This week I’m interviewing Christine Bernard from Flat White Concepts. She is a graphic designer who puts together a free online magazine each month which is a compilation of her personal journey of the culinary, creative and beautiful world. Her blog is an extension of the magazine! Read on to find out more about creative Christine…
If I go by how I do each time I play 30 Seconds or Trivial Pursuit, well then I don’t know much! What I do know, however, is that life is only as good as you decide it’s going to be. It goes by quick and it’s easy to get bogged down by stress but if you learn to stick your head up and have a good laugh at yourself than you get through anything.
I love my family, my husband Warren and my two guinea pigs Arthur P.Bernard and his trusty sidekick Bean. I love warm summer days and cold winter evenings. I love curling up to with a good book and a delicious cup of coffee. I love spending my days discovering new coffee shops. I love travelling and exploring. I love the simple evenings spent with friends over good wine and good food. I love writing, doodling and making time in my life for creativity. I love running and eating well and then balancing it all out with a big slice of carrot cake.
My life doesn’t feel right if not I’m reading and I generally have about two or three books on at the same time. I listen to audio books while I run, I have a tablet filled with books and if you give me a paperback book as a gift I will love you forever. My favourite books are Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, The Magus by John Fowles, The Secret History by Donna Tartt and Room by Emma Donoghue.
I want a house to call my own, a dog, enough money to travel each year and for someone to finally give me a book deal so I can spend my days writing children’s books.
I’m embarrassingly out of fashion and prefer comfort above all. If I’m not in converse and jeans then I’m probably at home in my pyjamas. Dressing up to me simply means putting on some lipstick and wearing something with a bit of a heel. It’s not that I don’t enjoy clothes or shopping, because I do, but I generally find other things that I would prefer to spend money on – like books, coffee or food.
Every time I started to type I realised that it was not things that I needed but rather things that I wanted. What I need is a roof over my head, love, family and animals – and yep… I have them all.
Images: Christine Bernard