I don’t know about you but time management and balance truly isn’t my forte. But for Alicia Rogerson aka Ali J, a local Perth illustrator, art isn’t her only priority. Being a busy wife and mum of two takes the lead in her life, but she manages to make time in her jam packed schedule for her creative side – and isn’t she a superstar with colour? Besides the obvious reason of loving the creative process, Ali uses art as a form of therapy and personal expression. Every piece comes from the heart, and her true feelings are depicted on canvas and paper. I love the idea of creative therapy, as there is no better way to empty your mind than doing something you love. When I first discovered Ali’s work I was drawn in by the friendly faces and beautiful colour schemes. But when I actually sat down studied her illustrations I knew there was so much more to the pieces than the pretty ladies in bright outfits. (Note: I have to admit …
I envy those with a steady hand and an eye for detail. Perth makeup artist Emer Lyall ticks both of those boxes. Bringing a touch of colour and style to faces all over Perth, the creative brain loves helping her clients enhance their natural beauty with stunning pops of drama and femininity.
It’s a funny thing when you meet someone in the creative industry who you just click with. The lovely Petra, mastermind and designer behind Perth fashion label AVA is one of those people. She’s bubbly, vivacious and full of beans with design and styling skills to boot, and like myself knows that fashion has to be versatile (yet still stylish) to get you from day to night. That is AVA in a sentence.
If you’re anything like me words can be a powerful motivator. When I’m feeling down or icky a simple inspiring quote can brighten my mood or dull whatever is irking me. They’re also perfect when you’re feeling not so wonderful and need reassurance that everything is going to be okay!
How Perth born and bred fashion photographer Grace Robinson finds time to balance her photography business, full time job in visual merchandising, personal life and fairly new collaborative blog The Chronicle Edge astounds me!