Hello! Thank you for popping by to find out a bit more about me.

My name is Zara and I love to draw and make things. I have many ideas and I tend to start new projects a lot. So I decided to publish everything under one umbrella website so that you can explore my many creations.

I suffer from a mental illness called Cyclothymic Disorder. It is a mood disorder on the Bipolar spectrum, and it involves me swinging back and forth between depression and hypomania. My creative projects are often a product of my hypomanic symptoms, and when the hypomania is gone I tend to feel like my creative efforts get lost. I created this website to act as a kind of portfolio so that my creations can have a home, and I can come back to develop them when the depression lifts.

 

You can find out more about my disorder here - mykindofbipolar.com

Aside from being a creative maniac, I am also a writer and a pet portrait artist. I hope to use my writing skills in some storybook projects soon. You can find out about how to commission a pet portrait HERE.

The only other things I can think of that I can tell you about myself are that I live in London with my dog Juniper and my cat Fig.

 

I love them both to bits! Juniper gets me out of the house every single day (regardless of the weather or my mood) and Fig showers me with affection and adoration (whether I want it or not), usually when I am trying to work, but also when I need it most. 

My pets are a wonderful source of inspiration, perspective, and comfort, and I am very grateful to have them both in my life.

You can follow Juniper's adventures on Instagram @opulentmutts and Fig has his own Instagram account @figthecornishrexcat

There's a bit more space on the page to fill so I guess I'll just tell you a bit about some of the things I like...

I LOVE tea. In fact, I don't think I'd get anything done without it. Tea in the morning is essential, and then a steady supply throughout the day please! I'm also partial to a blueberry muffin and white chocolate kitkats, which both go perfectly with a nice cuppa.

My favourite places to walk Juniper are Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath (of course!) but what I really miss is the countryside. We moved back to London a few years ago after a relationship went pear-shaped, and I haven't felt quite as happy since.

 

I feel being close to nature to be very healing. Perhaps that is why I have tried to turn my studio flat into a jungle. I currently have about fifty houseplants in my one-room-abode. I love houseplants. Perhaps you could call me a crazy creative/crazy dog/crazy cat/and crazy plant lady!

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