My Australian Memory

My Australian Memory

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The air was thick and the loose strands of hair stuck to the back of my neck. I was hot and people crowded the outdoor farmer’s market, but it forced us to walk closer. My sweaty shoulder touching his forearm. He bought me corn of the cob, knowing roasted yellow kernels make me happy. Absurdly happy. We walked together in Sydney as locals pushed handmade goods into our hands as we passed, but nothing struck me as mine.

JD knew I was on the hunt for a memento from our trip, something that reminded me of us. There. There were silver bracelets, turquoise rings, afghans, wooden boxes with gray dolphins painted on the top, but nothing that stood out. Almost giving up hope, we stopped at an artist’s booth and chatted. I was lured by the simple designs, but completely smitten with a series of Studio Oat drawings. Just a boy and a girl. In love.

It was then that I knew I found my thing. My Australian memory. Of farmer’s markets in The Rocks. Of a stray piece of corn JD wiped from my chin. Of me living my dream. Out loud.

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  1. Roy Houston -

    We’re on our way next week. We’re shooting the Summer there this year!

      5.27.10 - 4:16 pm

  2. Jenny Sun -

    that picture is TOO cute!! love it!! 😀

      5.27.10 - 4:18 pm

  3. Penny -

    Love it! I love getting art when I travel. Always my favourite purchase!

      5.27.10 - 4:20 pm

  4. CarleeMerissa -

    Love it!! Its simplicity is beyond perfect!! What it’s all about!! 🙂

      5.27.10 - 4:21 pm

  5. Mirelis Sanchez -

    Jasmine… you and JD are too stinkin’ cute. You make me want to really hunt for my soulmate. My other half. The man that will make me smile forever and ever.

      5.27.10 - 4:23 pm

  6. Michelle -

    Great Drawing!

      5.27.10 - 4:27 pm

  7. Cherisse -

    You two are fabulous Jasmine!

      5.27.10 - 4:32 pm

  8. Megan (Best of Fates) -

    The love between the two of you is so beautiful… and so is that piece of art!

      5.27.10 - 4:42 pm

  9. Mary Marantz -

    I love your love. xoxo

      5.27.10 - 4:53 pm

  10. Melissa McClure -

    I love Studio Oat! We spent quite awhile at that booth in Sydney, thumbing through all the drawings. Awesome memory, thanks for bringing it back to me.

      5.27.10 - 5:01 pm

  11. Marilyn Sanchez -

    So cute, so red, so perfect!

      5.27.10 - 5:04 pm

  12. Abby -

    I love your photos and would stalk your blog to see them alone….but the way you write is truly so beautiful that it captures my attention as well as any photograph. You really are amazingly talented! I just wanted to share. 🙂

      5.27.10 - 5:17 pm

  13. B -

    Wow, sister! Your head is sized in perfect proportion 😉 Heehee!

      5.27.10 - 5:24 pm

  14. Cat Watson -

    Love your narrative:) And the simplicity of that art, it’s beautiful!

      5.27.10 - 5:34 pm

  15. Joe+Kathrina -

    That is the sweetest piece of art and best memento.

      5.27.10 - 5:38 pm

  16. Bet Rank -

    You guys are like an epic romance novel being written each and every moment. Thanks for sharing your love with all of us.

      5.27.10 - 5:42 pm

  17. Diapers & Divas -

    You’re a girl after my own heart. I love collecting momentos that reflect me and my hubby on our trips too. We picked up sand dollars snorkeling and I framed them for above our bed. Some of my most prized possesions are those few little items.

      5.27.10 - 5:46 pm

  18. Dee -

    I’m not sure if my last comment went through, so am sending again… 🙂

    This is just too precious!

      5.27.10 - 5:47 pm

  19. Michelle Guzman -

    So simple, but this is just awesome!!!!!

      5.27.10 - 5:54 pm

  20. Yanina -

    Forget all the kangaroo and koala trinkets 😛 Nothing beats a keepsake that has meaning for both of you. It’s simply beautiful!

