A poem! A poem! My kingdom for a poem!

There are so many beautiful things in this world to appreciate. High on this list are the extraordinarily talented people creating absolutely wonderful things with their hands, hearts and heads.

Poetry is something I adore. I love the different ways in which poems can speak to us – some remind us of our own experiences, others challenge our narrow view of the world, and still more again can simply astound with their pleasant pattern and rhythm of words.


Kylie Johnson is a Brisbane creative who applies her varied poetic and artistic talents to beautiful ceramics (including ornaments, jewellery, tags and labels), art prints, pencils and many written words. A common theme which runs through many of her pieces is a respect for the beauty of words, which could otherwise be described as poetry.

I recently indulged my love of both poetry and art by purchasing two limited edition Kylie Johnson prints which feature her beautiful words. The print above is entitled ‘Layers’. I also picked up a print of ‘Our Home‘ which is just as lovely. Even though the print above is currently looking a little Laura Palmer (ie. still wrapped in plastic), I hope you are still able to enjoy…


  1. Paul

    That is gorgeous Tracey. Kylie sounds like someone of very similar interests to me. Thanks for the introduction to her beautiful work and good on you for supporting local artists.
    .-= Paul´s last blog ..Diminished Accord =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Paul – After a brief virtual hiatus, I’m slowly catching up on all my comments – apologies for my tardiness as I do love your visits…

      Glad to introduce more people to Kylie Johnson’s lovely art and poetic works… I’ve long been an admirer of her incredible pieces (as I am of yours)…

  2. shraddha

    that is awsome!!

    i retweeted it!

    .-= shraddha´s last blog ..HAPPY WISHES =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Shraddha – So glad you enjoyed the post!! Thanks for retweeting!! (you are always so very lovely).


  3. jason

    i agree, that print is just lovely. and any blog post with a twin peaks reference is A-OK by me!
    .-= jason´s last blog ..RICHIE – CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE (Twitter Novel / Keitai Shousetsu) =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jason – So glad you enjoy the poetic prints. One day I really will stop adding to my art print collection, but I find it really, really hard to resist (especially when they are this lovely).

      I’m also VERY glad you picked up on my little Twin Peaks reference. I used to be completely obsessed with that show!!

      I’ll come by and visit your blog SOON. I’m slowly catching up…

  4. Caf

    Such pretty words! 🙂
    .-= Caf´s last blog ..Surviving The Setback, Overwhelmed & Ouchy =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Caf!! Sorry I’ve been slack in replying to your comments here, and chatting to you on Twitter. It’s nice to be back from my little virtual break and catching up with everyone.

      I love her poems too!! Glad you liked them!

  5. Francesca

    Just beautiful! I picked up a couple of her Christmas ornaments last year at the Brissy art gallery but I didn’t know who made them, so thank you for the link! I’ve just mentally spent a couple of hundred dollars at the online shop. The letterpress prints are just gorgeous. And the earrings! She’s a lovely, lovely artist.
    .-= Francesca´s last blog ..Coconut Ice =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Francesca – Oh it’s lovely to find a fellow admirer of Kylie Johnson’s beautiful work. I ADORE her Christmas ornaments too, and plan on picking some up for this year’s season of celebration.

      I know what you mean about mentally shopping on her store – I’ve spent a LOT of money in my head doing just the same thing! (I agree, the earrings are lovely indeed!).

      I’ll come by and visit your blog soon – I’m back from a virtual break!! 8)

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