Work in Progress: Early Figs in Blue and White Bowl

I should probably tell you up front: This one-of-a-kind watercolour still life painting I just finished, Early Figs in a Blue and White Bowl, is sold already. An eNews bold soul got the ‘first dibs’ email and snapped it right up for their happy home. Sign up for yourself to get early bird news next time.

Here, for the record, are some of the steps that led to the pictures completion, starting with a bowl of fresh juicy figs, the early ‘white’ (pale green) variety. I found my favourite drawing nib just in time, and began with a sheet of textured watercolour paper.

One of the lovely things about making still life art is the chance to appreciate produce in a way other than just eating the (in this case) figs! Despite my low FODMAPs food needs, the sweet scent of ripening figs was enjoyable in itself while translating their luscious abundance into line and colour. The complicated blue bowl kept me alert!

Two pictures of painting in progress, the left is incompletely coloured with detailed line work still showing; the right is a close up of a complete section, shown with tools alongside.My favourite time to paint produce is when it’s ripe and brightly coloured. In that surprisingly short window I was compelled to progress the picture daily because I wanted to capture the ripe colour in time. You can see in the photo below, the figs in the bowl are starting to go beyond their ‘best’!

Angled shot of "Early Figs in Blue and White Bowl" painting laid on a swrily yellow-ish table surface, with actual bowl and figs towards the back and to the left.Light and happiness flowed into the final picture. I hope you enjoyed seeing this process and finished painting :)

I don’t know how I’m keeping Oz Comic-Con – enter here for weekend family pass tickets! – in my head with all the fruit and patterns, but somehow it’s all just compatible with each other, and I’m looking forward to one while working on the other! Exciting!

Talk soon,
Love Meg x o

 

PS Follow me on facebook or Instagram to follow what I’m painting next (hint: it’s yellow produce)!

PS3 Half price for eNews subscribers on the last of the 2017 calendars – the Happy To Be Here theme has a strong collection of produce, flowers, bold women and cat art! If that’s of interest to you, sign up now – the 50% off coupon code goes out with the blog post round up tomorrow morning! (Haha, if you’re reading this in the emailed blog post round up – how meta! – scroll to the bottom of the email and the code is beside my ‘sign off’ picture.)

PS3 If you have a sparkle spare, send some love over for Captain Whitepaws.

PS4 Early Figs in Blue and White Bowl is available as digital fine art print.

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Oz Comic-Con 2017 Ticket Giveaway

Later: Thank you so much everyone who joined in. I wish I could make it so you would all win :(
By the time I’d read everyone’s comments and replied to them, I couldn’t have chosen objectively, so I used an online random number generator, and …. The Oz Comic-Con weekend pass has been won by commenter 2, Steph! I’ve emailed you, Steph, to get a couple more details so you can claim your tickets when they go on sale.

Would you like to win tickets to 2017 Oz Comic-Con*? Woot! Then read on…

photo of convention room, showing audience heads chatting while they wait for a talk; on stage is a screen with the 2014 Oz Comic-Con logo of 2014; overlaid is blog post header in hand-writing looking font stating: " Oz Comic-Con 2017 Family Ticket Giveaway - Tangerine Meg". There's a purple border at the bottom and orange borders at the sides.I have a a $150 family weekend pass to Oz Comic-Con in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney to give away!

I applied some time ago and had thought that perhaps our bloggy community of lovely souls may not be big enough for the organisers of this large event. Thank you, organisers, for disproving my theory. Love your work – thanks for including me us in the proceedings!

Costumes

Remember when I dressed up as Frida Kahlo for Oz Comic-Con in Adelaide a couple of years ago? Not Sci Fi, but iconic never the less. Click this to check out my blog post about making it to Frida-the-actual-artist’s-exhibition last year in Sydney.

A collage of 4 photos of Tangerine Meg dressed up as Frida Kahlo ready for Oz Comic-Con 2014.Sometimes I want and want to do things but this time I actually did it. These photos make me happy! How good is my Frida eye brow? :)

Some of my favourite Oz Comic-Con speakers

I ab.sol.ute.ly became a #fangirl of Nana Visitor (pic below) at her talk. She was so real; I enjoyed the way she spoke of having boy children, her guiding truths and creativity as well as her time on DS9. After her talk changed the colour of my day, I started to watch through the series of Star Trek DS9. I also enjoyed Ben Browder’s talk – he’d just done his role in Doctor Who and couldn’t talk about it! Corin Nemec is a good storyteller and an interesting person – did you know he does aerosol art?

