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Amanda Edwards (verified owner) – 19/01/2017
This book is beautifully brief yet packed with sensible advice on how to do this art/mother/life thing! Like wise words from an older arty sister. I will be referring back to it like a “how to” manual for years to come. Thanks for sharing what you have learned thus far Jasmine. I am inspired.
Jasmine – 20/01/2017
Hey Amanda, Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I am so glad you have connected with my words and you are encouraged on your creative journey.. Jasmine X
Rachel Moodie (verified owner) – 06/06/2017
I loved this book! It was like a bit of soul food. I sat on the couch with a cuppa and devoured it. So much insight and so beautifully put together. Highly recommend it!
Jasmine – 06/06/2017
Hello Rachel, Thank you so much, this is lovely to hear! Jasmine X
jo (verified owner) – 06/06/2017
Every mum should read this book, Jasmine writes with such wit and offers practical advice for working mums and mums in general. I read it in one sitting and loved it that much that I bought another 2 copies to give to friends. highly recommend it!
Thank you Jo, great to get such positive feedback and your repeat purchases!!
Desiree Radi Mansbridge (verified owner) – 06/06/2017
I loved reading Jasmines book. I agreed with all of the suggestions to balance studio practice and parenting. Its a real juggle and great to read how another artist does it. The quotes in the book was inspiring and so is the author. I left a spare copy in the workshop of the Daylesford Ceramic coperative – Clayspace to inspire other mothers.
Jasmine – 07/06/2017
Thank you Desiree for taking the time to share your thoughts on the book and for sharing the book itself… I must come and visit Daylesford some time … Jasmine X
Jenny Barnes (verified owner) – 06/06/2017
Thoroughly enjoyable to read and easy to put down & pick up again in those 5 min juggling sessions that Mums get. The pearls of wisdom were beautifully put in a thought provoking yet encouraging way to remind us all of little tricks to make life easier. I still have her words “do your housework with gusto” when I eventually do what I hate doing. A lovely and worthwhile read for busy & working parents anywhere.
Hi Jenny, Thank you so much for your positive review and yes the doing housework “with gusto” thing is a constant challenge, I heard this quote a while ago now and it has stuck with me, it goes something like this; “Chop firewood, bake bread, seek enlightenment, chop wood, bake bread, seek enlightenment”. As far as I see it the mundane domestic tasks and having balance in the home, are as important as achievements on a higher level!!! You cannot work until you have eaten etc….Have a wonderful day.. Jasmine XX
Ana (verified owner) – 06/06/2017
A lovely book and a pleasure to read. I found it so inspiring to get out there and start creating. I highly recommend it!
Thank you so much Ana for your review! I am happy to hear that you have been inspired.. Jasmine X
Ingrid (verified owner) – 08/06/2017
So genuine and thoughtful, I loved reading Jasmine’s book and appreciate the intention and commitment taken to produce it. Honest insights that feel like helpful hints from a friend. A great gift for anyone looking for some real life creative juice.
Jasmine – 08/06/2017
Hey Ingrid, Thank you for taking the time to recommend my book, I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed it… Cheers Jasmine X
Sarah Hassett – 09/06/2017
This is a great little book, easy and quick to read and full of ideas about how to find time to focus on your practice regardless of other commitments!
Jiah Harrison (verified owner) – 19/06/2017
This is my ‘Little Book of Calm’! Every chapter felt like a breath of fresh air. As I worked through it, the possibility of leading a successful life as an artist with kids underfoot felt so much more achievable. I know I will pick up this book time and time again whenever I’m in need of some words of wisdom and encouragement.
Jasmin de Wolf (verified owner) – 24/06/2017
A practical, realistic and authentic guide packed with valuable tips, encouraging for any mother wanting to pursue creative projects more often. Thanks Jasmine for sharing your insights and experience in an easy-to-read book – I only wish I had a copy before I had my first baby!
Jasmine – 24/06/2017
Thank you so much Jasmin for taking the time to leave a book review! I am so glad you found my book helpful.. X
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