02. the story
My first ever experience with story telling was a large fairytale book mum bought for $4 at BI-LO. I remember reading it every night before bed and being so captivated by the words and illustrations. To this day I still have it and always keep it in close proximity! (There are also multiple pressed roses in the pages collected from flowers I received over the years)
THE HARDEST STORY TO TELL
When creating COVEN, I knew this would be the hardest story for me to tell. Although I loved making jewellery since I was young, the reason I made it into a business was losing my father 6 years ago. I used to always say that creating JL was a form of therapy as I dealt with unimaginable grief, but as I reflect more and more I realise that It wasn't therapy and I wasn't dealing. It was my way to escape. I created a beautiful ethereal world full of magic and wonder because my reality was not all that beautiful. I really wanted to capture this in the COVEN story, the pattern of grief, escape and healing.
The many layers of my mental health are revealed in this story. Sort of like a beautiful kaleidoscope of trauma and resilience. It was important for me to share this with you, to let you know that you are not alone in your journey.
Depression - Recovery - Relapse - Resurgence.
MY FAVOURITE STORY TELLERS