Nana Visitor, Star Trek DS9 actress, on stage at Oz Comic-Con in 2014. A few audience heads are visible in the foregroundYou could take photos for a minute or two when the actor came on the stage, and then you had to not.

I’ve never had a picture taken with an actor, nor gotten an autograph at a Comic-Con (though I’ve gotten a couple of musician’s signatures).

Oz Comic-Con and OzCatCon

I’ve loved the vibe each time I’ve been to Oz Comic-Con. Besides the panels, talks and stalls, I’ve been amazed at the wonderful costumes people create and boldly wear in public. The amiably obsessed crowd even made me wonder if I could happily ‘do’ (ie. be a cat art stallholder) at OzCatCon later in the year. Stay tuned.

Even stone angels queue for chips.

How to enter this 2017 Oz Comic-Con Giveaway

To enter the draw to win a weekend family pass to 2017 Oz Comic-Con (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane) leave a comment below telling us which Oz Comic-Con guest you’d most like to see, talk to or get a photo with and why. On March 21st, I’ll pick the most creative and interesting from all eligible entries (or use a random selection method if they’re all pretty equal) and contact the winner.

Click here for the 2017 Oz Comic-Con dates. Click on your city to see which guests will be there.

Full disclosure, by the way: I, too, get a family pass for running this giveaway! Seems like a win-win to me!  I’m excited already :)

See you in the comments section – good luck!
Love Meg x o

 

PS If you like Science Fiction or other nerdy things, check out my geeky things Pinterest board here. (I need a better name for it!)

PS2 The header image at the top of this post is actually a double ‘exposure’. I exposed for the screen in one shot, and for the audience in one shot, and got a surprisingly defined result from combining them!

PS3 Shall we all go as one of Carrie Fisher’s characters this year? #valecarrie

* “Con” = convention

Photo of audience members awaiting a talk by favourite actor, in the meantime a screen displays the 2014 Oz Comic-Con logo. Header overlays.

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Visiting Frida in Sydney

Lucky me, I got to ‘visit Frida’ last September. By which I mean: I went to see the touring Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera exhibition in Sydney. It felt like a bit of a pilgrimage. Though comparatively close in global terms, the exhibition was interstate from where I live.

Header image for "Visiting Frida in Sydney" blog post featuring Tangerine Meg posing in front of a big photographic mural of Frida Kahlo in her studio.This is Michele (who is the brains and talent behind Mosaic Art Australia) and me at the mosaic floor at the grand entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I wish I’d had brighter or more interesting shoes on, but I had just this one pair of comfy walking shoes (Keens) for the trip! Happily Michele had red mary janes which were perfect. Feet standing on mosaic floor. The floor has small tiles making a curved repeated pattern and featuring an artist's palette surrounded by an olive branch design.This picture of me (taken by Karen I think) in front of the exhibition entry Frida studio photo mural makes me happy. Imagine being anywhere near Frida’s studio, even if symbolically. #ifihadatardis

Tangerine Meg posing smiling in blue shirt in front of black and white photo mural of Frida Kahlo in her studio.The first main picture on glowing orange wall. Good call, art gallery!

How wonderful to be in the same room as paintings which I’d seen for years in books and on the internet. It’s hard to describe the feeling. Amazed? Impressed? Delighted? Perhaps a combination of those… Am-press-light-ed?

Backs of people viewing Frida Kahlo painting on orange wall.What a classic. Self portrait. Monkeys. Red wall. So rich and lovely to see in person. So much to bathe in.

Frida Kahlo self portrait with monkeys, framed in gold and hanging on deep red wallIn this exhibition you were allowed to take photos but not use a flash. In the interests of perfection-in-imperfection, I’ve kept these pics of the art, photos, quotes etc as per the reality of my phone photography. Think of it as though you were beside me and I took wonky phone photos as we walked through! If you want ‘perfect’ flat, colour-corrected versions you can easily find them on line (see below).

