My initial impression of the book, “the life-changing magic of tidying up”, was already quite positive. Usually when dealing with books I like to take time to hold and feel the pages, since this was an eBook, all I could do was hold my tablet and examine the cover image. I loved the simplicity of the cover and felt that if the eBook followed in a similar fashion I would also love the book. The first thing I noticed was the impressive promise made by this digital delight, namely the words “life-changing magic”. Who doesn’t love magic, especially when it […]
What better way to celebrate a friend’s belated birthday than with fresh, delicious produce? Here we come Cornersmith. I found out about this cafe on one of my usual “best [insert meal or cuisine]” Google hunts. It took about 15 minutes to hustle up a table for 6, which turned out perfect as there was a delay due to a miscommunication between us about the number of the shop, it’s 314 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, 2204. It took me a while to work out the menu, but as soon as I it didn’t take long for me to make my choice.
The Birth of Bump to Baby Over 12 months of preparation it’s finally here! Bump to Baby: A creative hand painted pregnancy countdown. A fun, beautiful way to follow baby’s growth. A unique gift. Part art, part journal. It started with a conversation, when my friend was 14 weeks pregnant. She told me her baby was the size of a lemon. I found this fascinating, from that point on I knew I wanted to create something special. So I set to work finding more about this fruit and vegetable comparison phenomenon. Baby lemon, he is now 8 months, these cards […]
How do I be creative? Let me count the ways… Creativity is something that’s innate within us all, yes, it may be more dormant in some than others though let me assure you it is there. I can relate this to my recent experience with abdominal muscles, “abs”. I find it hard to believe I have these “abs” and yet under the layers of body padding I know they are there. I know they are there because despite not being able to see them, I feel them when I crunching! So there you have it, linking “abs” with “creativity”. These are 5 things […]
Data displayed visually has the ability to engage and educate. I love pictures, and I love them more when you can learn from them. Infographics are now migrating to animation, and combined with words and pleasant thought conducive music they come alive. Even with the oodles of note taking apps available, I still prefer no. 2 and take a notebook whenever possible, nothing beats putting pen to paper when you have an idea.
I start this post with a question that has crossed my mind a couple, okay it may have been more than a couple, of times these past few weeks. WHY? What is the purpose of dedicating time to a project? For me, it’s been a about balancing my desire to be constructive and produce things that are useful and perhaps even inspiring, and my desire just to do what I want to do. Fortunately, this balancing act hasn’t been too difficult as what I want to do relates quite closely with, hopefully, things others may find useful. I’ve been at […]