I have always loved the arts and creativity from an early age.
Looking back, the arts has connected me with friends and helped me maintain connections with my old school friends. I met one of my long-term friends at ‘Theatre Bugs’ (drama) around the age of four.
I continued for several years taking drama classes, and looking back they opened doors to friendships and connections with others.
Around year five, I’m not sure if it was myself or someone in my family, came up with the idea to hire a ‘Scooby Doo’ costume for Book Week. It was nerve wracking but eventually led to a few laughs, so it was worth it at the end of the day.
During my school years (before Covid) I would enter my drawings into the Royal Adelaide Show art competitions. It was always a thrill to see some of my work with a certificate on it when visiting the Show.
Although my school journey has only recently been completed, the arts has always anchored this dyslexic individual, and given them a place to belong and thrive.
The creative art journey continues in 2023 and I need to get to work developing my new characters.