introduction – hello!

Hello! Welcome to the To The Trees blog. Here we’ll be sharing everything from our process for new work, eco-packaging, favourite art supplies, the action you can take to redirect your life towards the trees (aka eco-living tips!) also little snippets of our life – life with kids, building a straw bale house and growing a garden as well as lots more!

For our first post we’d like to introduce you to the To The Trees team.

Hello! I’m Lauren, the director/CEO of To The Trees. You might know me from my previous illustration business Lauren Merrick Illustration. I decided to rebrand to To The Trees for a few reasons that you can read in the ‘about’ section of our website. But mainly I felt that ‘Lauren Merrick Illustration’ had run its course, I wanted to work on a team and as a team (even if to start with it’s still mainly me!) and to be able to explore other materials, styles and products. I’m a mother to two little ones and am building a house made out of straw on Darug and Gundungurra Land in the Blue Mountains. I would love for my family to be as self-sustainable as we can and to instil in my children hope for the future and responsibility of being good stewards for Mother Earth. 

Steve: supporter/order packer/brain stormer/father/

Tom and Dawn are the kind of workers who are fun to have around, but they don’t get a lot done and everyone knows they hinder more than help when it comes to the practical side of business but they have a permanent job anyway. These two bring light and love, passion, laughter, creativity and hope for the future.

There are others who I consider on the team too, friends, parents, sisters, and other family who brain storm with us and cheer this business and our life on! To whom I am thankful.

Talk soon!