Photo by Kate Luke for the release of Raining Rainbows (Jericho Road x Kasey Rainbow).
I am Kasey Rainbow.
First things first: Yup - Rainbow is my real surname.
And as it suggests, I am a lady of many colours.
I draw. I write. Sometimes, I eat tacos.
But I always LiVE BRiGHT!
Grammar mightn't be my strong point but this girl can rock a rhyme. I've carried a torch for writing and poetry since discovering I could rhyme ‘you’ with ‘poo’. I've self-published two books featuring my rhythmic words (poop free) and I continue to express my love of poetry and writing by spilling my feelings onto paper or social media whenever I can.
Drawing and Design:
I have always been a creative at heart, but after purchasing an iPad back in 2017, I discovered a new love of digital art and design. After months of playing and hours of YouTube tutorials, I decided to dive headfirst into the wonderful world of fabric and textile design. Sure, I might be a newcomer to this space and completely self-taught, but I'm not too shy to toot my own horn (Toot! Toot!) about the unexpected success I've had creating wearable art for my amazing clients.
I've suffered from mental illness for more than 15 years - since my teenage years - so a diagnosis of PND/A soon after the birth of my daughter came as little surprise. Do I have qualms with being labelled ‘crazy’? Hell no! In fact, I'm a proud supporter of PANDA and beyondblue, having completed fundraising for both charities through my book sales and creative projects. On my social media, I am honest and upfront, often telling my story and helping to shake the stigma around mental health and brighten dark days others might be going through.
And when I am not writing, drawing or designing? I'm making the most of each day with family and friends, eating one too many tacos and raising my margarita to a colourful life! Cheers!