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Shop: Barbadoes Street House Art

Barbadoes Street, Christchurch

Years ago when I studied Graphic Design in Christchurch I lived in this beautiful big 2 storied, 7 bedroom villa with a group of friends. It was one of the best years of my life. Filled with adventures, creativity and millions of fun memories with some of my absolute best best buddies. After the Christchurch earthquake, this house was not liveable anymore and is now boarded up.
I try to make a special trip to drive past it if I’m ever in Christchurch – taking a moment to remember all the fun times had.
The last time I drove past, I decided it was time to draw it. I snapped a quick pic on my iPhone and went home to sketch. This is the result.
Drawing this has made me realise just how much homes mean to us all. That the 4 walls are filled with everyone’s history & memories.
Do you have a house in particular that you’ve lived in & filled with memories? I’d love to hear your story!
PS: This artwork is available as a fine art print here.
xobec


Little Beehive Co-Op

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Welcome to the coolest new shop in Nelson – Little Beehive Co-Op!
I cant even begin to explain how thankful I am for this beautiful little space (and especially to the 2 wonder woman who went forth and created it. Sooo incredibly cool.
Little Beehive Co-Op is just that – a Co-Op. Its brought together by 20 creatives in Nelson who pay for their space in the Shop and display the work of artists, photographers, jewellery makers, ceramic artists and clothing designers.
Everything in the store is handcrafted by New Zealanders, in-particular Nelsonians.

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I have a range of Clouds of Colour original drawings, prints, cards & stationery.
If you’d like to read more about it, theres a pretty cool article here, otherwise pop in to 123 Hardy Street, Nelson! xobec


Off road

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This Easter was all about getting off the beaten track and exploring some stunning spots in the South Island of New Zealand. Above are a few photos from the adventures! It was a terrible stormy weekend but when the sun peaks through as it disappeared behind the clouds, it gave a beautiful glow to the landscape. Those moments are what I love.
These photos were taken between the West Coast & Christchurch and also at Lake Coleridge.
Enjoy!
xobec


Friday

Street art, Venice Beach Tangled vine, Forest Palm Springs streets

Good morning! WordPress has been a bit funny not letting me log in these past few days. But fiiinally I’m back on! Nelson – actually most of New Zealand – is experiencing the most crazy storm with lots of trees falling over – a chaotic wind!
In this weeks Friday post are few extra photos from my trip away to LA (if you missed it, you can read about it here). I love finding photos on my camera that I’d forgotten about!
Look at this beautiful photo below that mum took of Frankiiiiieeeeeee!

Frankie, puppy

This weeks…
Article: This is the best. A child’s innocent face seen from above.
Video: This video is awesome. It shows how the father of this girl took a photo of her everyday for 14 years then made it into a vid- such a cool idea!
Quote: ‘Dont be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams’ – Ralph Waldo Emmerson

I hope you all have an amazing Easter weekend full of goodies. If you haven’t yet entered my art print giveaway – read about it here =)
xobec


Moon Image – Wall Feature

Giant photo print - feature wall

Some of you may recall a post I did over a year ago that was of a few photos of Super moon. I have been waiting for the right project, or spot in our home, to use one of the images. Here it is – in its perfect spot! I blew up the image to A0 poster size and had it printed onto satin finish photo paper.
Everytime I walk into our lounge, my heart jumps a little. What I absolutely LOVE about this image is that it is so raw. I took the photo on my old camera and never once retouched it on the computer. Thats the moon in all its glory – look at all those beautiful textures & markings. So incredible.
…just another wall feature idea for you all! Do you have any wall features you love at the moment? xobec