      5.27.10 - 6:25 pm

  21. Brenda Swann -

    >swoon< I stumbled upon Studio Oat when wandering around the Rocks last year in Sydney (oh and that corn on the cob- yummo!)
    I loved the series around this same drawing and bought them all- they reminded me of my parents & their love… such an inspiration. <3

      5.27.10 - 6:30 pm

  22. angel pope -

    I adore you, girl. That’s all.

      5.27.10 - 6:33 pm

  23. Lydia -

    You and JD are just so cute together! Hoping to see you in June!

      5.27.10 - 6:46 pm

  24. gladys jem -

    i love when you blog things about this 🙂 this is just too cute. now you and jd have to stand in front of a red wall and put your foreheads together. hehe xo

      5.27.10 - 6:50 pm

  25. Candace Prokopets -

    Well written, super cute story. Love the art piece you found. So cute!

      5.27.10 - 6:50 pm

  26. bob s -

    Sweet.

      5.27.10 - 7:20 pm

  27. I'm Kristen! -

    Well isn’t that just the cutest little picture ever! Love love 😀

      5.27.10 - 8:22 pm

  28. Stephanie Stewart -

    Love how you told this story…and love the momento you found! Both are perfect!

      5.27.10 - 8:49 pm

  29. Pol -

    Oh that is gorgeous!

      5.27.10 - 9:03 pm

  30. Renee Bell -

    awww so cute!!!!
    Come back soon 🙂

      5.27.10 - 10:10 pm

  31. CLARE A -

    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! ~ Oi! Oi! Oi!

      5.27.10 - 11:32 pm

  32. Mikaela -

    So. Sweet. Sigh…I love your stories.

      5.28.10 - 12:35 am

  33. Carolyn Clement -

    Um, that is adorable. Thank you for sharing…

      5.28.10 - 1:03 am

  34. Gina Meola -

    Kind of LOVE those! Super sweet 🙂

      5.28.10 - 1:34 am

  35. Natacha Wilson -

    OH! How I miss corn on the cob at the Rocks. This blog post bought back some wonderful memories.

      5.28.10 - 1:39 am

  36. Nicole -

    Aww, I LOVE the Rocks! I was there in 2004 and I’d love to go back! Did you climb the bridge??

      5.28.10 - 2:46 am

  37. michael... -

    What a cute memory to have 🙂 Please come back down under, I missed out on your workshop last time!

      5.28.10 - 3:14 am

  38. Lindy -

    Come back Jasmine! Best place in the world!!!

      5.28.10 - 3:37 am

  39. Chantel -

    You are the most adorable woman! And I love the beautiful love story of you and JD. Thanks for sharing another sweet story and encouragement today! Biggest blessings to you and yours always!

      5.28.10 - 3:38 am

  40. Cathy Crawley -

    This makes me happy 🙂 Yes, come back again and visit us xxx

      5.28.10 - 7:46 am

  41. tanja -

    Tat is just too cute.. I have to go to the site and check those out :9 have a wonderful weekend:)

      5.28.10 - 10:44 am

  42. life with kaisho -

    What a beautiful momento.

      5.28.10 - 1:23 pm

  43. Noel Hannan -

    Jasmine, great idea and great blog – I just read your interview in Professional Photography over here in the UK, great interview.

    Your work is an inspiration!

    all the best
    Noel

      5.28.10 - 3:58 pm

  44. Bobbie Brown -

    Perfect. I LOVE it!

      5.28.10 - 5:44 pm

  45. cassandra-m -

    sometimes simplicity is the BEST! love it.

      5.29.10 - 7:50 pm

  46. amanda thiessen -

    lovely!!! 🙂

      6.1.10 - 11:34 pm

  47. Truc -

    Adorable and sweet. I love it!

      6.7.10 - 6:08 am

  48. hilary -

    This is so beautiful and so much fun!

      1.23.12 - 6:46 am

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