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I am sooo happy you decided to click through to here because if you buy a print you are also convincing me that I made the right decision to do something for myself that a little prick of a thing called mental health has gotten in the way of for a long time.
I was diagnosed with clinical anxiety & depression in March 2019 , It was an illness that I always thought I had symptoms of at times but was too ‘anxious’ to go and seek help for. (Funny that) But it got to a point where I was having frequent panic attacks that I couldn’t talk myself out of and could not sleep properly for weeks. It was then I knew for myself, family & especially my daughter Teddie Roo that I needed help. And I got it!
Creating things gets me excited about life, making ideas come to life is what gets me motivated. I sh*t myself about what could go wrong but now I have finally started thinking about what could go right more than ever before. I find I come to life when I can imagine something and tick off all those steps to get to the completion of that idea. I am determined once I have an idea in my head and I won’t settle until it’s done! My husband, Wally really loves that about me when I wake up of a morning with a big idea like ‘let’s build a big house for the chickens today’ and won’t rest until it’s finished in the same day... (Sorry Wal)
With a background in Graphic Design, photography & online retail I knew if I ever made a real go of something it would have to include these 3 passions. So with that in mind I decided that making my digital art into prints & selling them online could possibly work. To bring this idea to life I needed to balance my work/mum life & with a heavy heart I decided to end my 5 year journey as a graphic designer at Australian Jewellery Brand Francesca Collections. I will be forever grateful for my time there & the lifelong friendships I made.
So I had the print idea, but I feIt like that wasn't quite unique enough. Keeping the idea true to me, I was sitting at Whale Song Shack where I just completed editing the wildflower print & thought about what materials I really love. 'LINEN LINEN LINEN, that's it, print onto textile instead of paper". That is how The Linen Print was born! Now it has expanded to prints & another one of my middle of the night ideas, being The Treasured Letters.
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