GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 121

Tell us about your journey to Rotterdam What is your workspace like? I am very lucky to be able to designate a spare bedroom to my studio space. We I met a beautiful Dutchman in Rotterdam while on a three week Europe trip. have a large light-filled apartment that enables me to photograph and display After a whirlwind few days I returned my finds. The studio space is equipped to Australia for eight months, deciding then that I wanted to relocate to Europe with two large work tables where my screen-printing takes place. to be closer to my family and spend more time with the Dutchman. How do you balance creative work What inspired you to start your blog and normal life? and Instagram feed? I work a 40 hour week in an office job so weekends are sacred for gathering inspiIt’s the simple things that I find most beautiful and if I can help trigger a little ration, baking and adventuring with the inspiration in someone by posting pretty boy. My full time job gives me the freedom to travel and buy all of the vintage pictures of what I love most, then I am truly humbled. My blog has become less treasure my heart desires. of a forum to share my favourite recipes and artwork and developed more into a What’s your advice for taking a storyboard of my adventures overseas. great Instagram pic? Why do you love what you do? I make the most of the beautiful light that infiltrates my apartment. A beautiI am constantly inspired by the beauty of ful blue sky always makes for a great the everyday. From fresh market flowers backdrop too. The Dutch weather doesn’t always inspire me so I compenand ‘70s fabric patterns to 1930s archisate by composing colourful vignettes in tecture…I am never short of new projects and designs. Screen-prints and bak- my home whenever I can. I’ve learnt to love the moodiness and there’s a VSCOing sweet treats have been my creative cam filter that complements the darker mediums of choice over the past year days perfectly. I take all of my photos and best translate my creative ideas in with my i-Phone 4S and edit with Aftermy new home. light and VSCOcam apps. What do you need to be creative? Vintage wallpaper, great light and my iPhone.