I am Carmen – a self-taught painter of pears, art maker, traveller and collector of lovely words. Out of my home office in the beautiful Southwest corner of Western Australia, I bring you Lifelasting.

Many stories start with a “light bulb AHA!” moment. I had mine some years ago regarding the meaning of life. Quite simply I thought, there is no grand secret, the meaning of life is to share, to be in pairs. Sharing our lives with each other gives it meaning, purpose, place and happiness. It was an idea that never left me and after some years with a helpful dose of encouragement, gumption and creativity, two little characters emerged.

In life pairs surround us. There are pairs of parents, friends, grandparents but the starting point for Lifelasting was with pairs of lovers and the little joys and triumphs you find every day together. Lifelasting has become my own way of sharing these special moments that we all can relate to. I hope you enjoy them and they fill you with good and lovely thoughts, keep an eye on this page as there are so many more wonderful things to come.

“because life is better in a pair”

Greeting Cards

Hand illustrated cards for all occasions, big or small. Featuring both the Life in Pairs and Blossom collection.

Art Prints

Hand-painted watercolour prints to brighten up your heart and home.


Small keepsake gift books filled with warm sentiments and some home truths that are sure to bring you a smile.

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