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…

Animal Alphabet

I’ve wanted to participate in 36 Days of Type for ages, but it wasn’t until I reasoned that they didn’t have to be 36 consecutive days that I felt up to doing it. With a young baby, I needed something that didn’t require too much concepting – just sit down and get started with a…

DDD Perth 2019 in sketchnotes

DDD Perth is one of my favourite conferences, so having a young baby in tow wasn’t going to stop me from attending – and sketchnoting. I wasn’t able to get all of it, but being prepared meant that these are some of the nicest sketchnotes I’ve done! Some things I did to make sure I…

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

I always find it interesting when people say that they’re “not very good at drawing” – I find myself saying it, even though drawing has been a hobby of mine since I was a kid. In my day job as a user experience designer, I often come across situations where communicating with words, or even…

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…