I’m Australian born and bred, and was super blessed to grow up on the beautiful beaches of the Central Coast NSW. So I mostly find myself drawn to and moved by the beautiful big blue ocean. The ocean always recharges my batteries and gives me a fresh new space to explore new inspiration. I currently live at Bondi Beach, 300 metres from Bondi Icebergs – so I am still always by the sea. I have had my fair share of doubt and hardship thrown my way too; all lessons which have taught and encouraged me to connect with and share my emotions, which I hope shines through in the pieces I create.
As a type illustrator, words are a big part of your work. If you had to choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be and why?
Connector. There is nothing more in this world I love more than connecting. Whether it’s with people, moments or stories… Connecting allows me to feel, grow, and share.
Confession: we did some insta-stalking, and we’re obsessed. Would you consider your page more of a diary or inspiration?
Haha thank you! I don’t think I can pick just one of those though. I definitely use my Instagram account to catalogue my thoughts, feelings, and moments – but I equally use it as a form of inspiration; either to inspire those who see my posts, or to be inspired by those who engage with me and my work.
The best thing I ever ate was _____.
Raspberries and cream at one of the local restaurants back home, Bombini. There’s a lot more to it than it seems. It’s made of cream, with some sort of soft meringue foam on top, Raspberry sorbet, some sort of orange dusting and Prosecco jelly – holy moly!
What would you tell your 10-year-old self about the future Sarah?
I would say “Don’t worry about that nasty teacher telling you off about your rebellious handwriting style and withholding your pen license from you – one day you will make a living out of your non-basic handwriting. Yes, handwriting.”
Where do you find the best creative inspiration?
For me the best creative inspiration is found whilst traveling – everything is new; sounds, smells, scenery, people, conversations, ideals, traditions, necessities. Sometimes I’m so inspired I get overwhelmed and don’t how to work with all of it.
If you could pack your bags and visit anywhere in the world for a week, where would you go?
Morocco! The food, the textures, the land, the colours – the list goes on! It’s been at the top of my list for a couple of years now.
What’s your favourite thing to do on a day when you have nothing to do?
I really like getting out of the ‘Bondi Bubble’ and going for a drive. I’ll usually drive up the coast to Avoca where my Mum lives, lay a blanket on the grass outside and soak up the sun. And pray that I don’t get bitten by a green ant!
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
White! White is light, white has endless opportunities for growth, white is the purest platform for every other colour to shine from, and with a white crayon you can write secret messages on a white piece of paper for the recipient to paint over and reveal.
What’s one beauty product you can absolutely not live without?
I’m obsessed with Salt Store’s ‘Island Vibes’ face and body scrub – it’s literally good enough to eat, and makes my skin feel amazing.