Fitted with these amazing features:
pragmatic optimism, dry (and slightly evil) sense of humour, a curious lateral mind, a healthy serve of empathy and warm, an offbeat kind of charm, creative and artistic skills out the wazoo, something that can yes best described as awkward grace, spiritual seeker, capacity for deep, philosophic thought and more.
*Subject to availability.
I'd arrived at the (in hindsight glaringly obvious) conclusion that the run-of-the-mill 9-5 job was never going to offer the direction in life I wanted to explore. So I packed my bags and drove from Perth to Melbourne to forge a new path.
Since then I've had challenges a-plenty but I'm able to work in illustration, game design, graphic design and now expanded into writing a interactive novel for kids. Being able to let the imagination really run around is an incredibly satisfying experience.
- Making people laugh when they are drinking something (simple pleasures!)
- Making breakfast on weekends
- Finding the positive in things
- Drawing like a boss
- Putting people at ease
- I don't know if I can say I'm good at it, but I do try to meditate every day
- Like, heaps of other stuff
I'd also like to say my youthful good looks, but that might be wishful thinking on my part.. ;)
Movies - Anything by Hayao Miyazaki, Inception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Life is Beautiful, City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Matrix, Moon.
TV - Game of Thrones, Mighty Boosh, The Wire, Madmen, Futurama, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, Rome, Six Feet Under.
Music - TV on the Radio, Goldfrapp, Okkerville River, Radiohead, Animal Collective, Boards of Canada, Died Pretty, The Triffids, Dirty Three, Gomez, Lamb.
Food - Thai, mexican, italian, ethiopian, those squishy custard ball things... One day I hope to be as good at making food as I am at devouring it. A man can dream....
Sketchbook and pencils
Central nervous system
That niggling need for adventure
The internet (don't judge me!!)
Sense of wonder
Good rewarding company
What chairs would look like if we had knees on the backs of our legs...
Bonus points if you are someone who wants to make her own way in the world, has something of a curious, left field, creative streak and something of an explorer/seeker. Someone who looks at the mundane and thinks "How can I make this better?"