Life update

So it has been a while! Here’s what’s been happening. Mum life My last post on this blog was a few weeks before my son was born, and he’s now an energetic almost-two-year-old. I’m just a few weeks (or less) away from having our second baby, and about to go on maternity leave again. It…

Lettering & calligraphy workshops in Perth

I have been running beginners’ brush lettering workshops for a few years now, and I still get a buzz out of sharing what I’ve learned. There’s always something special about seeing those first hesitant brush strokes turn into confident letters and words by the end of the class. One session might not make you into…

Embroidered Lettering

Embroidering lettering has been on my list of things to try for ages, but that list is a long list. This attempt wasn’t particularly planned, although neither was spending hours hand stitching a dimensional burger costume from felt I had lying around. I could have superglued something more 2D together in under an hour and…

2019 Bullet Journalling

Wow, so it’s 2019! 2018 was quite a big year for me in some ways (like being pregnant), in others quieter (like having less energy to do things due to being pregnant). Although I let the Bullet Journalling habit slip a bit towards the end of the year, I’ve decided to keep going with it…

Sketching & How to Win at Pictionary

At the DDD Perth 2018 conference, I got to speak about using sketching to work things out and communicate ideas. Drawing, and showing drawings to others can be a bit confronting for non-artists, so here’s some tips about why it’s worth doing and how to approach it without fear.

Brush & pen lettering workshops wrapup

I have been teaching beginners brush and brush pen calligraphy workshops for a few years now, and I still haven’t gotten the hang of remembering to take photos. That’s why this time I asked my talented friends Sab and Sam to come capture the day for these workshops in April. Awesome video from Sam; photos…

Perth Web Accessibility Camp 2018, in sketchnotes

I love the idea of a future where tech can be an enabler, rather than an inhibitor, for people with different abilities. Being part of creating an accessible web has been an important part of my digital design work for some time now, so I jumped at the chance to attend the 2018 Perth Web…

2018 Calendar

So it’s 2018! Okay yes, I know that it has been 2018 for almost two months now, and you’ve probably already bought a nice 2018 calendar ages ago. But just in case… here’s mine which you can download and print out for free! This has been on my to-do list for 6 months and even…