As a kid I learnt that acorns have the potential to grow into oak trees. My Nan and Grandad had two oak trees in the front yard of their suburban Sydney home. As kids; my sisters, cousins and I would gather acorns from beneath the tree. Some we would draw faces on, crack off their tiny hats and turn them into acorn people. Others we would play knuckles with or throw at each other until one of us cried.
'See that big oak tree,' Nan would say in her Austrian accent, pointing to the tree that stretched past the roof of their post-war home, 'it was once a tiny little acorn.'
Grandad bought the acorns back from his homeland - England, on one of their holidays during the 1980's, after immigrating to Australia with my Nan and their five children in 1960.
So for me, acorns are etched into my family history. They're a reminder that even the tiniest of things has the potential to grow.
'Finding acorns' is about just that - the potential for our creative ideas to grow.