As well and loving being in the same room as the originals that Frida Kahlo had painted, I liked learning more about the many photos that were taken of her. There were many different photographers, starting with her father (who tooks pictures as his professional). Here are some Frida pictures from when she was little.

This ^^ is the whole studio pic that the exhibition organisers blew up for the entrance mural. Thank goodness the term ‘decluttering’ hadn’t been coined yet, Kahlo’s space would’ve been way less interesting!

The organisers featured a bunch of quotes from Frida …

Photographs of frida kahlo quotes from 2016 exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW… and Diego (her husband) and others, including Bravo (one of the many photographers).

I found it fascinating that Frida was one of the first to craft an image – a look, a brand – and that she was aware of this. She hopefully would be pleased with the iconic nature of her images that are around these days.

There were translations of a few letters Frida had received and written, which revealed how loving a wife, sister and daughter she was. They were fun to read. I don’t have pictures of them.

Iconic and beautiful, right?

I keep being reminded how proud, smart and graceful Frida was. My heart breaks that she lived with so much pain and died quite young. Didn’t she work hard and leave an amazing legacy?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this personal account of a ‘visit to Frida’. One day, maybe we can go see her blue house museum in Mexico!

Have you seen the movie of Frida Kahlo’s life in which she’s is played by Selma Hayek? (Adults)

Here are me, Michele and Karen McSwan Silsby outside the Art Gallery. We’d all travelled from different states to meet up at the event. Most of us hadn’t met in person before, but it was very much a #kindredspirit situation. #oldfriendswhovejustmet

3 Smiling Women outside the Art Gallery of New South WalesBe of good cheer dearheart, for alonside the darkness and buffoonery beauty still exists and needs to be seen – and felt. Our good hearts need to keep being filled to keep our hope and strength up for the tasks to come.

Love Meg x o

PS  Like Frida images? Check out this Fantastique Frida Pinterest board that I sometimes contribute to.

PS2 Like reminders about being a Bold Woman? Click this to grab a 2017 bold art calendar – there are still a few left!

PS3 Remember when I dressed up as Frida, and did my own lino print of a health issue?

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Work in Progress: First Fig

For this handcolored lino print, I’ve branched (!) out to illustrate a snippet of a friend’s story…

Header image for "Work in Progress: First Fig" featuring sketch and final lino print and chunky fontWhile travelling together, a dear young friend read out the Sylvia Plath excerpt below, commenting how very much they related…

Lino print of young adult reaching for high purple figs alongside a Sylvia Plath quote from The Bell Jar about just such a life stage

If you can’t read it on this image, scroll to the bottom where I’ve put it in in plain type too.

Wow! What a crossroads to be at, right? How to choose?

How difficult, but how necessary for forward motion. Action needed, yet caution in play in case of choosing the ‘wrong’ one.

The prose stands so clear and strong, I don’t want to write too much…

However, I knew I wanted to illustrate this as a lino print. Now I had choices to make: How to design the print to convey the story? Should the person be in the tree? Should there be a ladder involved, or a bag to put figs in?

Here are some of the layouts/compositions I played with. These tiny sketches in my note book were the journey that led to the final, simple looking layout.

Biro ketches on lined note paper showing different ideas for composition of "First Fig" lino printThe picture needed to be simple – to catch the ‘can’t reach’, the purple-ness of the figs and that blue sky of optimism :)

So, this is the final print:

Hand coloured lino print with rainbow border. Subject is young man with funky hair reaching for purple figs hanging from a fig tree. Blue background.The figs are almost within reach. You can imagine the rest of the story is the first fig gets plucked and enjoyed :)

I’d love to hear in the comments when you’ve been almost – but not completely – paralysed by juicy choices, and how you picked your first fig.

Talk soon,
Meg x o

 

PS Like this image? Get it for your home >> as art prints or as a card. (There are also other art cards in singles or serendipitous mixed packs of 10.) I also have original hand-coloured lino prints – contact me if you’re interested (not yet in online shop). Do you know somebody with such a quandry of choice? Let them know you see them, you get it…

PS 2 If you’d like to see more of my lino prints and others that inspire me, check out my lino print board on Pinterest!

PS3 Here’s the quote again as text instead of as an image…

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar)

 

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We have a new Secret Library of downloads!

Wondering where the happy bold art downloads are now?

