Self Care

Fundraiser for RFS

By |2020-03-11T00:23:23+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising|Tags: , , , |

In January I set up my first fundraiser to raise money for our wonderful fire fighters - ALL PROFITS DONATED! I designed, organised and paid for tee printing and sold these $30 shirts for NSW Rural Fire Service. The tees were printed by a great company in Sydney - Black Sun Printing Co. I nearly hit my goal of selling 30 shirts in total, but with only five left I'm still pretty chuffed with the result (if you're interested in buying a shirt, please email me — alexandra@alnmakes.com). Once they're all sold I'll have raised over [...]

Compassion Over Comparison

By |2020-05-22T06:43:55+00:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Animation, Illustration, Lettering|Tags: , , , |

A very dear friend said this to me one time when I apologised for complaining about my wisdom teeth when she was going through something much tougher! The full quote was "Don't be sorry, we don't do comparisons here, only compassion." She is a beautiful friend. Illustration based from a photograph by @amyshamblen

Comparing Yourself to Others

By |2020-03-11T00:20:39+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Illustration, Lettering|Tags: , , , , , |

Thoughts of everyone I have ever compared myself to on social media or face to face belong in the trash, whether it's creative or physical comparisons. I am the only me and you are the only you and that is great. Tag someone who needs to hear this 🗑️

Be a Self-Encourager

By |2020-03-11T00:21:06+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Animation, Lettering|Tags: , , , , , |

"There's no need to wait around feeling glum, hoping someone will come along and say something nice to you. Do it yourself! Use positive words to change you attitude. See it as the path to sanity. Be a self-encourager." I love this piece of advice, and I talk to myself on the reg 😂🌈 It's gotten me out of a lot of anxiety driven situations, or gotten me through a really hard day at work. Have you read The To Be List by  Latesha Randall with Sebastian Walter? 70 chapters to help you slow down [...]

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