Are you... anxious, not feeling well, or in need of a restorative break?

Get inspired. Get creative. Express yourself. Check out Whatnot Press and Productions for a boost of 'feel good' motivation. We share articles on 'getting started' and more (articles are 'tucked away' under the Whatnot flower logo) ... as well as ideas that showcase the kind of projects you can create by combining a simple walk with a camera and a bit of poetry.  Also, from time to time, we will be sharing creative resources and websites that we have found helpful and which might be of use to you.

 

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world and we find ourselves in a very challenging and scary period.  We are socially distancing ourselves, at a time when we need each other the most ... when we need to be reminded that life is a gift.  This too, will pass ... as the saying goes.   As we make our way through – and beyond this crisis – good things (big and small) matter more than ever.  Whatnot Press and Productions is our small effort to shine a light of positivity on the wonderful little things in this wonderful world.

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Filmed at White Rock Beach in Surrey, British Columbia.
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Whatnot Press and Productions website hopes to feature nature-centric creative projects and initiatives that celebrate all that is wonderful in our beautiful world … things like, love and truth and empathy and equity and humour and community and critters. 

 

The website came about as a result of several conversations – over a period of years – between members of the Bourke family. Wendy had been posting prose, poetry and photographs (with many of the photos and technical expertise contributed by family members) to her blog – Words and Words and Whatnot:  wordsandwordsandwhatnot.blogspot.com – for almost a decade. Patrick (as well as other members of the family) was involved in several creative and grassroots community efforts. And, at some point, it dawned on us, that it would probably be more effective if we gathered all our little 'bits-and-pieces' into one place (or, at least, provided links). People everywhere are doing their part – big and small – to respect and celebrate our planet. This is what we have chosen to do.

 

The seed for Whatnot Press and Productions was planted many years ago when an out-of-town friend, who was recovering from a hospital stay, mentioned how much they were enjoying reading Wendy's poetry. The poems, as she put it, were authentic, positive and “just the right size”. That got us thinking about all the wonderful qualities poetry and, for that matter, nature photography and videos have, that are so restorative during a period of treatment and convalescence  –  or really, any time one could use a break.

 

The worldwide CO-VID 19 pandemic was the catalyst.  Voluntarily isolating from home, we needed a 'good-place' to go to, as we navigated our way through profoundly troubling waters ... and, there it was ... the idea we had kicked around for so many years: Whatnot Press and Productions.

 

Thank you, so much, for visiting our website. Love and Peace and Hope - Wendy and Patrick 

Whatnot Press and Productions website hopes to feature nature-centric creative projects and initiatives that celebrate all that is wonderful in our beautiful world … things like, love and truth and empathy and equity and humour and community and critters. 

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