The freebies have moved to a new spot on my website … The bookmarks, framing info, bookplates and cat coloring page for adults are now in a delicious secret library of downloads: the Tangerine Treasury! You can see the Tangerine Treasury sign up tab in the menu above this blog post if you’re reading on my website (not in your inbox).

watercolour background, with the 4 secret library downloadables arranged on it, and hand-lettered looking font with header wordsYou can easily get the happy art treats:

To get the key to the secret download treasury, simply sign up to my mailing list. Your entry code will arrive immediately, in your first welcome email.

If you already get my [Tangerine Juice] Studio eLetters in your inBox, you automatically have access to the secret library – no need to subscribe again! Link to the secret Tangerine Treasury page and your entry key are in your emails.

What’s included?

The Tangerine Treasury secret library currently comprises:

  • Bookmarks! The bright magic cat, blooming flowers and #IAmEnough affirmation bookmarks give happy vibes to snuggle down to sleep with, while they loyally mind your place in your book
  • Bookplates! ‘Reading Girl’ bookplates to really ‘own’ the books you’re keeping an actual physical copy of :)
  • A cat art coloring page for adults – need I say more? – and
  • a new art collector’s guide to having artworks on paper framed: “How Do I Frame my Lino Print?”

Scroll down to sign up! Or click this :)

Along with access to the Tangerine Treasury secret library, you receive:

  • good-vibey, monthly-ish eLetters from the heart of my studio – with exhibition and art market updates, studio sneak peeks (often including studio cats!) and first looks at fresh art,
  • blog post round ups direct to your inbox,
  • 10% off art calendars, and
  • Happy Birthday emails (if you include your birthdate)

People who get my emails say:

“I absolutely love all of the color and joy in your emails. When I see a new one, I don’t know whether to open it first (Eat dessert first) or leave it for last (Save the best for last). Either way, it’s been a long time since I’ve so enjoyed venturing into a new area.” ~ Barb

The Treasury will grow

As I make new things, the happy secret library will be added to, just like any good collection.

Sign up below and I’ll see you in your inBox! Otherwise, meet back here in about a week?
Love Meg x o

 

PS Like my new patterned website background? Check out my Pattern Obsession pinterest board to see more colorful patterns that inspire me :)

PS2 Just a few 2017 Bold Art Calendars left – 3 Bold Women and 4 Happy To Be Here themed ones came back from stockists … if you’re signing up for the Tangerine Treasury secret library, you’ll get a discount code on the calendars you can use straight away.

Live Bold List 46: So Long 2016 and thanks for all the fish!

What a year it’s been! If I were a beloved-celebrity-who’s-influenced-many-lives-via-popular-culture, I think I’d go hide right now, to avoid the final hours of 2016’s careless onslaught. #valecarrie

Header image for "So Long 2016 and Thanks for all the fish" blog post featuring mint green fish pattern with a lightish blue back ground

Other than that intro, I’m not going to talk of the larger world. We both have other means to collect that information. What I’d like to do is a wrap up of the Tangerine pocket of the world … ‘cos creative and beautiful and happy things happened too!

Live Bold List 46: So Long 2016 and thanks for all the fish!

