poetry book - the apricot memoirs by tess guinery
What started as a break from Australian artist Tess Guinery’s rapidly growing design business turned into an instinctive, playful experiment with words, colors, and sounds—and eventually into a tangible book: The Apricot Memoirs.
This collection of poetry and prose, thoughtfully illustrated and printed on colored paper, is infused with grace and playfulness. It explores love, personal growth, creativity, spirituality, vulnerability, and motherhood in the art medium of words, all the while creating a rich portrait of a deeply empathetic, talented, and whimsical artist. Esoteric, mysterious, and unfailingly beautiful, The Apricot Memoirs is an invitation to dig deep, embrace the uncomfortable, and free your creativity, unbound.
She was created to be sketched on. Accustomed to tears, sunlight fade and whisky stains, her corners curled. Wild flowers are pressed between her textures, and with spontaneous page selections, she gifts a fragrantly apricot, timely word.
Her pilgrimage: one set of golden hands to another, giving what is needed— a word in season.
She is a creation. A song to be shared. Silent breaths kept for a quiet place. Open her with an open heart— her story will leave you a gift. Write it down but most of all, let its sentiment provoke a real change. — Tess Guinery.