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21 Sep, 2018

A yarn with...

Edith Pass from Floral Ink

Edith Pass from Floral Ink

Having her own bricks and mortar shop was always on the cards for Edith Pass, founder of Floral Ink Blue Mountains, and it was the last chapter to complete the Floral Ink circle. We managed to tie Edith down for a quick yarn about life as a floristry artist and what it means to be a part of the wonderful Blue Mountains community.

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07 Sep, 2018

Travel

A Weekend in Blackheath

A Weekend in Blackheath

With the stunning backdrop of the Grose Valley and plentiful walking tracks that meander through forests of blue gum and trace lines along bubbling creeks - weekends are well spent in the picturesque area of Blackheath.

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08 Aug, 2018

A Yarn With...

Artist, Graham Gercken

Artist, Graham Gercken

We are kicking off this series with local Australian landscape artist, Graham Gercken. Graham’s style references that of the Heidelberg School artists, and much like them he paints his landscapes en plein air. Graham grew up in Queensland but has spent most of his life living here in the Blue Mountains. We are lucky enough to feature one of his paintings of our local Kanimbla Valley on the candle we’ve called, Our Place.

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08 Aug, 2018

Art

Art and the Bush: The Heidelberg School

Art and the Bush: The Heidelberg School

It’s no secret that we’re very fond of the works of The Heidelberg School artists. For us they evoke a romanticism of living on the land, of the simplicity of a pastoral lifestyle and the allure of our beautifully strange landscape.

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31 Jul, 2018

Poetry & Literature

The Bush Poets – Dorothea Mackellar

The Bush Poets – Dorothea Mackellar

When we are feeling homesick or contemplative, we often find ourselves turning to Australian Bush Poetry. For many of us, Bush Poetry evokes a sense of belonging and a deeply-rooted yearning to spend more time in nature. It’s a genre that we can’t get enough of, for its lyrical splendour and inherent connection to our landscape.

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