My Heartwork for this year, is the Australiana Colouring Book – designed to support wildlife affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires, they still greatly need our help. The book features 15 stunning designs by many regional Australian artists. You can enjoy colouring while raising funds for the Warriors4Wildlife charity, who assist bushfire affected wildlife. $10 from each sale goes directly to the charity, read on to hear my story.
“After seeing the devastating impact of the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires on our great Australian landscape, I was compelled to take action to help our Australian wildlife recover. I decided to design a colouring book with images of native Australian flora and fauna, and donate funds to a charity that focuses on that field – Warriors4Wildlife.
I was drawn to this group because they are dedicated to helping animals wherever they can, in many different ways. This 100% volunteer run not-for-profit rescue organisation is dedicated to helping sick, injured, orphaned or abandoned animals in need. Wildlife shelters receive little to no funding and the organisation aims to help ease their financial burden by providing much needed medicine, food and other supplies so they can continue to care for those in need.
Warriors 4 Wildlife are also passionate about sustainability and conservation and hope to enhance our environment through exciting volunteer projects and fundraisers. Education is so important when it comes to understanding how we can all help our native flora and fauna, especially in times of drought and extreme bushfire. My hope is by joining forces we can inform people about nature in a fun way.
As a Graphic Designer I have the ability to create visually appealing artwork and print designs to suit any decor or purpose. I love the challenge of creating new items in different colourways and styles, and get so much enjoyment out of this free and creative process of self-expression. For me, art should be meaningful, which is why my favourite things are those which have been personalised in some way.
A cause that is really important to me is Mental Health Awareness & Support, so I decided to donate 25% of my profits from sales of my Mindfulness Mandala Colouring Book to Beyond Blue. I was so proud to discover that over $1500 was raised.
This book has also helped marginalised women in Nepal to experience moments of calm, happiness, curiousity and flow through Connect with Compassion and the Seven Women Foundation. In co-ordination with the director Anita, they complete mindful colouring sessions, meditation and stretch classes so that all women cared for there will have the best opportunity for good health. These are women who have had many, many difficulties in life. They may have been born disabled, married young and then abandoned, or have been victims of domestic violence or destitution.
Visitors there can experience a pay it forward approach, of getting one book for themselves and one for each of these women. They are so appreciative of the gift.
Contact Me & Em today if you’re looking for unique artwork for your decor or project.