The Apricot Memoirs

The Apricot Memoirs

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This romantic fusion of art—poetry, prose, and unbridled creativity—was birthed from one soul’s season of adventure and unraveling, inviting us to surrender the great for the greater.

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.

Title:The Apricot Memoirs
ISBN:9781524864729
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    The Apricot Memoirs Reviews

  • Geoff

    Both the spiritual nature of most of the pieces and their really brief length makes this seem more like a book of biblical proverbs than a book of poems (or even psalms). For example, most of the piec...

  • Emma

    " You'll never actually know what people think of you - assume it's lovely. "...

  • Brittany Viklund

    While not every word or poem spoke to me or resonated with me (specifically the more religious sentiments) I still found many pages to give me food for thought & lovely little nuggets of wisdom & guid...

  • Jewel

    This was sitting on my bookshelf, untouched, for two years. I am trying to read more poetry. I did dog-ear some pages, and at a surface level, I enjoy the sentiment of being a carefree, barefoot bohem...

  • Shaazi

    Poetry in snippets on apricot paper. The book looked stylish and had some nice words but not something I would lug around in my handbag to read over and over- like I do with other books that became fr...

  • Mallory

    lol this is NOT for me. the poems collected in this book are basically redundant statements surprisingly centered around christianity. it wasn’t what i expected at all and i found myself skimming th...

  • Michel

    This collection felt very Gabbie Hanna (adultolescence) and instagram poetry in the worst way possible. To even call most of these poems is a stretch when there are sometimes 5 words to the whole thin...

  • Kayla - the.bookish.mama

    I really enjoyed this read! The poetry varies in style and length - some may be a sentence or two, a paragraph, or longer and divided into stanzas. The topics vary but the central theme of this collec...

  • Courtney

    TRASH. Complete and utter TRASH.Once again I have been taken in by the aesthetic. Because the aesthetic is very good. It's the texture of a delightful cover, cute doodles on some pages, pages of a col...

  • Janessa

    LOVE Tess Guinery-her style, her flair, her simplicity. Her writing style is very different to any other, but I liked that it invoked different thoughts and feeling when reading. I resonated with most...