Hi Stephanie! 1. What is scouse?
Scouse is a local Liverpool dish. It is kind of like a beef and veg stew with a thick soup-like consistency. Gosh, it's difficult to describe! 2. Are you a night owl or a morning glory?
A bit of both really, I like to be up in the morning though, as I like to see the sun begin to shine through the blinds! I like the night too, as long as it is still quite light - summer nights!3. Please describe the area around your computer.
Well, my actual computer is hidden under a pile of papers and business cards and CDs! My laptop - that i'm on at the moment has pretty much a clear space - as it is on my knee!! Around me is my Tablet and mouse, a dictionary, some art books, my mobile phone, a box of tissues and Molly!
(I cleaned and tidied the room the other day, otherwise I would have been here forever!
)4. What inspired your desire to be an artist?
I think it mainly stemmed from when I was a child, I was always drawing and performing. I have always been interested in art and everything that goes on around it! I am really curious and inquisitive, so I always have to find out how something works, what it means etc, so I think it is my way of setting all that straight. It also gives me a sense of expression that I can use to escape the world when things get hard! 5. How did you pull yourself through the depression that consumed you for so long?
I was becoming more and more scared to be alone. I had driven a lot of friends away and was feeling lost, so I needed to change. I began meditating which helped to calm me and Tibby and Molly came into my life just as things were at their worst and they gave me a sense of direction and company. They took my mind away from things. Then the main turning point was in December 2003, when my Nana passed away. I knew that she would want me to be happy and I wanted to look after my Mum. I now keep my strength going by concentrating on my work, my friends here at TCS (I was too scared to join back then) and knowing that I have my Nana and Grandad looking over me. It is still a battle, but i'm getting there I don't know if I have explained that very well...
Thank you, Stephanie, for the questions!