Writer. Designer. Aspiring Lady-of-Leisure…
So, in case it wasn’t immediately apparent from my logo (I designed that by the way), my name is Roxane Lapa, and it is my pleasure to have you on my site, which I designed too. I also wrote this stuff.
So you’ve probably heard the great news by now – the news about me not having to turn on the red light. I can tell you my husband is relieved as well. But what, you might ask, do I do with all my spare time now that I don’t have to be a lady of the night?
Well, I do a bunch of things. For starters I’m a qualified graphic and website designer. I’ve been doing that since I graduated from DSSA (Design School of Southern Africa) in 2001. That’s my bread and butter, as they call it. I have a design page on this site with more info and a link to my web design company should you want to know more.
Another art related creative outlet of mine is digital art. I create it and then I have it printed and blockmounted. You can read about that on my art page where you will also find a link to my online art shop.
Lastly, I’m also a writer, and that’s what this particular site is dedicated to. I’ve always had a love affair with books. Actually one of my first jobs was in a bookstore. I started to write in late primary school, and since then I’ve always been writing something or the other: Creative pieces that I will never show anyone, design articles for one of my blogs, and of course non-fiction books.
My books are driven by an empathy I have for those suffering or lost in some way or another. I’m not saying I’m some smart-arse guru with the answer to all of life’s questions, but I believe we find purpose in suffering by being able to comfort others suffering from the same thing later after we’ve overcome our trials. I also believe we are blessed by God in order to be a blessing to others. I believe God gives us true happiness when we live selflessly, rather than the pseudo-happiness we find in hedonistic selfishness. The way I obey that call of God on my life is to write. I’m not a professionally trained writer, so yes, you’re going to find spelling mistakes (that I lie and say are ‘typos’) and questionable grammar. I hope you will graciously look past that and simply enjoy what I’ve written.