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Art: Pink poppy

Pink Poppy art inspirationPink Poppies by Bec Brown

This new art print is available on the shop this morning.
Inspired by this photo I snapped last Spring – poppiesssss!
This weekend is all about unpacking boxes, finding places for all our stuff and trying to get some sort of routine into our new home. I already have soooo many DIY ideas! I am working on one at the moment which is perfect for a wee Valentines Day gift =) Have a lovely weekend friends!xobec


Friday

Flax Bush SilhouetteFeather on the beach

This week I’ve been back at work – no more Christmas holiday bliss! Its been really good to get back in to a routine. And hopefully soon, I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things with my art too!
My current exhibition ‘of wildflowers and wings’ is still showing at The Old Post Office store in The Moutere – more details are here.

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My weeks faves…
Video: Eeee! This time lapse of LA is so beautiful
Article: A tour of Iris Apfel’s Manhattan apartment. This woman has always blown my mind with her incredibly exciting style. I have always loved the way she dresses and after seeing her home in this article, I’m even more in awe.
Quote: “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change” – anon.

This week I’ve also been thinking hard about goals for 2014 – a vision board is on the cards for this weekend. What are your plans? I hope it’s nice and warm wherever you are =) xobec


Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

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Arthurs Pass has to have been my most favourite drive of all. The most stunning New Zealand landscapes – sweeping mountains, blue flowers hug the sides of the roads that lead down into stunning valleys. I could have stayed here for my whole holiday!

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There is a train called the TranzAlpine which runs from Greymouth to Christchurch, passing through Arthurs pass. The shot above is of the railways which has blue lupins along it. One of my goals this year is to take this train ride through winter when the mountain tops are coated in fresh white snow.
An absolute MUST when visiting New Zealand is to spend time going through here.
Amazing.
The BEST. xobec


Punakaiki – South Island, New Zealand

Postcard - Punakaiki, New ZealandPunakaiki, New Zealand

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing my mini road trip adventure of the top of the South Island. I was so lucky to have a few weeks off over Christmas to be able to do this!
First stop was on the west coast – a small town called Punakaiki, famous for its Pancake Rocks & blowholes. These limestone formations were formed 30 million years ago and are truly spectacular.

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I was so taken by this place. The gorgeous little winding stone pathways, amazing rock formations with the sea crashing at their base and surrounded by New Zealand flax bushes & Nikau Palms. It was overcast with a light rain which made the whole experience more dramatic.

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If you get the chance to visit here, I highly recommend taking this little walk along the coast. Breathtaking & beautiful.xobec


Friday

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Hello! This week has been full of beautiful social events annnnd getting ready for Christmas – have you started shopping for prezzies?
Also, this weekend I will be adding a new item to the shop so keep an eye out.

Daisy at sunset Mapua Wharf Nelson Boats Mapua Wharf Nelson

This weeks video, article & quote are below… isnt that quote the best?
♦ Video: This beautiful time lapse video of New York city makes me want to hop on a plane right now and visit. I love it when someone sets out on a mission as big as this and creates something stunning for all to admire. So very cool.
♦ Article: I absolutely LOVE this. Seriously beautiful photography by Luke Casey of his view as he traveled the world by sea.
♦ Quote: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Picassoxobec