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2020
HEARTWORK is my buzz word for 2020, it’s about the things that bring colour to your life, give you purpose and bring you joy.
Being creative and helping people are some of my things, so combining the two equals pure joy for me!

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.

I had planned to design this book by myself, but during round 1 of the Covid19 lockdown, (with homeschooling my year 7, feeding a young baby and a toddler running around) – I found it so hard to get time to draw! I kept wanting to work on my new colouring book, but getting frustrated at the lack of progress. Luckily I have a great network of artistic friends and contacts, who I enlisted to help! These artists and designers are from many bushfire affected regions of Australia, and all share a deep love for our native wildlife and flora. Alongside each unique artwork is information on the species depicted, including what we can do to help preserve these endangered or vulnerable animals and plants, their habitats or ecosystems. There’s a profile on each artist too so you can find out more about their work, and hear their amazing stories.”
Get your copy here: https://etsy.me/35eDDzZ
Images by Lucy Taylor at Embark Photography, Beechworth.

 

2015/16

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.

Click here to download a FREE digital version of the colouring book for your tablet or device, or to print and colour it at home. 

Contact Me & Em today if you’re looking for unique artwork for your decor or project.

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Mindfulness Mandala Colouring Book
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Mindfulness Mandala Colouring Book
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Mindfulness Mandala Colouring book
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Hand Gilded Copper Mandala
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Set of 4 Hand Gilded Copper Mandalas
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Vintage Floral Alphabet and Number posters
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Vintage Floral Name Poster
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Vintage Floral Alphabet Poster
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Vintage Floral Flash cards
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Vintage Floral Flash cards

 

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