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6 Questions with Edith Rewa

6 Questions with Edith Rewa
6 questions, a tiny interview with artists, makers and creative folks.
This month we meet Edith Rewa, one of Australia's most loved botanical illustrators and textile designers. Edith's work evokes the Australian bush like no other, her knowledge of and sensitivity to our native flora is fascinating and infectious. Her intricate illustrations can be found on silk scarves, art prints and in collaboration with fashion labels such as Gorman and Milk & Thistle. Edith and I met earlier this year as we embarked upon 5 months of business mentoring and bonded over a shared search for environmentally friendly packaging! We're still on that mission!


My name is......Edith Rewa Barrett 
I live in Brisbane 
I am a Textile Designer + Illustrator (of all things plant based). 


Question No.1

If there is one thing I believe in, it is / would be……… the power, strength and beauty of our natural world.


Question No.2

Each day I complete this one ritual, action or routine……….. a morning sun soak. 


Question No.3

I desire…………. salty air and for feet planted in Wallum Heathland.


Question No.4

Before I die, I would like to learn how to…………..paint with oils. 


Question No.5

The book that changed my life was……………..I'll narrow it down to the first book that changed my life! As a young girl, my first introduction to feminist literature, disguised in fantasy adventures "The Song of the Lioness" a quartet by Tamora Pierce.


Question No.6

The wisest words ever said to me were…………..Look Up! On a bushwalk, so much can be missed looking where your feet are going, or at eye level without gazing upward!


Optional 7th Question

 One thing most people don't know about me is that I...............


Who would you nominate to answer these questions next?

 Elize Strydom


To learn more about Edith's practice and beautiful goods, be sure to visit her website and online store:
Edith Rewa 6 Questions Jo Olive Journal
Edith rewards 6 Questions Jo Olive Journal
Edith Rewa 6 Questions Jo Olive Journal