About Me


Hi! I’m Heather Denton! My mission is to help make the world our happy place! I hope that this site and my work serve as a big warm hug for a love-starved world. Everyone just wants to be happy and feel good; it’s that simple. But most people are far from it. I want to help change that. This site isn’t really about me, it’s about you and for YOU.

I live in Austin, TX with my husband and my two lovely littles, Siena and Sevilla (Se-VEE-ya). I’m a self-employed/freelance graphic designer, artist, and illustrator by profession, but helping people be happier is where my heart is. Nothing makes me happier than to hear that I’ve made someone smile or laugh or helped them in some way.

 

I’ve fought long and hard for happiness after battling depression and anxiety throughout most of my life (with two particularly debilitating episodes of postpartum depression after each of my girls was born). The last several years in particular have served as a spiritual bootcamp for me, as many aspects of my old life have changed or been removed completely, often in traumatic ways. Many, many times I’ve felt like giving up completely. I have felt defeated, deflated, hopeless and utterly unable to go on. But I have, because quitting is not an option. I’ve learned that just when you think you can’t go any further, that it’s more than you can handle, you dig deeper and you CAN keep going. Over and over and over. As long as it takes. Once you tap into your true greatness, your true self, you learn that anything is truly possible.

Throughout this journey I’ve learned many lessons the hard way, so I felt the best way for me to add value is to share my experiences and my artwork as authentically as possible with you, from the heart.

I believe the world we live in right now is like one big Opposite Day, where everything is backwards or upside down. Just because things like war, violence, and hatred are common doesn’t mean they make any sense! Life is not supposed to be full of struggle, suffering, and hardship. Life is supposed to flow with ease and grace and fun and adventure!

But, I also believe we are on the cusp of a new era based on love, peace, and compassion for all, despite all the crazy evidence to the contrary! I view the times we’re in now as the over the top death throes of an old, outdated global system based on fear. It’s not going quietly, but it’s goin’! (Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! Oh wait, yeah, you probably should.)

I will summarize my personal mission with one of my favorite quotes:

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. -Steve Jobs

I count myself among this group. Who’s with me? Let’s do this rainbows and unicorns thing!

LOVE,
HD

 

© Heather Denton 2017