Creativity in Lockdown… or rather, a lack of

Creativity in Lockdown… or rather, a lack of

I have been writing this post in my head for a couple of days… not quite sure how to write it, what form it should take, or how much to share… oh man I just read that and realised it sounds super dramatic and serious… I am fine!! But I have been quiet on social media...
My First Year of Self-Employment: Health and Self Care

My First Year of Self-Employment: Health and Self Care

My First Year of Self-Employment: Health & Self Care I had a few health issues last year (I have IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is triggered by stress and a bunch of food intolerances) which has added an extra challenge to my first year in business....
My First Year of Self-Employment: How did it happen?

My First Year of Self-Employment: How did it happen?

My First Year of Self-Employment: How did it happen? Now I didn’t go straight into full-time self-employment… in fact, I am still not 100% self-employed. As I have said in my previous post, I am a baby-steps person and with two kids I needed income stability, and...
My First Year of Self-Employment: I did it!!

My First Year of Self-Employment: I did it!!

My First Year of Self-Employment: I did it!! December 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of me graduating and starting to work as a Creative. It has been one of the more challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I am a Taurean, which means I like stability...
Degree Done.

Degree Done.

This happened a few months ago now… but after 4 years studying at NMIT… I now have a Bachelor of Arts & Media degree! I started this journey as a newly separated mother of two young children, struggling with her self-worth on a sole parent benefit. Having worked...
2018 Graduation Exhibition

2018 Graduation Exhibition

As art students at NMIT the culmination of our 3 year degree is an exhibition showcasing our final years work, for me this was a portfolio of graphic design and illustration work. In November last year, as a class we held the annual BAM exhibition in Nelson,...
Kowhai Design for Stroke Foundation

Kowhai Design for Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of NZ recently licensed one of my surface designs to use for their Christmas fundraising campaign, which was super exciting  🙂 The mailout included, a piece of giftwrap and example gift tag stickers, as well letterheads and was posted out to...
‘Lavender’s Eggs’ is being Published!

‘Lavender’s Eggs’ is being Published!

Our Kickstarter campaign was fully funded today, so now we can get the book printed!!!!! I am so excited and grateful to everybody that has contributed to our campaign and made this happen, thank you sooooo much!!! The best bit is there is still 15 days to go on the...
Lavender’s Eggs Children’s Book

Lavender’s Eggs Children’s Book

I have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to get my first children’s book published!! Susanne Payne has written the story, about her very special bantam hen, Lavender, who liked to do things her own way, regardless of how this affected Sue ...
Epitome Opening Night

Epitome Opening Night

The opening night of our exhibition, Epitome, went amazingly! I had such a great time and we were so lucky to have so many people come along and support us. I sold two of my artworks, which was awesome! This also contributed to the other part of our evening,...

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