Hey! Welcome! I am so glad your here!

I am Kirstin McCulloch AKA LilliBean Designs.

profile pic v2I started LilliBean Designs in 2008 just after the birth of my second child. The name LilliBean Designs come from my eldest girl ‘Bean’ and my second girl ‘Lilli Bug’. My third baby girl is know here as wee Beastie.

So I have three gorgeous girls. Three girls who I want to grow up and do anything they wish. ANYTHING. But their mama wasn’t. Their mama wasn’t living a life that was true and honest.

And I realised that to teach them to be free, I had to reach for my dreams no matter how scared I was. No matter how exposed I felt. And no matter how much doubt I felt.

I am an artist.

(oh boy, it has taken me a looooong time to say that out loud!)

And I believe that everyone can live their dream, but that sometimes it takes more than courage to take that single step. I hope to share some of the tools that helped me Square stars editbecome a creative everyday.
I believe that everyone needs to have a little whimsy in their life. I believe it makes life magical, beautiful and imaginative. I hope to share some of how I include whimsy into my life.
I believe that my art imitates life. What I am feeling, my big dreams, my kids classic quotes, my wild imaginings + my random thoughts, often show up in my paintings.
I believe that my inner critic {aka my little bitch} likes to visit and play havoc with her uninvited demon pals just when I think I’ve everything sorted and I am my most vulnerable.
I believe that any thing is possible. My grandpa used to send us on ‘possible’ treasure hunts along the beach with a list of crazy impossible things to find just to prove it was possible. (of course this was before society was environmentally aware!) So I believe in mermaids and I am sure unicorns are having a lovely time frolicking in hidden valley.


* a compulsive list maker.  (OCD anyone?)
* a stationary junkie (I once worked in the stationary department of a major department store – I was like a sugar addict in a candy store!)
* a romance novel addict,
* a little bit of a hoarder. (You should see my ephemera draw!)
* a card carrying member of pinterest anonymous
* a vivid dreamer, I laugh, cry, shout + have slapped in my sleep
* very likely a bad wife. I don’t care too much about having meals on the table at 6pm,
   clothes pressed + away, and the cobwebs are just fine in the corners.
* a driver who dances in the car singing at the top of her lungs (with three backup
   dancers + vocalists in the back!)
* a introvert by nature, but an extrovert when surrounded by her peeps
* a drop of the hat cryer. (I am ok with this, but it make others so uncomfortable)
* a nail polish addict who smuggles in new colours using her daughters as the bootleg

Star Girl nlI am so glad you are here.

Thank you for dropping by and spending a few moments in my whimsy filled world. I
hope I can inspire you, encourage you and show you that you too can be an every day creative.


So this is me. And now it’s your turn – I would love to hear more about you!! Introduce yourself in the comments section below or use the contact me section if your feeling shy (don’t worry I am too!)

I can’t wait to meet you!


4 thoughts on “

  1. Louise says:

    I came and said hello at Millthorpe Markets and inquired about a custom picture.
    I was interested in something like your ‘strength in vulnerability’ picture.
    I was looking for similar, with different words and possibly a modified flower. I had pondered a girl, as I like your girls 🙂 but did not find one that quite matched my little one.
    How long would a custom print take? At what cost?
    My daughter is having spinal surgery 7th Jan, so I realise that is very soon, and a bad time of year so may not be possible.


    • LilliBean Designs says:

      Hi Louise – I remember meeting you at Millthorpe – thank you for messaging me! I would love to make something for your little girl and although it is crazy busy at the moment I actually have a little time after christmas that I could paint something for your daughter in time for her surgery.
      I have your email address from your comment, so I will email you tomorrow afternoon with some ideas + prices. I hope we can organise something for you + your girl. Talk soon Kirstin x


      • LilliBean Designs says:

        Hi Louise – I wanted to let you know that I emailed you over the weekend and as I am always slightly paranoid about emails lost in cyberspace if you didn’t receive it please let me know + I will resend it. Cheers Kirstin x


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