Illustration Tag

Grow as you are

Lately I’ve been inspired by quotes, experiences and person thoughts with some of my latest pieces.

I say change is always good for personal growth. For me, it has been being around an environment surrounded by negative people and energy. And I’ve also learnt that some people want to follow the crowd and fit in with others- so be it.

Each day I say to myself:

Stay true to yourself.

Don’t let others walk all over you.

Be your own person.

Retro Pattern


Lately I’ve been really into design patterns that are pretty much 80s/90s inspired: throw in a bit of bad hair, weird fashion, Fanta, days hanging out in the sun with your friends… those kind of vibes.

I recently met up with my friend Amber, a print designer, who I’ve known for years. I was really inspired by her motivation and her reasons for quitting an amazing job she had at a fashion house.

I thought I would end the post on a positive note, having recently been quite down with things. Nothing is impossible. Sometimes you’ve just got to push through the hard times to succeed.

If you’ve been following Amelia’s Magazine then you’re probably aware of a rather exciting Kickstarter Project  titled: That Which We Do Not Understand. To date, it has been 10 years since the magazine started off as a physical print (all those years ago!) and now exists online supporting artists from around the world and showcasing undiscovered talent. I was part of ‘Amelia’s Magazine Compendium of Fashion’ a few years ago- I can’t believe it’s been that long already!

The open brief was launched back in September and has had lots of media attention from design blogs as well as the participating artists who have all written their own account of it; see below for each of the contributing artists :

‘That Which We Do Not Understand’ is a theme which was close to Amelia’s own personal experiences and the project hopes to inspire new ideas and beliefs about the modern world: mysticism, magic, spirituality, witchcraft, the occult, folklore…

There are currently 9 days to go until it ends! There are lots of lovely gifts for those who back the project so have a look and support independent publishers and artistic talent!