I’m beyond excited to share today’s Tuesday Chat With…. post, because I’ve personally been so inspired by this woman and her creativity. I haven’t even met her face to face, as she lives up in Joburg  East London but  grew up in JHB and spends a lot of time there, but I discovered her profile on Instagram and was instantly taken by the originality and creativity of her work. If I’m honest, I was kinda envious too. The kind of envy that sounds like – “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

I took a fat chance and reached out to Meghan on her Instagram feed and asked if she would be interested in being featured here, and almost immediately, she responded in the affirmative.

Am I the only one who instantly puts people up on a pedestal when I see the awesome quality of their work online?

Well to say that I was thrilled that she agreed is putting it mildly. This rock star of a creative is making waves in the online world with her very simple, yet effective concept and I’m thrilled to introduce you to Meghan Maconochie in today’s Tuesday Chats With…

And just look at some of her amazing work…

 

Please share a bit of your story leading up to where you are today…
I have always been a creative person and I have been wanting to do an 365 project for a long time. This involves creating something once a day, everyday, for a whole year. I wanted this something to be unique and inspiring. I created a logo for a company (nifty250) out of green pencil shavings and this is where the idea was born. Some weeks I go according to a theme, other weeks I just create images to suit my mood. Sometimes I feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew, but I’m already around day 100. This amazes me! We let life pass us by, and before we know it, it’s a new year and we don’t have anything to show for it. This project allows me to slow down and focus a little on each and every single day.
1. Something that I’m…
…proud of…
My Pencil Project
…desperate to do again…
Free fall off the Soweto Towers in Johannesburg. I highly recommend this to everyone.
…trying to forget…
Past arguments and worthless grudges.
…about to change…
Hopefully my career path in the not too distant future
2. Something I wish…
…I could try for the first time…
Fly an airplane
…I could change…
People’s attitudes towards race and religion
…for on a daily basis…
The health and well being of my loved ones
…people would…
Be kinder to themselves and each other
3. A lesson…
…I learned, which I’d share, is…
It’s never too late to discover what you should really be doing
…I wish someone had taught me, is…
Chase your dreams and passions without fear of failure and judgement
…I’m still learning, is…
Not everyone shares my views and values. And that’s ok.
4. The ‘someone’ I…
…turn to for advice is…
Many people. Depending on the oCafinnate Academysion
…would return as, in a later life is…
Probably me again. To relive the moments that I got right and to redo the ones I got wrong
…would give my last Rolo to…
My dog Juno
…would love to be stuck in an elevator with is…
My other half. It’s who I feel the most comfortable with
…have been most inspired by…
Sooo many people. Social media, particularly Instagram is a daily source of inspiration for me.
5. The place I …
…dream of visiting is…
Greece
…am most happy is…
In my studio, with my dogs, happily working away. Or on the beach… Obviously 😉
6. Things that…
…inspire me…
Color, texture, music and books
…educate me…
People watching and animal watching. There is a lot to be learnt from Mother Nature
…entertain me…
My dogs, Juno and Winston!!
…irritate/challenge me…
Racism, sexism and ignorance.
7. Things that make me go…
…mmmmm….
Ice cream
…ooh la la…
Ice cream…
…yee haa!…
Ice cream… Haha
…WTF?…
People who are always late. I hate being late myself, so I find it super annoying waiting for people
…lol!…
My dogs…. Notice a pattern here? Also my oldest and dearest friends
8. My reason for…
…getting up in the morning…
Coffee!!!!!!
…smiling is…
I finally feel I’m where I’m supposed to be!
…pursuing my passion is…
I’m nearly 30 and can’t think of a more exciting age to be pursuing passions and chasing dreams.
9. My approach to…
…life is…
Believe in people. Even when they let you down
…business is…
I’m still very new to this…
…fashion is…
I don’t walk around looking like a clown but I’m not a slave to fashion either…
…health and beauty is…
Be the healthiest version of you that you can be. As for beauty, what is that anyway!?
10. My perfect….
…day starts with…
Coffee!!!!!!
…client is…
Someone who shares my passions
…hobby is…
Art. Definitely. I have been known to bake every now and again
…movie role is…
Wonder Woman! Of course! Was that a rhetoric question…? 😉

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

 

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

Meghan Maconochie

Where can folks follow you online?
Instagram
www.instagram.com/meghanmaconochie
Twitter
www.twitter.com/MeghsMaconochie