I have never been an avid gym goer or an insanely fit person who runs up mountains. I was more of a person who had to have a reason to go for a walk but would always strive to live a moderately healthy / active lifestyle, since I love outdoor sports hiking / cycling / skiing with severely lazy recovery days in bed avec domino’s pizza. Like so many people I struggled body confidence, but I was well aware it was my own fault via diet and neglect.
When I decided to make dolls, the design of each character is based around what I was feeling or experiencing at the time. I planned for each character to represent a different aspect of emotion, feeling or personal failings.
Miss Passive-Aggressive was my first doll, I created her at a point where I was unable to look at social media, face my peers or read my emails without saying “Oh you only talk to me to make me feel about myself, that’s fine”. Continue reading “Miss Passive-Aggressive “
This post is about the accident which triggered the downward spiral of my mental health and resulted in the end of my business. The purpose for me sharing these stories is to highlight that mental health can effect anyone’s life regardless of their situation, success, job or background. And I guess, Shit happens. Continue reading “Broken by a Man in a Green Jacket”
If a person lives with one foot in the past and one foot in the future, they are effectively pissing on the present.
This project will focus on creative outlets which will have a positive influence on my productivity, overall mental health and (hopefully) help fund a new vision for the future. For more information check out About Me. Continue reading “Being Dead Inside”
I have reservations about this project Being Dead Inside. I started the project as a kind of self-lead art therapy to give myself something to do, my way to help digging myself out of a hole and, because of how my brain is wired, I have yet again accidentally tried to turn it into an enterprise. I’m worried it could cause me to get low again if it all goes tits-up because of hope. Continue reading “Hope Leads To Disappointment”
My office is the literal Graveyard of my Achievements. It’s littered with the fragments of my past successes, trophies, awards and reminders of what and who I used to be. Now it’s a cold, empty and silent place which I avoid since my world fell apart due to my struggles with my physical and mental health. Continue reading “The Graveyard of My Achievements “
This tutorial is aimed at a beginner to intermediate level; you must be confident with a sewing machine and simple sewing principles like back-stitching and hand sewing however you can accomplish this doll by hand sewing alone, it’ll just might take a while! This doll was created using a sublimation printer however you can follow along with a regular printer to create a blank doll. Continue reading “DIY: How To Make A Cloth Doll”
After a particularly hard day I found myself uncontrollably sobbing in my window. It felt like the world was moving without me; I was alone, my partner was in China for several weeks and I was very ill. My birdcage / home was my own little impenetrable bubble used to isolate me from the world but in moments like those I felt like the world enjoyed me not being part of it. Blah, woe is me. Continue reading “God Sings like a Blackbird”