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Hello hello! Isn’t this year just whizzzzzing by? It dawned on me the other day that we are almost half way through 2014 – say whaaaat?
For me it’s time to refocus on this years goals and anything I’d like to work on to achieve them before the year is over. One of my main goals being to create a calendar for 2015 full of watercolour drawings!
On Wednesday night we went to Rhys Darby… He is doing a comedy tour called Mr Adventure – pretty sure I got a 6 pack from laughing so hard. Anyway if you’re not sure who Rhys is there is a video link below – you may recognise him from Flight of the Concords as Murray!

Rhys Darby in New Zealand

This weeks…
Article: A series of images of the traditional life in the Siberian Arctic. I love this insight and the emotion portrayed in the beautiful pictures. It’s so far from my life here. Truly stunning.
Video: The best of Murray Hewitt from Flight of the Concords
Quote: ‘A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions’. – Ahhhh yes. This is perfect.

Macaroon + vintage boots

I hope you all have a lovely weekend planned. A few home DIYs and some thrifting is in order for me. Plus a trip to the market for fresh flowers & coffee dates :) xobec


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It’s been suuuuch a whirlwind crazy week! A few months ago mum and I decided doing up a house would be a fun adventure together – so here we are. Over the past week we have packed and lifted and are slowly putting everything into it’s right place. It is crazy how much ‘stuff’ you accumulate over the years. I’m excited to share our journey as we do up the house and as you can imagine, I have hundreds of super amazing ideas!

Yaaay for my word ‘adventure’ this year! I hope you’re all having a memory making & exciting week,xobec


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Good morning lovely friends. This week I’ve been working on some art designs which I’ll share on the shop soon. It feels so good to be drawing again! Summer is so perfect in NZ at the moment – I am enjoying dining outdoors, maxi skirts, all the delicious berries & glasses of champagne with friends.
This weeks…
Video: TED Talks – ‘How I learned to stop worrying and love “useless” art‘ by Luke Syson.
Article: Beautiful photos by a mother & daughter of blowing bubbles in wintertime. SUCH a cool idea with amazing results.
Quote: “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” – Kerim Seddiki. This is so true. I love it. And need to remember it!

Frankie + breakfast

My art exhibition ‘of wildflowers & wings” ends this weekend. It’s been so amazing having my art displayed at the Old Post Office Store. If you’re in the area head out to the Moutere & treat yourself to this little slice of paradise!xobec


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Good morning! This week I set up my art exhibition ‘of wildflowers & wings’ I’m always so nervous having my art on view like this! But it feels so good to push through arty barriers.
We are having beautiful summery weather and I went for my first swim of the season. Golden sands and crystal clear blue water – Nelson summers are the absolute best. I cannot wait for the outdoor movies to start!
How is your Christmas shopping going? I haven’t even started. Only 6 sleeps to gooo.

Closed forever gateChristmas Lights + Beach

Article: look at the amazing paintings/doodles by Augustin Lesage I absolutely love the mix of colours and how huge these works are.
Video: This is a truly beautiful video. Capturing a moment of being carefree.
Quote: “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of everything”.xobec


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We have had some beautiful weather this week – perfect for berry picking and ice creams! And today – the rain has set in so I have an evening of art planned.
Last night I had my first ‘guest blogger’ event at a fashion show by the amazing boutique Trouble & Fox and Sidecar in Nelson – which I’ll be sharing soon. A very cool evening showcasing beautiful Nelson businesses and creatives.
This weeks video, article & quote…
Video: This is just so sooo clever. Art made with dice. Imagine how long it would have taken to plan this!
Article: Eee this is so cute. A teeny tiny trailer. The detailing is incredible. I would love to visit it some day!
Quote: “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right to your purpose” – T.D Jakes
Have an amazing day friends!xobec