Meet Galina ++ Win!

Oh Instagram, how I love thee. Especially when you introduce me to amazing local talent like our next designer - the oh so lovely Galina Dixon. Calligraphy, Watercolours, Paper cutting, Graphic Design - you name it, this girl can do it.

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I'm Galina Dixon, a Sydney-based designer + typographer. I'm also a wife, a Christian, and recently I became an aunty. I love to create, design, collect, do calligraphy, paper sculpture and blog about it. I specialise in brand design and bespoke invitations. Every letterform or drop of ink is crafted with love and care, in order to create something that's of worth. I'm also a big stationery lover, and have recently opened a boutique stationery store online in hopes of sharing some of my favourite stationery finds from around the world with fellow design lovers and friends..
Where can you find me? Website // Shop // Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
++ don't forget to follow me on instagram! @galina 
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Where did it all begin for you? Ever since I can remember I have loved to draw and make things. You would never see the top of my desk because it was always covered with paper and art supplies. I fell in love with design in particular in my later years of high school, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Graphic Design in New Zealand, where I grew up. My professional career as a designer began in Sydney after that.

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Daily rituals? I love Instagram. It's the first thing I scroll through in the morning, when my alarm goes off on my phone, and the last thing I see before I go to sleep, when I wind down from my day and see how everyone else's day went. I also end my day with reading a few Bible verses, and I also start my day with a soy banana-berry smoothie that I throw together before running out the door for work. I wish I had something more awesome and healthy to brag about, like running each morning, or doing a sea salt scrub in the shower, but I don't do those things frequently enough to call them rituals, I wish I did.
What makes your heart happy? In no particular order: Sunny weekends by the sea. The way my husband kisses me. Beautiful typography. Sleeping in when it's raining. Playing with my baby
nephew. Praising God. Making other people smile. Pavlova. 
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Note to self... Lessons you've learned, things to remember. "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." [1 Corinthians 13:13] So my note to self is to do small things with great love.

In a past life I ... I was probably a teacher, because I can be quite bossy. 
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What's next for you? I want to continue to refine my craft, particularly in typography and calligraphy. I love letters, so I'm going to continue exploring my passion by creating beautiful typography art with words that inspire, encourage and make the world a more beautiful place.
Oh how special are you feeling? I have a Beautiful "fear not have faith" Galina Dixon Print && they're not even available to purchase yet! Yep. Super Duper Special!
How to Win: make sure you're following @paperedthoughts ++ @galina on instagram & repost the giveaway image below with the hashtag #PTfavouritethings (note the Australian spelling of favourite!) This giveaway is open to Australian Postal Addresses!

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  1. Love water colours .Galina is very Talented! oh and I love her hair.x


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