  1. My Happy To Be Here Exhibition – my first solo art show in over 20 years. This took over a year of work and planning and 4 weeks that flew by of actual exhibition!
  2. At the exhibition we screened the Happy To Be Here Project video. Thanks everyone who joined in! It was really fun collecting photos from bold souls around the world, seeing your feet and surroundings, etc. Would you like to be part of a new community project in 2017?
  3. Changed my part-time work situation from working for a friend at her office, to working for other friends from my home office, which freed up a bunch of commuting hours
  4. New Thing: Tangerine Treasury! Woot! I got advice from fabulous Sarah of Yes and Yes about smartening up my website and other online stuff, and have put the free downloads I offer into a lovely secret library. Join my mailing list for access << use this link or the little ‘form’ here:
  5. Seven new Bold Interviews – it’s been so fun to learn more about seven more people I admire. There are more interviews in the pipeline too! Stay tuned :)
  6. Collaboration with Cheryl at Wrappa Bees. These wax food wraps are such a great product, I’m thrilled to be involved! Our Tangerine Meg / artist line of reusable wax food wraps have been well received and the first two batches sold out! (Working on Batch 3 as we ‘speak’.) Thank you for joining in our funky eco efforts!
  7. Sorted out my wardrobe/clothes, one round each in Summer and Winter. Op (thrift) shops are the winner here! And spaciousness of closet :) It’s taken time and work, and has proven surprisingly freeing. It’s more fun mix and matching in the morning when things actually go together – and fit. Much inspiration for this from Brenda Kinsel.
  8. Four new calendars – woot! I made 2017 bold art calendars themed on Cats, Food+Flowers, and Bold Women along with the exhibition-commemorating Best Of, Happy To Be Here. While almost sold out, I have a few back from stockists of the latter 2 themes. Click this to snap one up.
  9. Survived a computer break down. Man, 2 weeks is a L-O-N-G time when you’re reliant on a computer! Let’s see how I go now, with a clothes washing machine break down over the holiday period :P
  10. New stockists and galleries. Woot! My art is now in The Strand Gallery, Waste Not Want Not Eco Store, Lightfoot Eco Store, Hahndorf Academy shop, Mockingbird Lounge bookstore / cafe / community hub, along with Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Nadja’s Garden, Pepper Street Arts Centre, Gallery M, Urban Cow Studio Gallery.
  11. Did 18 Art Markets in person!
  12. Started circus training again. That makes me happy. And my left and right brain. I’m going to have to overcome a resistance to performance at some point, aren’t I?
  13. Started doing my summary of year much earlier and feeling more on top of it. in 2016 I didn’t have a word of the Year, but for 2017 it’s ‘dropped in’ already… “Discern.” This makes extra sense knowing I am an enneagram One.
  14. Last but not least: I made my way to Sydney for a Frida Kahlo exhibition pilgrimage. Blog post to follow, once I sort out which pictures I have.

 

I seem to have exclaimed “Woot!” rather a lot in this list! Woot! :D

How’s your 2016 re-cap and 2017 visioning going? I’d love to hear about your creative and beautiful and happy things happenings of 2016… Will you share in the comments? You can post a link if you have a blog post or suchlike on line we can read.

See you on the flip side! Woot!
Love Meg x o

PS If you like my Hello Sweetie Fish drawing featured in the header image, here’s a link to the Hello Sweetie Fish purple print. There’s also one in a minty green, at my Red Bubble print on demand page … here’s a link to the Bold Fish Birds & Butterflies section.

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Work in Progress: Cuss Like Sailors. Hug Like Angels

One of my favourite pieces of art I’ve made lately has: wings, a prosthetic foot, an eye patch, ‘swear’ words, best friends and fabulous hair. What’s not to love? :D

lino print artwork of 2 sailor/pirate friends with dark & lighter skin colours.It’s like a lino print take on a photographic friends self portrait – you know the ones, with cheeks alongside each other, faces beaming?

If you saw me do my artist’s talk at my exhibition, you would’ve seen me gesticulating wildly as I told the backstory of this hand-coloured lino print with a friendship theme. Here it is as a blog post – you’ll have to imagine my enthusiastic hand-waving.

marker drawing of hugging angels with spiral sketchbook binding on the leftInspiration

This design concept was inspired by Catherine Caine and Kyeli Smith’s discussion on this Mediocre Be Damned podcast about Femininity in Spirituality. The talk was on many aspects, including that there’s a whole spectrum of ways to be feminine – to be yourself, really. That it can’t all be pink / fairies / ‘daintiness’, nor all not that, and still be real and personal. Do you think so too? On that spectrum of femininity, we all fall where we fall (or choose to fall – and who else’s business is it anyway?)

Catherine and Kyeli concluded: “We both cuss like sailors and hug like angels”. Love. It.

I find myself giggling in delight at the wings, hair dos, great dress and the ‘swears’ – and relating so much to that spectrum bit – let’s just be ourselves! – at the same time. You too? #kindredspiritsarewe

Making

From the sketched idea, above, I drew onto the lino block.

Photo of lino block, half carved, with 2 lino tools alongside

Here’s the lino block partially carved. You can see I drew the women the same way around as in the original sketch, which why they’re the other way around in the final. Somewhere along the way we lost the word ‘bollocks’, included now in this blog post for good measure.

