Hello, my name is Kassy O’Shea. I am a 35-year-old Australian graphic design & photography student who creates digital art, makes websites and writes books.
I love to express myself through creativity, design, art, photography and writing. I care deeply about my family, friends and pets. I value honesty, compassion and equality and endeavour to share kindness and understanding.
I experience mental illness and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, anxiety and depression in 2015. Living with a mental disability can be a struggle, with good days and bad days. I have found the key to managing my illness is understanding my triggers, celebrating the small wins and not blaming myself for something I can not control.
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design / Photography) with Charles Sturt University. I started my own business (Klue) in March 2012 and Cute Magic in September 2018.
I have written, illustrated and self-published two children’s books; Tom and Geraldene (2015) and Peaty the Worm (2016). I enjoy the whole process of writing books and hope to continue to create many more.
- My hair is dyed blue-black
- I have a nose & labret piercing
- I have a geometric mermaid tail tattoo on my wrist
- My favourite colours are turquoise, blue, pink and yellow
- My Hogwarts house is Slytherin
- I like horror films
- Owls are my favourite animal
- Sometimes I use emojis too much
Moonstone is a blog where I share my life through words and pictures. Posts include a range of subjects from personal reflections, university recaps, dealing with mental illness, tutorials, freebies and more.
I started blogging in 2003 at the age of 16 and found it was a great hobby to share my thoughts and meet a lot of beautiful people. In 2006 I started the blog kya.nu under the online alias of Kya (in the early years of the internet, it was common to do this). After running kya.nu for almost 11 years, I decided in December 2017 to use my real name, and thus Moonstone was born.
I hope that my blog can be an enjoyable place to find out more about my life, my creative projects and provide an avenue to connect with the blogging community.