My name’s Asti. Yes, you read that right: Asti.
I know, I know, it’s an unusual name. So to answer the usual questions that comes along with introducing myself: it’s not pronounced Ass-tea (gross), it’s not short for anything and my parents aren’t alcoholics who named me after the wine. The origin of my name is much more embarrassing than all of that.
I am an illustrator and story consumer. My days revolve around making fun colour-popping illustrations and consuming stories that I come across on screens and in books. I am a self-taught artist and am constantly growing; you’ll regularly see posts in which I reflect upon my growth as an artist here on the blog. My goal is to eventually merge my two loves together by creating illustrations that tell stories.
Apart from art and stories I enjoy bubble baths, chocolate, dancing, dogs, villains, blogging, dark comedies and snail mail. I’m a creature of comfort with a dash of evil, more or less.
According to the VIA Character Strengths Survey, my signature strengths are humor, perseverance, honesty, love, and judgment and based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory I’m an ISFJ/ISTJ. But let’s be real, the true test of character is what Pottermore gives you and I’m proud to announce it’s sorted me into Gryffindor and Pukwudgie, given me a hedgehog Patronus, and assigned me a wand made of beech wood w/a phoenix feather core, 11 3/4” and reasonably supple flexibility.
If you want to know anything else, you can check out my FAQ page, visit me on one of my social media accounts linked at the top of the page or contact me. I tend to respond either within a minute or within a month. It’s a gamble.
This site was originally launched as a creative lifestyle blog called atypicalnarrative in March 2017. Though the name has changed, the content has mostly remained the same. Here you will find illustrations, story recommendations, artist reflections, and random thoughts about my everyday life.
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