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    Hello and welcome! I am Joanna, a wife, a mother and the artist behind the olive bird store. This blog is a space to scribble notes on a life filled with creativity and joy. Along the way I'll share arty endeavours, things that inspire me and other random streams of consciousness. I hope you enjoy and come back and visit often!

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    This moment

    One photo capturing a moment from my week. A simple, beautiful moment that deserves to be soaked in and cherished. No words, just a picture. Feel free to share a link to your moment in the comments. 

    This moment

    One photo capturing a moment from my week. A simple, beautiful moment that deserves to be soaked in and cherished. No words, just a picture. Feel free to share a link to your moment in the comments. 

    Blissfully unproductive evening

    Evenings around here normally consist of baby in bed around 7pm, then the paints, pens, paper and whatnot emerges cautiously whilst they are safe from tiny fingers. Tonight however, they can stay packed away. The last three nights I have averaged about four hours sleep. Last night it was about two. In a life pre-Julian I would have […]

    Alphabet love print

    This bright love note is now up at our etsy store! Click on the big orange etsy button to have a look around our little shop! I’m loving this shade of yellow at the moment, maybe because summer is approaching! The original painting hangs in Julian’s bedroom and watches over his cot. The print is […]

    Welcome to the olive bird’s nest!

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