I'm so proud to finish this side project of mine! My cousin has written a gorgeous little self-help eBook chock-full of tips and things to try in the face of uncertainty or anxiety. In this day and age, I think I can safely say that no one is a stranger to anxiety. Even if you may not have an official diagnosed mental illness, we all have those emotionally wobbly days when we are unsure of ourselves, of our place in the world and of life in general. I'm so grateful to be able to contribute my little illustrations to this eBook, and hopefully spread some compassion in the world and make someone feel less alone <3
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It's been 2 years since the last Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day and boy have we all missed it! Every year, during the Mardi Gras season (Feb-March), everyone braves the heat to haul ass to Victoria Park and indulge in a day of live music, stalls, dog shows, drag shows and general fabulousness. It's a chance for the community to come together - including families, children and pets - and celebrate us in all our glory :D
After 2 years of suspending this long standing tradition in the midst of COVID, Fair Day finally returned and I had the privilege of running my first stall there! Meeting my customers face-to-face for the first time was a huge leap from selling my stock into the faceless abyss of the web. Hearing my customers' stories has been the most rewarding part of starting my little business. Being able to chat to customers live is the pinnacle. Knowing even just one card has made a difference to someone's life and helped them feel less alone when coming out, transitioning or simply existing has always been my aim. Hearing and seeing this happen in front of my eyes made my day.
So let's remember to stay united, shine together and enjoy a happy Mardi Gras for 2022! <3
It has been an absolutely train wreck of a year... with COVID-19 hitting countries hard around the world, I think I can safely say that we are all wearied and utterly weathered by long lock-downs and the emotional rollercoaster of the pandemic. As Australia emerges out of lock-down and begins resuming 'normal' life, I'm excited to think of the end of 2021 being one of festivities and actual face-to-face celebrations.
Optimistically, I sat down to design a naughty cheeky Xmas card in the hope that we can all have a giggle to end 2021!
Wishing everyone a Happy Pride Month!
Thinking about the courage it takes to come out and to live as your authentic self inspired me to create this new illustration. I wanted to capture the bravery of all the wonderful queer folks in the world who do the hardest and scariest thing of being themselves - risking rejection and even death in some countries. They are the unsung heroes who should be celebrated*~!
I was struck by the scene from FX's life-affirming, achingly beautiful show, "Pose", which captures it all: "I'm no one. I want what I'm supposed to want, I wear what I'm supposed to wear and I work where I'm supposed to work. I stand for nothing... I can buy things I can't afford which means they're never really mine. I don't live. I don't believe. I accumulate. I'm a brand, a middle-class white guy. But you're who you are even though the price you pay for it is being disinvited from the rest of the world. I'm the one playing dress-up."