From Architect to Artist: A Journey of Creativity and Resilience

In 2018, my husband and I made a life-changing decision. After working together as an architect team in South Africa for 15 years, we decided to move to Australia to provide a better and safer future for our two young daughters. Starting a new business in a new country came with its challenges, especially with the unexpected hurdles posed by Covid and limited connections.

Managing the path towards business success felt like navigating through a storm. Amidst the chaos, I rediscovered the joy of creativity by experimenting with a laser cut machine and our excess stock. This creative outlet became my refuge, especially during challenging times of burnout and anxiety. My later diagnosis of ADHD shed light on why creativity had always been my refuge. It wasn't just about creating visually pleasing things; it was about letting go and let creative energy flow freely, finding my voice, spreading positivity, and reminding myself and others to slow down and breathe.

Drawing inspiration from my architectural background, I began crafting artworks that merged clean lines with intricate textures. Each stroke was a step towards creating a personal sanctuary, a place of balance and tranquility in a world that often felt overwhelming.

Fractals and circles became my muses, weaving stories of continuity and mindfulness into every artwork. The patterns mirrored life's rhythms, encouraging us to find beauty in simplicity and embrace the present moment.

In August 2021, I launched my first art collection, marking a significant milestone in my artistic journey. Today, my art is more than just aesthetics; it's about sharing a narrative. It's about offering glimpses of peace and resilience amidst life's chaos. It's about creating a space where positivity reigns supreme, and where every stroke tells a story of mindfulness and inspiration.

I invite you to join me on this artistic adventure, where each creation is a reminder to trust the journey, embrace simplicity, and find beauty in every breath. Together, let us craft moments of serenity and timeless elegance that resonate deeply with the soul.


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