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daniel(ink.) Blog — March RSS

Birth and Death

In high school, I started attending TAFE part-time and fell in love with painting, eventually enrolling three days a week after graduation. Despite needing assistance due to my CP, I had great teachers and received valuable advice from nearby artist Robert Juniper, whom I fondly knew as "Bob." Last year, facing health challenges, I explored screen printing and created my first design, #5, which earned positive feedback from friends. This sparked a conversation with my dad about starting my own business. Sadly, Robert Juniper passed away earlier this year. His guidance will always be cherished.

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Learning to play cricket

Last November, I launched my daniel(ink.) t-shirts at the Darlington Arts Festival despite bad weather. Terry, the neighboring store owner, loved my shirts and bought one for his son, who uses a wheelchair. Terry is also a Darlington Social Cricket Club player and invited me to score for them. Nervous but eager, I accepted despite knowing nothing about cricket. The players were supportive and helped me learn. I now enjoy weekends scoring, making friends, and savouring the excellent afternoon tea provided by the team.

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