Social distancing has given us all the chance to slow down and ground ourselves, get our creative juices flowing and finish off some of those projects we may have forgotten about. But in these uncertain times we still all long to be connected. So we have chosen some of our favourite women to share a little about their day to day lives in isolation. Remember we are all in this together!
Up first we have our talented textile print designer, Sharnee Thorpe. We invite you to join her for a day in the life at home isolation style.
How do you start your day?
With a few stretches in the lounge room, most of the time with a baby crawling over me, then breakfast and a swim across the road at the beach with Velvet, my bub.
What's been helping you get through isolation?
All Press coffee brewed on my stove top and being able to Facetime friends during the day (they would have normally been out doing things and are now stuck at home with time to chat). I’m also very lucky to live on the same property as my parents and my sister recently returned from overseas with her boyfriend, so we have a little family community. It's pretty awesome.
What's your favourite room/space in your house and why?
Our kitchen, dining and lounge room is all one room, so I’ll say the section of the room where the dining table is. The morning light filters through our front door that has a beautiful lead light window that my 90 year old grandpa made, just before he passed away, it’s a pretty magical spot.
What is your most treasured possession?
Hmm that’s a tough one, I have so many! Can I give my top 3? My vintage print of the 'Blue Green Lady' that was left to me by grandpa, an awesome afghan vintage leather vest that my mum gave me and a giant shell that was a wedding present from a friend who lives on Thursday Island.
Describe your home in a sentence?
A rainbow explosion of vintage finds and dried flowers.
What is one thing you are grateful for right now?
That I live in a beautiful little coastal town away from the city and I can still go to the beach for a swims.
What are you reading, watching and listening to?
I’m reading the power of now by Eckhart Tolle (thought it was a good time to finally read this). And I’m listening to a podcast called ‘Beyond the Bump’ for some real mama chats.
What's the first thing you are going to do when isolation ends?
Go op shopping and out for cocktails and dinner with all my beautiful friends.
Sharnee wears our Zeppelin flares in golden palm
Not only does Sharnee draw our prints, she is also the founder of Wandering Folk.
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