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Christina Graham Illustrator  Artist | Illustrator | Creative Marketing Self-taught Watercolour Artist and Illustrator Commissions Status: Open Launceston, Tasmania STORE:

Work in progress of my Fronds fabric design. This came together in two parts, I managed to get 80% of the leaves in the one illustration (pictured) then added in two additional leaves to balance out the composition. ·
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Seriously whoever came up with @whogivesacraptp is awesome! Not just for the extremely catchy name but the whole idea and ethos behind the brand.
It's great to see a sustainable focused product that is not packed in plastic, easy to order online, gives back to the wider community and can still have a good laugh.
Having gotten three weeks into Plastic Free July I've come up with another challenge as a lot of the bathroom products I use come in non-recyclable plastics. I have a lot of random creams, washes and other stuff to get through but when they run out there is going to be a lot of research to do to find a non-plastic alternative.
So far most of the products I've looked at come in plastic, leaving the only alternative being to make your own.
Have you found any awesome products?
I've recently started using plastic free shampoo bars and solid deoderant. I'll post up what I use next week. ·
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Throw back to an older painting I did inspired by the beautiful landscape of Franz Josef in New Zealand.
http://sustomi.com.au/
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Plastic Free July products!
My two go to reusable bottles, @plasticfreejuly. ·
I use my S'well (@swellbottle ) every day as a waterbottle. I used to go through a selection of glass and plastic water bottles depending on what I had on hand, I'd use them for a couple of weeks before I either lost them (glass) or they got really gross (plastic). I've been using my S'well bottle for over 6 months, which means that's at least 12 non-reusable bottles i've saved personally. ·
My T2 Tea Thermos (@t2tea ) was a fantastic gift I recevied a couple of years ago. It comes with an in-built tea infuser and is just fantastic. It works so well that I usually have to leave the lid off to let is cool down to drinking temperature, even hours after I've brewed my tea. I use this bottle a lot on holidays or if I am driving for work as it means I don't have to stop for hot drinks. ·
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So far i've found Plastic Free July to be quite challenging. Particularly at the supermarket. Where I can I shop at health food stores and local markets, but due to a large number of food intolerances my restricted diet makes it very hard to avoid plastic on some products. Any tips or tricks?
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This remains in the unfinished pile. One day I might get back to it but at the moment I've lost the inspiration for it. .
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It's been nearly two weeks since I started the Plastic Free July challenge. @plasticfreejuly
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One of my favourite plastic free products is Beeswax Wraps from Tasmanian company @Sustomi.
I am slightly biased as I designed the fabric for these particular wraps.
You can get the Tropical Frond range (designed by yours truely) on their website! ·
I use the wraps every day, they help to keep veggies fresher, are easy to put over bowls, wrap sandwiches and snacks in and so much more. Since I started using the wraps I haven't touched the glad wrap. ·

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Looking a bit small there!
Transforming my bigger paintings to digital is more of a challenge than I can manage. I have to get them photographed professionally, the bonus is that the awesome team who handles my printing also do an artist proof for me!
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It's odd to see it at such a small size but it helps to see if it is worth doing a print run. Would you like to see a print run in this NZ Bird print?

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I loved painting the nasturtiums!
We still have some in the garden at the moment and their colours are just beautiful.
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Number two in my otter series!
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When I am painting I often listen to audiobooks, then when I go back to the painting I can often remember what I was listening to when I painted it.
Any audiobook reccommendations?

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