Welcome to Leaf & Frond. This is a jewellery, art and craft micro business inspired by the natural world, especially all things botanical.
I’m Belinda Fabian, the founder of Leaf & Frond. The inspiration for all my work comes from the everyday colours and shapes around me. I’ve been a memory-keeper and crafter for over 10 years. My creative expression is wide and varied and happens through pocket pages, traditional scrapbooking, mixed media art, card making, cross-stitch, jewellery making and photography. I love to travel, cook/eat and experience the natural world so these things are often reflected in my artwork, layouts and photos. In my ‘day job’ I’m a PhD student studying beneficial bacteria on the roots of crop plants. Sometimes the scientific side of life shines through in my work (especially Project Life pages) and it’s definitely a source of inspiration for my mixed media art.
Project Life is special to me as I always wanted to write a journal and look back on how I felt and what I did in years gone by, but could never get past about day three of writing down everything. Project Life acts as a photo diary, so years into the future I’ll be able to look back and enjoy these everyday memories. I started Project Life in 2012 and I already love looking back through my albums.
This photo epitomises some of my favourite things in the world – travel to Paris, a beautiful colour palette and delicious food.
I’d love you to come along on an adventure with me! I share my inspiration, work in progress and final pieces on Instgram, Facebook and my blog. And if you like to support small business then you can purchase my creations on Etsy and RedBubble.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it!