Waving Hello

I thought I would do a quick blog post to introduce myself properly and say hi! So here I am! 

Nope I have no idea what I'm pointing at either ūüôąor what possessed me to pose like that but hey it's me so I'm embracing it ūüĆą I'm Carli and I love doodling, rainbows¬†and cats. 2018 is the year of spreading¬†positivity¬†and embracing my¬†creativity¬†once again hence the launch of¬†Colour Your Life Club¬†in January. After a tough 18 months I've found myself healing with colour ‚̧ūüôĆ

I suppose it really started back in 1980 something! As a child my Bampi was my idol, he was a creative genius and could turn his hand to anything! He got me into drawing cartoons and colouring (obsessively) and taught me how to draw. I spent most of my time colouring in - like this glorious pic taken from my Rainbow Brite childhood activity book

 

As you can see I was helped by Kylie Minogue..haha...the shame! I was never into drawing 'real life' and didn't actually like art class in secondary school as hated being told what to draw and never felt the teacher 'got' me! ūüėĒ

Unfortunately my Bampi passed away when I was 16 and his last words were 'never give up on your art'...but I did, massively. I found anything creative too painful as it was something we shared together. I poured my creativity into other areas and became a PR person in media land. However that destroyed my soul and my creative block only got worse. 

On maternity with my son 7 years ago I set up my first business and it went great! But I used it to hide and isolate myself. Now after a tough 18 months I've found peace in my creativity once more, I'm drawing again, feeling and healing with colour. It's been nearly 22 years since losing my hero and I can finally say that I haven't given up anymore, I've embraced it and I want to spread the positivity and message that it's never too late to fulfill your dreams...you just have to try...‚̧

Random fact: I once made a pair of wacky shorts that got featured on wacaday with Timmy Mallett!¬†I was 8 and 3/4!¬†ūüôą