#49 Sweet spread 2021

This is an original watercolour painting on A4 300 gsm paper. Prince includes postage in Australia. Here is her story: This is a story of plenty, of chaos and laughter and joy. Of multiple projects and inspiration, of my life. I have had so much to be grateful for, the good the bad and the ugly. Each tiny thing has taught me something, it’s bloody exhausting it is to be a learner (#Gallup #CliftonStrengths). My number one talent according to Gallup is Learner, this means I am passionate about learning and the process of learning. Everything is fair game to me, for learning. So, each lesson teaches me something. Even if it’s not comfortable, not fair, not fun. It’s still something. Okay, fun fact about me, my table is usually messy like this one. I like to think it’s artful, I like to group things which make me happy. Like a pretty plate and a bone handled knife which I use every day and yes, I put in the dishwasher (sorry to the purists). Like a cloth napkin/serviette, which I also use every day. Like small objects which remind me of special people. What’s on your table today? Is it a story of who’s in residence, or a clean lustrous timber top clear and ready for a new story to be written? No surprises for guessing mine today. Inspired by a lovely setting by the amazing @basilbangs table linen, get a lovely cloth for your table, warm up the house check them out.



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It is a story of justice, of loss and recovery, above all a story of hope and discovery.

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The 100-day Project is an illustrated book featuring some of Robyn Beeston’s most world-revered artworks from the last three 100-day Projects.

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Twice in his life James asks the answerless question. Why? He has no choice but to change everything, and he and Lilly move to Aurora, an island in the tropics. There he resists the outside world, working to stay in his cocoon, but it’s not enough – he has to find a reason to go on – for Lilly.

Decades pass and he creates a world-standard resort, where vacancies are rare and his rules unapologetic. His manifesto is like him, simple and unusual in an industry given to excess and luxury. Guests must live by the rules of sustainability – bring no harm to the island. Agree, or don’t come. He sustains the island, and she sustains him.

Event number three sees James become a grandfather. It is unexpected as Lilly, unprepared for freedom off the island, falls pregnant with Marnie.

Then, on a normal day in paradise, the British Royal family reserves the entire island and James commits to complete secrecy. James has little choice but to agree, never imagining the outcome.

Self-serving Paddy hears of the visit, and sensing a payday telling his uncle, Kevin, a lifetime slave to the IRA. Kevin is in exile, and desperate to return home – he has one more hit in him. 

Desperate to get to Aurora to make the hit, Paddy ruthlessly targets and lures Jennifer, a naive travel agent to help them get to the island. Jennifer is conned by his attention. The die is cast and a bomb goes off marking a fourth devastating event for James.

As time goes by, an unlikely team on the island work to unravel the case. Jennifer, Steph—who comes to help with Marnie – become obsessed with the crime and taking justice for James— and Anna, manager of Aurora. The three women have a reason to fight for James. One, a woman spurned, one in love and one loyal friend. They are a forceful combination on the side of James.

The trio piece together the puzzle with the dilemma of justice, all consuming. When James realises what they are doing for him, he steps up and is the force everyone else knows he can be. He is humbled by the dedication of those around him, who give him strength to fight, for justice, for life and for himself. From the ashes comes life and hope.

It is a story of justice, of loss and recovery, above all a story of hope and discovery.