Melbourne illustrator and designer Beci Orpin has translated her creative whims into words and pictures to create Find & Keep, a collection of 26 inspirational design and craft projects.
It doesn’t matter if the last time you got crafty was in kindergarten and you ended up gluing all your fingers together – it’s never too late to connect with your inner creativity.
Known for her quirky geometric shapes and generous use of colours, Orpin invites readers to embark on a visually stimulating journey through her studio, home and garden.
Following her 2011 artist book Compendium of Me, Find & Keep has a little something for everyone. Divided into three chapters – Studio, Home, Out & About – it features whimsical dream catchers, vintage poster art, quirky pot plant holder and more. You can always start with straightforward paper-and-scissor crafts and then progress to more challenging projects like a stencil glitter cake or a tie-dyed pillowcase.
With clear step-by-step instructions, templates and a difficulty grade for each project, you can tackle these DIY assignments with the greatest of ease and earn yourself some artisan cred along the way.
Find & Keep is published by Hardie Grant and available nationwide.