What is your name?
Rosalind Monks, although most people know me as Rosie
What do you do for living and where do you do it?
I am an illustrator, I draw for a living and I do it from wherever I am in the world. Recently I have split most of my time between Verbier Switzerland and Wanaka New Zealand.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I can immerse myself in my own creative world and take this with me wherever I travel.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I am not drawing, I spend most of my time outdoors, skiing, mountain biking, surfing, climbing, playing football. Anything that get me moving!
What was your last travel destination and what will be the next?
I spend most of my year on the move. I stopped over in Japan on my way over to Europe from New Zealand. It is an amazing country with wonderful people, culture and great snow. Cant wait to go back!
Tough call, I dont know if I could pick one, they are all so different. I love cities that have a great arts and food cultures like Melbourne, Barcelona, New York, London or Tokyo.
Are you on Instagram, if yes can we follow you? 🙂
🙂 I am and I would love you to follow me, the more the merrier! @rosalindmonks
Show me your 3 favorite Instagram images you took!
Who do you like to follow on Instagram and why?
Who do you like to follow on Instagram and why? One of my favourites has to be @studiohome. They showcase an amazing selection of New Zealand design. Recently we have been working on redecorating the house in New Zealand so I have become obsessed with interior design and decorating posts. Other than that, I love following travel photographers who inspire my work and make me dream of new and exciting places to visit. @Natgeo is a great one!
Summer or Winter?
Winter! Although I do need a dose of sun and surf a couple of times a year! The great thing about Wanaka, New Zealand winters is that you can ski up the hill in the morning and then get down for some mountain bike laps in the afternoon.
Dress or Jeans?
Jeans, much more versatile.
Tv-Show or Movie?
Cheese or Bacon?
You can never have too much cheese, after all, I am Swiss.
Ocean or Mountains?
Mountains. They have so much drama and beauty in all seasons. Although as with summer, I need my fix of the ocean, it has so many magical healing qualities.
Name 5 things you can’t live without, when you are going on a road-trip!
Roadtrips are all about toys, the last roadtrip in New Zealand I took my bike, my surfboard and my skis. Other than that, my Poloroid camera and my pens and paper to draw. (Technicaly 6 I guess)
Ok, last question: if you could be an animal, what would it be? (Unicorns and dragons are counting as well!)
Oh this is the toughest question of all! Probably a bear, majestic masters of the mountain. They are so clever and playful but strong and brave, who wouldn’t want those qualities.
Anything else you wanna say?
I feel very lucky, I love my life, I love what I do and I am surrounded by beautiful people. I think it is important to live in the moment, do what you love and cherish your friends and family. Everything else has a way of working itself out. My aim in life is to never look back and regret a thing. Always take the risk, you never know where it might lead!