with Allison Filice
Today we welcome our very first International Mother & guest to the show. Allison Filice is a freelance illustrator & designer based all the way over in The Golden State of San Francisco. Her work explores her own inner and outer worlds, with the most wonderful, colourful, psychedelic flair.
Allice has created work for such names as The New York Times, The New Yorker magazine, Man Repeller, Bandcamp, and The Hollywood Reporter, along with illustrating the iconic Beyoncé to accompany Morgan Parker’s poem “Slouching Towards Beyoncé”. Allison also Hosts & Produces her own podcast called The Friendly Unknown where she discusses the creative journey with fellow professionals – I highly recommend it if you haven’t had a listen already.
Allison and I discuss the luck of our fertility and the ease with which she conceived her son, Felix. We delve into her creative journey and how she finds space and time to work these days – plus the difficulty of that in a small dwelling during covid, especially with a partner working from home and a toddler in the house.
“It took me a good 4-5 months
to even want to create something again,
I felt really lost and in a fog.”
This conversation is full of mindful musings on purpose and creativity, toddlers who rule our lives & the major transition of Motherhood.
I just adore Allison, her incredible work, the attention to detail within it and the patience and warmth she brings to her Mothering. I’m sure you will too – enjoy!