About the girl
Hi, I’m Tasha – the conservative hippy.
To 2 wonderful kids – my Beautiful Girl and the Little Man.
Not bad, considering that once upon a life time I never wanted to have children, and now I couldn’t imagine my life without them.
Husband of 20 years. There’s days I love him, there’s day I loathe him, but he’s another person I couldn’t imagine living without.
…a Learning Support Officer
I help the kids who need that extra bit of assistance in class. When I trained as a high-school teacher, I never thought that this is where teaching would lead me, but it is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever worked at.
I began creating jewellery in the summer of 2003. My style has changed from stringing to metal work – with a penchant for copper. Being able to adorn others with pretty things makes me smile.
I have distinct memories of taking photos throughout my teenage years, and when Husband bought me a camera in 2008, to distract me from my chronic back pain, the joy of making photos came flooding back.
…a conservative hippy
WTF? I can hear you saying!
For me, conservative hippy-dom means: I’m trying my damnedest to do the best I can for our planet. I use alternative health practitioners and buy organic foods. I eat raw when possible and don’t do numbers. My wardrobe consists of a lot of sustainable fabrics. I have a thing for crystals, but don’t place much faith in the zodiac. And I don’t wear tie-dye (hence the conservative!)
Conservative hippy-dom stands for a lot of other things too, which you can read more about here.
About the blog
I started blogging when we moved to our little town just over 6 years ago (in early 2007). I’d hurt my back and was house-bound, and I needed a way to connect with the world, so that I didn’t go (entirely) mad. This blog began it’s life as an outlet for me, and it continues to be. It’s also a place where friends can drop by and feel at home (which makes me smile!).
About the studio
My business – Made by Tasha Chawner – began in the summer of 2003, as a remedy for insomnia. It’s now a remedy for my creative urges, and the jewellery I create can be found online in the blog shop; in New South Wales at Cafe Graze in Walcha and The Bower Bird Project in Long Jetty; and at the pharmacy in Strahan, Tasmania.