Illustration by Feling Poh
After a few emails from some lovely ladies asking I thought I would put up a little post about me
Age: 21 City: Brisbane, Aus
Spent most of my early childhood trying get in with my two older brothers Flynn & Morgan by playing toy cars, unsuccessfully trying to ride a bmx bike (which ended in my mouth being full of rocks) and other activities which nearly always left me hurt. My parent’s were divorced when I was five which meant I grew up with my mother who is probably the most amazing human I know.
How I got into blogging
I got into blogging around this time last year after a few people via social media has been asking if I had one. I really just wanted to do something & anything to get creating and to be honest I did think no one would really read it and it could be something different for Michael & I. I already loved clothing & Michael already loved photography so it was sort of decided then that we would just start and see what happened. What was the worst that could happen?
How I got into typography
I got into typography a few university holidays ago when I was pretty sick of designing everything on the computer and struggling to find a nice brush font that I liked. Being someone who hates doing nothing I decided to try learn the skill of hand lettering. From there I started writing a lot of calligraphy that I love but brush is where my heart is. I love the stroke of a brush, even though you can mess it all up within 0.1 second. From there I have been practicing most days since and developing my own identifiable style.
Indian Ink, Various Brushes, Water, and copious amounts of paper.
My first memory of typography
Grade 5, I was known in primary school as the bubble writing queen and if you were born early 90s you know what a big deal that is. I also used to write little books of different handwriting because classmates always wanted to copy. I was also the first in my class to get a pen license?
What is around me right now
Baby’s Breath taken from a wedding, Water, Photobooth photos, 7 different ink pots, 3 art pallets, Receipts, Twill, Polka dot stickers and way too much paper.
I would say my biggest challenge is myself, I am someone who takes things to heart and can be very hard on myself which is never fun. But more so currently, I have been faced with a few challenges with people taking and using my work without permission. It is something I find hard to deal with as I don’t want to be chucking huge watermarks over my work and I don’t want to have to stop sharing my work through social media.
My biggest fear is anything to do with lizards, I’m sorry if I am following someone who puts up a photo of a lizard I have to unfollow them at the risk of throwing my phone out of fear. I am just terrified by the sight of them. Especially the ones that live near rivers and lakes. Geckos are okay.
As of 2012 I can’t eat Corn Chips, Corn, Twisties or Cheetos without my stomach going into a world of pain. I can’t work out why because I still eat popcorn without any trouble.
Michael is actually my oldest brother’s friend and I met him when I was in Primary School.
I have pretty gory nightmares.
I also love to watch scary and true-life crime shows, even though I have taken a break to ware off the dreams.
I can’t eat dinner while watching a movie.
The first level of my house went under in the 2011 floods so I lived with my brother Morgan for 8 months in an apartment.
I stress-shower not stress-eat.
I have two middle names
And thats a little bit about me
You can see more of Feling's illustrations here