I’m Rebecca Angela
Hello! I’m Rebecca, founder, artist and designer at Rebecca Angela. I, like Rebecca Angela, am creative at heart. Recently, however, I have returned to university to study counselling. I am also a born ‘helper’. For this reason, my work at Rebecca Angela is on hold. I’m not sure exactly what is ahead for Rebecca Angela but my love of all things creative – and my belief in the importance of creativity for mental health – has not faded. I’m holding space for where Rebecca Angela might evolve in the future. The many blog posts that I have written over the years are still accessible here. I hope you find something there to get your own creative juices flowing.
“I believe that creativity is so important for mental health. I can see my future counselling career involving creativity.
A Little More About Me
I’ve been creating all my life – from music to drawing, to sewing, to painting and printing. As parent with young children, art and craft became my sanity saver. I started creating things to sell which grew into my label, Blue Radish which has now evolved into Rebecca Angela.
I have been ‘officially’ running my creative business for over seven years now. Those little kids have grown into three awesome teenagers now who tower over me – and amaze me every day.
With a background in psychology, teaching and community services work, I also love helping people – and I am now studying counselling at the University of Canberra. This is the main reason that Rebecca Angela is on “a break”!
Over the years, however, I have written a number of blog posts to help other people be creative. On the blog, you might find tutorials to make something fun and functional or musings on how to bring more creativity into the world. I like to think of myself as a creativity enabler!
In recent years, sustainability has become a huge interest of mine. I write a blog about it over at the Family Footprint Project. I also enjoy gardening, reading and getting out in nature. And I love to learn. I have an insatiable curiosity and a drive for mastery so if I’m faced with a problem or something I need to do, I’m a bit like a terrier until I work it out.
Speaking of dogs, I’m also mum to our gorgeous Lagotto, Lucy. A sweeter dog I have never known!