what an exciting day in the bluelawn studio…
i recently received a message from a bluelawn customer who i had done a mural for last year. she told me that her son’s nursery featuring my mural was going to be featured in a glossy baby mag called “little one baby”! well, wasn’t i surprised?! i never, ever, ever imagined that my art would be publicised in such a way.
only 18 months ago i decided to make bluelawn “official”. although i had always considered myself creative, i never felt confident enough to call myself “an artist”. well, not out loud anyway. it felt, to be honest, a bit wanky. but then i decided to make some brave positive changes in my life. i “manned up” as it were, quit my job, launched my facebook page and this website, spent my savings on supplies for my studio and started putting my art out there. as vulnerable as i felt in doing this, i had actually never felt more in control of my life, more confident in myself and my choices or more able to achieve the wild and fantastical ideas i had been conjuring up (and simultaneously hiding from) my whole adult life. i am so blessed to have been able to watch bluelawn grow, meet amazing people along the way and have my art out there in the wilderness for all to enjoy. my heart is full. i am grateful.
and now, my art is in a magazine! a legitimate publication, with, like, page numbers! and advertisements for things i can’t afford! and a barcode on the back! properly legit. it’s surreal. but totally awesome.
thank you to jasi from jasart photography for taking these snaps of the article, and for being the raddest mum on the coast for letting me scribble on your kids walls.