Deer and Fawns was founded in 2019, after years of building a community connection for home education and mindfulness through our Instagram account.
We advocate for nurturing the whole self - mind, body, and spirit. Our passion for holistic education drives the desire to bring an array of enriching offerings to other home educators, and people supporting a love of learning and creativity alike.
As a home educating family, we value the depth of knowledge in the world around us, knowing it is vast and interwined. It runs deeper than workbooks, and following the heart's interests - it flows through each day organically.
Behind Deer and Fawns
Hi, I'm Melinda. I love being outdoors with my family and going on adventures like fossicking, searching rock pools, finding fungi & wildflowers to document and study, and finding new locations to explore. I often find myself very drawn to water and the connectedness it makes me feel.
The energy of a waterfall.
The texture of sand at the beach combined with the invitation to greet the ocean, knowing there's more of this beautiful planet below the water and on the other shores it reaches.
The smooth trickling of water flowing over rocks in a creek bed.
The reflection of the clouds over a lake on a beautiful day.
I love gardening, art, sewing and trying new avenues of creativity. I am a qualified jeweller although I've taken some time off the bench to focus on family and build Deer and Fawns. This is something I am making my way back to as well, as my children grow older. I am always using my hands to make meaningful pieces and manufacturing jewellery is one of my great loves.
My vision for Deer and Fawns is to provide digital content and high quality products that are eco-friendly and nuture the receivers connection to the Earth, themselves and others - through play, creativity and education.