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White Wild Indigo

White Wild Indigo is both a children’s book and an illustrated collection of poems for adult readers. Author Jet Widick shows us that good poetry need not always be somber poetry. She doesn’t shy away from complex subjects and sophisticated vocabulary, yet writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. White Wild Indigo is a celebration of these

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22 Things

Book cover and layout design for pocket poetry book 22 Things. To describe the creative behind this project, I decided to take on the challenge of writing a poem of my own—a haiku: Through rhythm and formPoetic compositionTo keep the balance 22 Things celebrates beauty, presence of mind, acceptance and simplicity. It isn’t about perfection or approval, but rather the freedom and space for grace one creates in the present

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Gluten Free Soul Pilot

Gluten Free Soul Pilot is the self-care book that I wish had existed throughout my 20’s during major life transitions, such as leaving the protected environment of school, starting a new career, and making important decisions that pave the way for the future. You don’t have to have a food-related allergy or illness for it to be relevant. I’m not gluten free, yet the book’s four principals of wellness—based off

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Sage Words & Sage Spirit

“I’m interested in the moment when two objects collide and generate a third. The third object is where the interesting work is.” – Bruce Mau Sage Words and Sage Spirit are illustrated poetry books that feature the poetic musings of Jet Widick and hand-lettered text and illustrations by Kimberly Taylor-Pestell. I loved this project for many reasons, but the story behind it and subsequent friendship that grew from the experience