As a child, Davie Pocstar would happily peel off her crayon’s paper covering to reveal the smooth coloured texture before pushing it onto another clean sheet of paper and marking it up. The moment she distinguished that faces were more of a “U” shape than an “O” shape due to a fringe of hair across the forehead (which was actually her own bowl-style haircut), she knew she saw things differently than other six year olds.
So, she was constantly on a quest to capture the world through her unique set of eyes – one part realism, one part imagination. Doodles, scribbles of random sentences and colourful renderings appeared throughout notebooks in Davie’s young life.
An extended journey to the other side of the world sparked an effort to scratch image on paper again and the satisfaction of creating her favourite red-caped superhero on a blank page came flooding back one day in Bali, Indonesia. When the call of the west coast beckoned again, she joined the Vancouver Urban Sketchers group. Soon, Davie began hosting sketch meet ups, finding much inspiration from this community. Daily art-making became a priority, whether it was quick drawings in her sketchbook, writing a piece of prose or sewing on the last button of a custom dress, Davie Pocstar continues to make art once a day.
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