Doodler, dreamer and mama to one wonderful boy and two cheeky cats.
Once upon a time there was a young girl called Toria who lovingly doodled characters in cards and as gifts for family and friends. She realised that her doodles made people smile and she liked that very much indeed.
After a career in TV Production and the crazy world of motherhood, Toria realised she missed doodling (and especially making people smile) so she picked up her pencil once more.
She began with a parenting blog called ‘Teacup Toria’ (suitably named after her love of afternoon tea) where she shared heart-felt posts about life as a single mum and funny poems illustrated with her doodle sketches.
She was very happy to discover that people rather liked her funny little drawings, so in February 2017 she launched ‘Teacup Doodles’ from her kitchen table, with a clear mission; to create affordable, bespoke family artwork made with love, to make people smile!
Along the way, something wonderful happened to Toria. She realised that she’d found her way back to doing something that she loved. Being creative and making people happy through her artwork made her happy too!
She wondered how she could make even more people happy by sharing her joy of doodling. Having trained as a classroom assistant after her son was born, she had the idea of combining her love of working with children with her doodles, by running children’s doodle workshops.
The workshops would include well-being sessions aimed to promote positive self esteem, self belief and positive thinking. A subject close to Toria’s heart and an area where she is passionate in trying to make a difference, having lived with Alopecia since she was a little girl herself.
When Toria isn’t doodling, she can often be found exploring a National Trust property, walking in the Lakes or enjoying a cup of tea and large slice of cake.
(You can read a little bit more about how Teacup Doodles began here.)
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