July 2017

Last night I was busy making signages for my stall for Noel Park’s first Jumble Trail and I’m really happy with the way they turned out too- nice and simple. I don’t really do hand painted signs that often either so it was quite refreshing to be able to do something slightly new.

I was going to bake a cake for my stall too, but then I decided I was being way too ambitious with the idea so left it at that. Plus, the last time I baked was a distant memory and baking a cake which I’ve never tried out before was probably not a good idea as well.

Some quick ink doodles for my stall.

The finished sign!

I then spent about 30 minutes faffing around with some pom pom and bunting decorations for the outside of the house. When all that was done it started to rain! The weather was a bit rubbish for the first hour or so; I kept on bringing my prints in and out of the house due to the rain, fortunately though, my neighbour from across the road let me borrow her umbrella which was super sweet of her! You can never really trust Google with the weather…

What a lovely way to spend the day meeting my neighbours and generally having a right good old chit chat, as you do! The event for me was more about community spirit, getting to know people from the area, and knowing that your items are going to a good home rather ending up in the bin. The day also prompted some locals who hadn’t signed up for it had spontaneously got out whatever was in their house and made a day of it, which is what I loved about the Jumble Trail.

I’m hoping there’ll be another Jumble Trail in the near future as many of the locals have expressed their interest in another one. Here’s to the kind spirits of Noel Park folks and bring on the jumbley goodness! (Note: for the next one I will have perfected a carrot cake and a Victoria sponge cake).


Hello all! I hope you’re all having a super weekend! Poor Mario has been pooing and vomiting for a few days, but it seems like he’s getting so fingers crossed that he recovers soon. I’m not sure why he’s been vomiting as normally it’s the odd hair ball here and there. This time though we think he’s eaten something rotten when he’s been out and now whenever he eats he throws it back up. Today he looks like his usual self although it’s hard to tell as 90% of the time he’s lying around sleeping!

This evening I’ve spent some time developing work from my sketches. I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out as well as I normally don’t focus much on type and image together, so it’s been really refreshing to do work which is slightly out of my comfort zone.

I particularly like the one above; it just summarises how I’m feeling right now. I’m sure that everyone goes through it: that feeling of impending doom of what you’re going to do career-wise. And it’s pretty stressful as it makes you really freak out about who you are and your identity. Lately it’s been playing on my mind and the more I obsess over it the more I become so super focused about it everything else becomes oblivious. However, I also feel that we as individuals carve out our own paths and lives. In this vast and crazy universe we cross paths with people who will teach us how to be better human beings, guide us to gain more knowledge about an interest, share and exchange knowledge for our own benefits. Somehow we’re all connected to one another like the stars. I believe that I’m in control of my own life and what I want to do I should just do it. You make your own luck is my mantra at the moment.

I need to constantly remember to be kinder to myself and not be so harsh. I feel like this post was an explosion of thoughts that’s been running through my head over the past couple of months. It’s really good to use art as an outlet for this too: get my thoughts together, draw and write them down, come back and revisit it at a later date. Then make a final piece about it is what I’ve been doing lately and I’ll definitely continue to use this process as it’s working well for me.

Thanks so much for reading this and I’d love any feedback about my work!