I am, amongst other things, an author, illustrator, comics artist, designer and crafter. I am also a nature-lover, bookworm and tea-drinker-extraordinaire.
I make things, and my mission is to make them honest, or beautiful, or both.
I chose a creative path in life (after a science degree) because it's full of possibility. I am an explorer and a daydreamer; I love to learn, and I am interested in everything. There is no typical day for me: I can be found anywhere between giving a workshop in a hospital to snuggling up with my sketchbook on the sofa, but I'm perhaps happiest engaged in some meticulous creative process. Whether it's drawing or knitting, the act of making - more than any finished product - is why I do what I do. Be it a book, a dress, or a cake, I relish the meditation of my hands and mind being utterly absorbed in creating.
Creativity is as vital to me as breathing. I don't like calling it 'work' because I would do it even if it didn't pay, which is good because often it doesn't! It is my living, but not in the conventional sense. It's my celebration of being alive.
And in the in-between moments I'm most likely to be found with a cup of tea in hand, my nose in a book, or walking the wonderful English countryside*. I live in a tiny cottage half way between Dartmoor and the sea with my partner, L, and our rescue dog, Jack.
*or perhaps watching entire seasons of Project Runway...