Recently Dearna has just launched a series of food styling and photography workshops with Rebecca Wiggins. The first event sold out within days, however, new dates have been announced.
Which five words best describe you? Loyal, quirky, independent, passionate, motivated.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I started a blog back in late 2013, and since then my readership has grown and with it my reach. My original focus was primarily cooking and recipe development, but I’ve more recently started to delve into discussing food styling and photography after realising I was receiving more emails with questions about that than my food. This has lead me to create a series of food styling and photography workshops here in Hobart.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? It’s impossible to please everyone, so don’t try to.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Seeing myself in print. And also selling out our first workshop in just a few days - Hobart is a small community and it’s always hard to tell how new ventures will be received, so this was very unexpected.
What’s been your best decision? To spend a few years travelling after university. Travelling - with no set timelines or expectations, as opposed to simply going on a holiday - is such an amazing way to not just see and experience the world, but to also learn more about yourself.
Who inspires you? Confident, passionate people who aren’t afraid to follow their own goals.
What are you passionate about? I’m extremely passionate about healthy eating and wellbeing - the food we eat and the way we treat our bodies has such a big impact on our overall health and I’d love to help educate people on how they can eat and live a little healthier, which is what I try to do through my site. I’m also very passionate about gender equality, and also my pup Maggie.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I would love to invite Stephen Fry and Nigella Lawson around for dinner - Nigella can be responsible for bringing the sweets! I think both such interesting, passionate people and I could listen to them talk for hours.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I’d love to live abroad again.
What are you reading? The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley.
images courtesy of dearna bond