Why has illustrating prevailed in your life?

Aside feeling less alone in my mental struggles, the pleasure of watercolours, and the nourishing possibilities of pen on paper, ultimately, my illustrations are a means to a fun way to make sense of things. With reflection, vulnerability and mindfulness as my tools, illustrating has enabled me to investigate, understand and express myself, while exploring the worlds inside and outside of me!

Coming upon many delights and insights (often with tears staining my art) I have felt a natural urge to share my creations with anyone who is curled on their sofa – in any corner of the world – thinking they are alone in what they are going through. With growing empathy and compassion, my desire for transmitting connection and positivity to others, through courageous sharing, self-healing and empowerment, is a daily drive for me.