“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” - Albert Einstein
For as long as I can remember I've drawn. Whether it was cute little cartoon animals or realism, drawing was one of my happy places that opened into the realm of imagination. And, if I wasn't drawing, I was creating stories or reading them. My imagination was (is) my most prized possession and a furnace that craved fantasy, adventure and romance. Growing up, my drawings were heavily influenced by Disney, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, magical and mythical beings (especially dragons), ancient history, horses and stars. In my last year of primary school my friend and I created a book - like a Pokedex - and designed over 200 + pokemon-like creatures. The first I created was a seal/bunny hybrid with long fluffy locks for ears and big doe eyes that very much foreshadowed the beginnings of Lula.
In school I followed the creative path and excelled in art, drama and english. My love with art came to a halt when I chose the 'sensible' career path and enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce.
Nearly ten years later, with the birth of my daughter, came new energy and the realisation that I had let my creativity lie dormant. Sensing what was missing from my life, my mum gave me a watercolour pad and paint set. In February 2017, I picked it up and painted a bunny piece for a friend's nursery and remembered my long forgotten love of art. My sister then asked me to paint a nursery piece for her friend. Lula was created and I loved her so much that I couldn't give her away. I spent the next few months painting and planning and soon launched Faenerys in May 2017.
Ever since, my head has been back among the stars where it belongs ...
- Faenerys xx