Hello! My name is Libbi. I'm a lover of calligraphy, hand lettering and illustration and if you put all these together it would describe my dearest passion of all—sketchnotes.
In 2012, I decided to start crossing things off my bucket list. And since then my life has not been the same. First on the bucket list was upskilling. After being in and out of the creative industry (raising beautiful children) I felt my design career needed an overhaul. I enrolled into a Design Degree at Griffith (my second home) and now eight years later, I am about to complete a doctoral degree.
Calligraphy was also on that bucket list and this focus has taken me to places I couldn’t have imagined. I have found my bucket list grows the more I play and experiment with my creativity. Because of this growth my life has opened up too many possibilities. I have found the love of learning and a creative and effective way to document this learning.
We can design our lives just the way we want it. What we design designs us back. But it’s not until we start to explore options that more possibilities are presented. In 2012 I felt stuck, my children were less dependent on me and I felt I needed to go back to the drawing board and start all over again. I knew I wanted more but wasn’t sure how to get it.
The bucket list created a journey of self-discovery. Connecting this journey to a creative outlet formed a vehicle to express my inner voice creatively. With my doctoral studies coming to a close I feel I am at yet another cross road. I have explored, I have experimented I have pushed my creativity out of my comfort zone. Now I want to share this passion and what I have learned. Welcome to the next phase of my creative journey—my sketchnotes.
My sketchnotes are a way for me to process what’s going on in my head. A way to put action to my ideas to help them become a reality or sometimes a way to help me heal and move on from the areas in my life I need to address. My sketchnotes are in response to the pressure I felt when trying to create perfection with my pointed pen calligraphy. I felt the exactness I was trying to create stunted my creative self-expression. My sketchnotes have allowed me to break free from my own constraints and form a direct connection to my creative voice.
Love Libbi x