My Story

 

Words Before Letters

This site was born out of lifelong love for words.

I am a collector of stories. A daydreamer. A hoarder of unusual words, like ‘diphthong’, ‘scurryfunge’ and ‘tsundoku’.

For as long as I can remember, I have been immersed in stories; whether it was making up my own even before I had learnt how to write them down, or reading them late into the night with a torch underneath the covers. Poetry or prose, it mattered not, as long as I could soak up all that storytelling.

 

Writer by Design

By day, I am an art-directing writer. With qualifications in both journalism and design, my career has seen me ply my trade as a writer, art director and designer in publishing, advertising and graphic design. By night, I keep writing. And attempting to read every book on the planet. I turn those night-owl words of either my own or my favourite books into hand-lettered artworks.

 

Heartfelt and Handcrafted

My love for the ‘wabi sabi’ philosophy comes through in my artwork. It’s a Japanese aesthetic meaning beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. I love seeing unique ink marks, elements and non-uniformed letters in all that I create.

 

A colourful, curated blend of books, wine and creativity, with a soft spot for Australian work and female-centric narratives.


Fable and Fizz would like to acknowledge the Whadjuck Noongar people as the traditional owners and continual custodians on the lands and waters this content is primarily written on. I pay respects to their Elders — past and present. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.