jo olive memo book - the truth
After a particularly hard day in the studio, I sat at the typewriter and swiftly wrote these words. A promise to self, a reminder, a little constellation of guiding stars that would set me in good stead when things got hard, when the wind started to blow. I look at these words each day as I enter the studio, they pull me into alignment when I lose my way and I hope they encourage you to question your own self-doubt, encourage you to listen deeply, to act in accordance with your values and give yourself the freedom to be or do exactly what you wish.
My letterpress memo books are inspired by the compact simplicity of agricultural notetakers from a bygone era.
Made to be durable and practical they feel just right in the hand and are the perfect companion to record everyday observations, make notes on the fly, to document a journey or capture the song, poem or sketch before it passes.
They are made to age well and to be dutifully preserved for future reference.
1. Listen for the voice inside
2. Do things that make you expand not contract
3. Create what makes you joyful
4. You have all the answers
5. You have permission
100% post-consumer waste cover stock
60 pages of warm white plain paper
100% recycled, 90gsm weight
90mm x 138mm
made by hand
heavy duty stitched binding
made in Australia