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Pandanus a new piece in the Yamba Scandi Collection

I have a tree…

you need to meet.


I think you’ll agree.

It’s more than just a tree.

(maybe you have one too?)


This Pandanus at Turners.

Made me take off my seatbelt

and get out of the car,

to take another photo.



It’s more than just a tree that reminds me of holidays.

And beauty.

It’s a vessel to contemplate with.

Look how you can see that beautiful beach through it.


It holds the memories of the day in it’s branches.

Earlier on,

we were doing this…




That Pandanus frames the beach,

and the sand,

and the railroad vines that grow on it.



These vines on the beach

where bare feet trod,

and children’s laughter echoed.

Where memories were made.



This is the Pandanus.



Amplifying that day on the beach.


Raw, in black and white,

cradling a rainbow of colours

from a time,

a place,

a memory.



just when you think,

you’ve peeled back all the layers

It compels you to find,





to meet.


Like this one…

on Yamba Bay.


That Pandanus,

made me take the time and look at others.

It made me,

look into their leaves,

their soul.

And contemplate life.


That Pandanus.


Is a keeper.


Just one simple tree,

living on a beautiful beach,

that made me

stop everything

and remember,

the most important thing…

Is the people we have in our lives

and the wonderful memories we make with them.



That Pandanus,

Inspired me to create these new pieces in my Yamba Scandi Collection,

(They’ll be coming soon to the shop and I’m thinking that these last two will become the finishing touch in our bedroom)

But more importantly,

It made me contemplate,

and remember,

everything I need is right in front of my eyes.

If only I stop to look.


How about you? Do you have a tree that inspires memories or makes you contemplate the important things in life?


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20 responses to “Pandanus a new piece in the Yamba Scandi Collection”

  1. Sandra Kelly says:

    You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful words, beautiful images, beautiful creations. Xx
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    • Sarah says:

      What a beautiful comment to read I hope your friday is as great as mine will be now. It’s always lovely to have you drop by. I’m glad you like them lovely xx

  2. Love, love, LOVE it! I love the way you take your inspiration from nature. So fresh but still very much your style xx
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  3. Chris says:

    Inspiring words beautifully written. Thank you for encouraging us each day to stop and be still, to love and create memories. Xo

    • Sarah says:

      Oh a pleasure, thanks for encouraging me to keep writing with your beautiful comments, even if my apostrophes leave a lot to be desired. lol! xx

  4. merilyn says:

    I love this post sarah!
    beautiful words and images!
    I love the silhouettes!
    love m:)X

  5. What gorgeous pieces! I heard a great quote from Jacinta Tynan yesterday, “if I’m going to be there, I’m going to be there.” It was a good reminder to be present and enjoy the moments, because as you so rightly point out, it’s those moments that make memories that are so precious.
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    • Sarah says:

      Oh I like that one too Sammie,I saw one the other day that said… “you are here” same, same but different, same message, very good reminder. x

  6. Pete says:

    Remember the poem ?
    ” Poems are made by fools like me !
    But only God can make a tree”
    Author ?
    I will have to google it.
    P S
    it’s means it is
    its means it owns something e. g. The dog chased its tail.
    One day !!!!!!

    • Sarah says:

      I had to google it for you. It was Joyce Kilmer. It’s a great poem, so true.
      I hope one day, I get those apostrophes right… arghhh, perhaps I will always keep one in to keep you on your toes. Love ya x

  7. Pete says:

    Love the tree focus!
    Remember that’s how Buddha started !
    Trees go a long way back for their impact on us .
    You often hear people refer to the tree of “knowledge”!
    Queensland has one where the people gathered to met and discuss their issues about
    work conditions etc and the Labor Party traces its roots back to this famous shearers’
    strike of 1880???
    Must look it up.

    • Sarah says:

      I agree, such beautiful things… trees. I never knew Buddha sat under a sacred fig until he experienced enlightment, thank you for making me google it.
      It’s a pleasure to remind you to stop and be grateful, I was taught by the best. x

  8. You have a way with words that keeps me reading right to the end. Love your writing.
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    • Sarah says:

      That is just lovely to hear, I’m so glad I made you read right to the end, that made my day. Thank you lovely x

  9. Bec Senyard says:

    How beautiful to stop and notice the trees in your area. We went to Mount Tamborine and I was in awe of the amazing trees on our Skywalk. The mess of intertwining figs was stunning to see. What great inspiration to add to your collection. x
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    • Sarah says:

      Thank you Bec. Trees will do that to you. That’s a gorgeous spot Mt Tambourine. I must put that on my list of things to do with our little guy x

  10. I think these Pandanus prints are my favourite. I have two 60×90 frames that would be perfect for them but they are black so might not work so well. Love seeing your work evolve.
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    • Sarah says:

      Thank you gorgeous. That”s just made my day. I agree about the black frame, I think white would be better.
      I could easily do a custom order with a white border that would make the black frames work perfectly x

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