Usually at the beginning/end of a year we like to set some new personal resolutions, of things we would like to change or achieve. This year however, we really like who we are becoming and decided instead to focus our year on being as present as we can in the midst of life.
For the past two weeks our garage/office has been filled to the brim with 10,000 books that we are getting ready to give away this week. While it’s always in my mind that for every book we sell, we are going to then give a school book away, it becomes much more real when I have a huge pile of school books staring me in the face.
A great written review of FRANK's 2016 Journal by Jemma Simple Life.
I almost added this journal to my January favourites, but I thought it deserved a post of its own..
Jason and Jess travel to Melbourne to explore the Social Enterprise Scene.
Some of you may not know that Jason (my husband) and I have been running a small social enterprise called FRANK for the last few years. We started out of a very small apartment underneath my parents house back in 2012 with the idea to create notebooks, journals and diaries that inspire and enable us to be great humans! In addition to this idea, we operate using a buy one, give one model. This means for every item we sell, we donate a school book to a child in need in New Zealand. You can see more about our giving and story here.
Some wise words from Illustrator Marie Wade.
We spent some time with the very talented Marie Wade to pick her brain about what keeps her inspired! An extremely talented Illustrator and creative, Marie spends her time creating beautiful creatures and spending a lot of time around paint!