Welcome to ferngrant.com, a design portfolio and place for me to blog about being a broke barista, my passion for brunch, lifting and adventures, and share my design and illustration work. It's an honest, sometimes funny, often tragic documentation of my life and I really hope it tickles your pickle. 

on the road in the south island

on the road in the south island

My dad and I roadtripped from the North Island to almost the bottom of the South Island in December. I shivered myself to sleep on the overnight ferry cos we didn't think to bring blankets. My swimsuit never had time to dry. I was out of reception half the time. I managed to be in charge of music (anything but rap though because my dad is in his 50s and listens to Al Green.) Spent a lot of time rolling my eyes and fending off questions abut my future. The views were insane and the weather was as moody as I felt. Dad's main goal of the trip was bird watching and nature walks, mine was to spend as much time under salt water and covered in sand as possible. Saw some cool plants. Drove through some shitty towns. Counted hawks. Ate avocados. Found some stones that looked like little planets. Appreciated nature. Lost my cap on the fucking ferry. Lost my bracelet at the hot springs. Recharged. Went too hard on the tanning. Daydreamed a lot. Here are some photos and doodles, with love from the rainy north island where I'm recovering from a hard few days of being back on the gym / work / trying to get my shit together grind xxx

am i having a gap year? who knows, not me

am i having a gap year? who knows, not me

success, struggles and sangria | 2016 photo diary

success, struggles and sangria | 2016 photo diary