This year, a huge one. It sounds so silly, but this year as I’ve been unwell it’s really kept me going and given me something to keep me occupied. It’s amazing how much support we get on there, as a community. I’d have never got so into my art if it weren’t for my IG family!
What are some of the choices you’ve made that made you who you are?
Probably the most important lesson is not doing things the way we’re “supposed” to do them. Do it how YOU want to. For instance, a 19 year old isn’t supposed to open her own pet shop, but I did. A 28 year old “artist” might feel like she needs to draw like that person does, or in this or that style, or in realism or abstract!
But seriously, just forget all of the do’s and don’ts and do YOU. Nothing ever changes if no one ever challenges things.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
Tolerance. This is super personal. I’ve always had a really short temper, I can’t tolerate anything on bad days, not even the whirr of my laptop. I’d love to wake up and be more like my partner, the most patient and tolerant person in the world.
Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
I have a lot of little dreams – road trips, finishing our home renovation, having my work in a gallery! The thing that always gets in the way is money, well, money or health. But there’s always time for things to change!
Mostly from myself and my emotions. Other times my Partner. Sometimes conversations with friends… there’s usually an emotional link, particularly in my illustrations. Although sometimes it’s just nonsense of course! Instagram is fantastic for inspiration too, the art community is just wonderful, and not only inspiring but so supportive.
If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, who would it be?
I honestly don’t know right now! I think there’d be a different answer for every mood, it would depend on the kind of conversation I’d want at the moment. Right now I’m not sure my brain could handle anything too deep, so I’d pick someone who could make me laugh… Sarah Millican because she’s bloody lovely and her voice alone makes me happier.