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Palmistry Part 2. Fronds are still friends.

I wrote this as part of a bigger piece about all things palmy, cut it in half, posted the first lot, forgot that I hadn’t posted the follow up.  Better late than never. I’m a flawed human who still loves palm trees…So to continue on.

Lots of staples come from palm trees. Coconuts of course, and dates, betel nuts & acai fruit all come from palm trees.  I lived in a coconut grove for a time, Continue reading Palmistry Part 2. Fronds are still friends.

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A Frida Frenzy

And then this happened.  A Frida Frenzy. 

Recently a stylish boutique gallery in Kiama thought it might be fun to get a couple of local artists to respond to the theme of Frida…suddenly a handful became a band of 60 artists, sculptors, collage & textile artists, florists and more exploding into a whirlpool of connection, fun, and creative frenzy. Suddenly everything was coming up Frida! Continue reading A Frida Frenzy

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Always be a Pineapple

Stand Tall, Wear a Crown and Be Sweet on The Inside.

Pineapples have been trending for some time now, possibly on the way to being surpassed by the cactus as the No.1 groovy motif, but for me, they’ll always be number one. I’ve been a pineapple devotee for years, well ahead of the mainstream surge of popularity with a scrap book of pineapple things way before they even became a thing.

Mosaic, stencils, sequinned T-shirt, upside-down pineapple cake, vintage bowl, fabric, drinking pineapple cocktails from a hollowed-out pineapple, T-towels, eating pineapple at the Big Pineapple and I have even accidentally looked like a pineapple. Sporting a new orange jumper that fell about my torso in a roundish fashion, I glimpsed my reflection. My blonde hair fluffed out atop my head. Yup. Pineapple walking. Continue reading Always be a Pineapple

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The Art of Name

Haven’t we all day dreamed of what we would name our children (eek, what if it’s twins?), our villa in Corfu, our racehorse, pet schnoodle, or our yacht. And don’t we all love those little games where we choose our death metal rock band, or porn star name?  I’ve done all that and more. I have a whole compendium of business names at the ready when the need arises.

I even had one ready for Print Darling (which was of course, Print Darling). It was a ‘working name’ at first, just to make sure it was going to stick. It did, but I went around the block a few times road testing alternatives. How did I decide to call Print Darling, Print Darling?

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Palmistry: Part One

Fronds are Friends

I once had a boyfriend who didn’t like palm trees, he said they were too messy. Well I think boyfriends are messy but that’s another story. I love palm trees. All shapes all sizes and I cannot lie. And I can’t get enough of them.

I love a luscious garden in general but the ones I love most are filled with palmy plants. Give me over-grown, over-flowing and excess any day. I’m not one for orderly manicured spaces. Who was it that said, too much is never enough? I love that person too. Those long lazy fronds instantly transport me to tropical paradise island mode and I am at peace. You may laugh, but fronds are my friends. Continue reading Palmistry: Part One