Its been a busy time of late for one of our all-time favourite Block couples from 2017. Hannah and Clint who are now a party of FIVE, share with us life after The Block and their third art collection that has just released
You and Clint have curated another collection for Artist Lane. How did that come about?
We were fortunate enough to use some of their pieces in a few challenges and room reveals during the show, and when they reached out to see if we might be interested in collaborating, I just couldn’t say no. I have a huge passion still for artwork and styling. We were able to take full creative control over the artists and the photographic prints that we selected.
We are excited to be selling Hannah and Clint's stunning new collab art collection 3.0 pictured in front of one of Hannah's personal favourites 'Love is Real.'
How is your collection going?
We’ve had such an overwhelming response with our first two collections. I’ve loved collaborating with some of Australia’s finest female artists. So much creative energy has gone into this project. The third curated collection of artwork and photography has just been released. The collection features some of Australia's most talented artists, including Fern Siebler, Renee Tohl, Ani Ipradjian, Jen Shewring and Lisa Wisse Robinson, this collection perfectly marries vibrancy and soft hues in pieces that will bring to life any space.
In the immediate Block aftermath, what did you do? Did life return to normal?
I don’t think life ever returns to normal after you have been a contestant on The Block? Life was pretty crazy immediately following the show. The Block is a big deal for Melburnians!
We did get recognized a lot! It was kinda weird in the beginning but it somehow just became our new-norm I guess. We both missed the kids incredibly towards the end. It was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster for our family. Our biggest focus, once the show had wrapped up, was just to spend as much time as possible with the kids. Getting back into our routine and rebuilding our little family unit.
Have you done any more renovating?
We needed to take a break after the show but we definitely caught the reno bug. We would love to get stuck into another project soon though. Who knows? Watch this space!
Hannah and Clint pictured in front of the amazing Elsternwick transformation and that memorable pink door.
Nerve-wracking times! Ronnie and Georgia alongside Hannah & Clint at the 2017 Block auctions.
Who are you still friends with from the show?
We still keep in touch with all the contestants. Some more than others. We have spent the most time with Josh & Elyse since we finished and often catch up when our schedules align. I love following everyone’s journey post block. Ronnie & Georgia are doing some pretty amazing things at the moment.
What was the best part of your experience on The Block?
We learnt so much about ourselves and our own capabilities. Never in our wildest dreams did I think we were capable of renovating a project of that size in 12 weeks. The Block pushed us both to our absolute limits! We left with such a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. Our relationship grew stronger than ever and we’re both so grateful we got to share this experience together. Never have we been more proud to standby one another.
What was the worst part of your experience on The Block?
The fatigue was next level- nothing can ever prepare you for that!
Would you do it again?
Clint and I are very much of the mindset of never say never, but I think everything in life comes down to timing. Right now? The answer to that would be no, but look, you never know what’s around the corner. Never say never.
We would love to see these guys back renovating soon!
What is the most rewarding and most challenging part of motherhood?
Their unconditional love and hearing “Mummy, I love you” My children are my biggest achievement that life has given me and I love seeing their smiles every day. As for the most challenging. I would have to say the sheer relentlessness of it all! Like it doesn’t stop! Ever! I think as Mother’s we constantly battle with ‘mum guilt’. I always question if I’m giving enough to my kids? Was I too harsh? Am I spending equal quality one-on-one time with them? Do they feel loved? It’s a constant mental battle. At the end of the day, I just want them to feel happy, safe & loved.
How do you juggle it all?
Gone are the days of lounging around the house in our pj’s watching ABC for kids all day. There’s school pick-ups/drop-offs, homework, after school sports and activities. Archie has pretty much learnt to sleep on the go. Generally speaking, I’m pretty organised. I lay everything out the night before. I pack school lunches before I go to bed and always cook in bulk. Having said all that some days are just a complete and utter epic failure and my kids eat 2 min noodles for dinner. I like to call it balance.