Individuals in Peace. Diversity. Respect. Friendship. These are some of the things I thought about while I made this art. As in my Friends: Luka, Pace and Joy lino print – work in progress post here, I’m now bringing a better an actual range of skin colours into my art. #conversationinprogress

2 panels of close up of lino blocks; both with backwards writint

Writing and thinking

I’ve again had fun making backwards writing – here’s a pic of 2 bits of writing on the block. A new challenge was the symbols to represent some of the ‘swears’, the #ampersand and the little skull and stars, etc :D

My design thought process went: if they’re sailors > they might be pirates > traditionally one might have a wooden leg > might they have a modern prosthetic? Apparently still an old school eye patch, though!

3 black ink prints on white paper of "cuss like sailors, hug like angels"Here are some of the original prints before colouring (above) and with the final color scheme (below).

Being Yourself. And Friendships with others being themselves. So important. Want to talk about that in the comments? Be my guest! Mwah! #rainbows #respect

Talk soon, friend,
Love Meg x o

 

PS Want your own Cuss Like Sailors. Hug Like Angels sailor/angel/feminism spectrum art/talisman to shine your awesomeness back at you? Digital prints and original lino prints are still available for your sweet wall!

PS 2 Click this if you’d like to check out my Bold Souls Pinterest board to see some more of the people who inspire me.

 

 

lino print artwork of 2 sailor/pirate friends with dark & lighter skin colours.

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Live Bold List 45: A few of my favourite things November 2016

flowers overlaid with title of blog post, which is "Live Bold List 45: A few of my favourite things November 2016I’m bursting to share these links with you!

This song is making me happy: Philly covering a peace, love and unity song by Bob Marley. << Click text link if video doesn’t work.

Want another reminder that we’re all human and want to connect? Read this article: Little girl makes friend with widower

This podcast interview from Angela Treat Lyon about individuality and conforming is challenging and gooooood.

The WEstock photo project is a brilliant idea from Téa Silvestre to make human variety more plentifully available in photographic stock images.

I’ve linked to Thunderpants before, they’re an organic cotton underwear company in New Zealand. It’s a relatively unpromoted Quality of Life thing when you have a bunch of comfy undies with cool patterns on them in your drawer! Shout out to fabulous underwire-free bra company bodywise, too! x o

Nicely made video … the Australian First Nation people need a hand getting their message across to the Government who are slow to embrace common sense and indeed, life. Urg, sound familiar, US friends? If you can’t donate, perhaps you could pass that link on.

I finally read Wild by Cheryl Strayed. #latebloomer Here’s a little quote:

“I think it’s neat you do what you want. Not enough chicks do that, if you ask me–just tell society and their expectations to go fuck themselves. If more women did that, we’d be better off.”
~ Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Here’s a reference to Wild in the new Gilmore Girls. I’m amidst watching my first one, Winter, right now and haven’t seen the reference yet. Are you watching the new episodes?

So rewarding and heartwarming to be helping TPRF with their humanitarian work by contributing a percentage of sales. Here’s a success story that brought tears to my eyes.

We’re having some fun and doing some good with the Tangerine Meg + WrappaBees wax wrap collaboration, too! The less cling wrap and other plastic we disperse through the land and oceans, the better, right? Plus: loving getting patterns and colour inside fridges!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a book I borrowed from the library. #iheartlibraries JJ Virgin writes about the 7 most common inflammatory foods and how to stop them harming your health. She’s a classically trained nutritionist, and makes so much sense I decided to try out her dietary suggestions. It’s already helping ease my sore knee and my brain fog! Check JJ’s site and books out if you have random health issues, and weight that’s hard to lose. It’s not just you.

So these are the things that are on my mind, dear heart. Maybe some of it is useful to you? Let’s know in the comments section.
Talk soon,
Love Meg x o

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Bold Living 53: Who Looks Outside, Dreams; Who Looks Inside, Awakes – Jung

Blues and reds swirl and merge on a photographic background; overlaid in chunky type is a Jung quote: "“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
~ C.G. Jung

I’ve a couple of blog posts in progress. While they are awaiting various elements, I thought I’d make this colour/wisdom combo into a picture post. Loving the light and abstraction of this photo mix-up! Hope you do too.

Mwah!
Meg x o

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