KNOWING WHAT YOU DO NOW, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
"To dive in. To be bold and fearless and unapologetic in my own skin. To not be so afraid to completely draw outside of the lines. I drew on the border, teetering on the edge, but I would tell myself to go way past that border. I’m so sick of ‘should-ing’ on myself - no more!"
WHAT ARE THREE THINGS THAT ARE INSPIRING YOU RIGHT NOW?
"Boundaries. Less Stuff. Old art books. Also as a bonus - chairs (always). "
WHICH ELEMENT OF YOUR WORK DO YOU THRIVE OFF THE MOST?
"Childlike creativity. Being able to create from that space of total intuitive drive. It’s the thing that scares me the most, yet I trust it more than I fear it because it only gets me closer to my truth. I really love creating in secret. Alone. When no one is near, and I can create without self-judgement. "
WHAT DOES BEAUTY LOOK LIKE TO YOU?
"To me, beauty without intention really isn’t beautiful. It feels empty. We can emphasize the marriage of beauty and intention by realizing that they are the same. That beauty comes from mindfulness, from nature, from slowing down, from our hearts. Beauty looks like truth."
I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with and being photographed by the lovely Claire Cottrell a few weeks ago for St. Agni - a Byron Bay based ethical fashion company specializing in shoes and clothing by Lara & Matt Fells. Their pieces look seamless because they are not only beautifully and thoughtfully designed, but also easy and wearable.
You can find my interview - which includes my career path, music I'm listening to, my morning ritual, and more - on their journal here. I'm so grateful to be apart of their In Her Shoes series.
Photography: Claire Cottrell
Interview Intro: Erin Watts of The Atelier
Clothing + Shoes: St. Agni