Moving to Port Douglas

Port Douglas Artist

Some places just capture your heart and never let it go. Port Douglas was that for me. 

Ever since we moved here on a whim 8 years ago this little town has been ingrained at the back of my brain. 

We only spent 9 months here but on moving to Sydney after I felt like a little of me was missing especially creatively. I got my name out there, built a customer base, did all the ‘businessy things’ but it wasn’t quite the same. 

We planned the move for a year before taking the leap.. researched everything from suppliers to internet connection to paint dealing with the humidity and now I just wish we hadn’t worried and instead just jumped right in. If there is one thing Covid has taught us its that we can adapt to a virtual world of working after all! 

Now we are here and the creativity is flowing, I think there is something to be said for a small town pace and allowing yourself the breathing room to experiment more. The pressure is not so heavy as in a city and when you take time out the to-do list guilt’ is a quieter voice.

Port Douglas Artist