I am an Illustrator, Designer and Yoga Therapist, based in Brisbane, Australia. 11 years ago, I couldn't have even dreamed up the idea of becoming an Illustrator. Designing fabric simply wasn't something I'd ever imagined being able to do.
In my younger years I had studied to be a sculptor and ceramics artist, but found it hard to make a reliable income from it, and eventually it faded into the background as a hobby.
After becoming a single mum at 29, like many new mums, I was struggling to find a meaningful career to fit into my new life as a parent. I decided to move to Melbourne, go back to University and study Illustration. For most people around me, this seemed like the most illogical decision in the world and yet I felt so strongly that it was the right thing to do.
Juggling work, solo parenting and full time study wasn't easy.
But taking that into the real world at the end of it, and trying to figure out where I fit as a Sculptor turned Illustrator was an even greater challenge.
It has taken it's fair share of blood, sweat and tears. Slowly but surely, I worked towards goals I did not know I had. They simply manifested as an intense desire to create something beautiful, and not give up on that.
Heaven to Earth is the result of the joining of two potent forces in my life - Art and Yoga. Both of which have been part of me since childhood.
It comes from humble beginnings, each one of my fabrics are hand drawn, printed in Melbourne, and sewn by hand. This is the more expensive and time consuming route, but I am equally passionate about supporting local ethical and sustainable businesses as much as possible. Knowing where my product comes from and creating as much authentic beauty for my surroundings as I can. I believe designers and creatives have a social and ethical responsibility to the rest of the planet, we have the power to persuade and influence with what we do and create, so we have to ensure that we do that with the highest consideration.
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Also check out my sister site for my Illustration and Moving Imagery: