Doodler, dreamer and mama to one gorgeous 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 soon realised that her doodles seemed to make people smile and she liked that very much indeed.
After a career in TV Production and the marvellous world of motherhood, Toria realised she missed doodling (and especially making people smile) so she picked up her pencil once more.
She was pleased to discover that people rather liked her doodles, 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. She decided to get out from behind her sketch-pad and run local doodle workshops in the community, at the same time fulfilling her lifelong passion for working with and inspiring children.
The workshops would include well-being sessions such as the ‘Wonderful Me’ workshop, aimed to promote positive self-esteem, self-worth and positive thinking. This is 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.
Toria uses her direct experience of the disease and her own personal mental health challenges, to offer joy and positivity to others in a fun, creative and memorable way.
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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