Logistics Manager and Artist
Q. What’s your link to Townsville?
I was born and raised in Townsville and all of my family lives there. Townsville will always be home to me.
I really miss our big old Queenslander in South Townsville, being part of the Renegade Markets and going to Crystal Creek.
Q. Where are you now?
My partner, Jacob, and I relocated to Melbourne at the end of March and we live in a suburb called Preston with our cattle dog Lamington, our place backs onto a park so it’s perfect for Lamington. There’s also a really cool weekend market within walking distance that we do our grocery shopping at. We’re spending all of our spare time exploring Melbourne and the surrounding towns. It’s so beautiful down here but getting through winter is tough!
Q. What does your work involve?
I work in logistics for a shed company called Now Buildings but I’m still working really hard after hours on my little business ‘The Oopsy Daisy Co’ and I’ve got some really exciting things planned for the next few months. I’m working on getting my Oopsy Daisy website up and running and am working on a number of new designs and products.
Q. How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
I’ve always loved creating things and come from a pretty creative family, but last year I really found my niche in doing calligraphy paintings. I started selling them at the Renegade Markets and store and they really took off. That success gave me the confidence to start making more and exploring other creative avenues. Initially I was only doing calligraphies but now I’ve designed my own cards, postcards, calendars, notebooks and tote bags.
Q. Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
Definitely! We’re heading home for a visit in September for a friend’s wedding and I can’t wait! I’m hoping to come home again at the end of the year and be part of the Renegade Mega Market.