Casey Hawkins - Writer in Tokyo

Casey Hawkins

I'm a writer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Completed a double degree in Education and Visual Arts (majored in Jewellery & Metals).

I was a teacher back in Australia before moving to Japan in October 2015.

I'm currently working as a freelance writer and developing my own media production company, Nan's Lucky Duck. Nan's Lucky Duck produces and teaches creative communication. Most of the content I've produced relates to travel, cultural identity and education.

I've written and illustrated two children's books. One of which, Noonie and the Missing Bone is available to purchase online

I joined Canvas predominantly to offer a hand, toe, eye...whatever it is you need.

My Creations

  1. I wrote and illustrated a book to explain to my students back in Australia why I decided to head to Japan before the end of the school year. I wrote the book as I was unable to find any published stories (worldwide) to explain my motivation for moving on in... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Noonie and the Missing Bone is a rhyming story featuring two lovable domestic pets. Their actions teach the importance of acceptance, humility, working together and companionship.

    Casey wrote and illustrated the story based on her everyday life. She aims to inspire and support young writers to do the same. Casey... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. Barnacles Under the Jetty

    8 January 2016

    Exquisite barnacles spawn in abundance under my parent's private jetty.
    Nuisance to boat owners residing on the man-made canals.
    If they were composed of silver instead of calcite, would they be a welcomed decoration?

  4. For Poorer

    8 January 2016

    Engagement ring.
    Carved from a generic solid wax candle.

  5. Personalised Balloon Cuff

    8 January 2016

    Inspired by the simplicity of the plastic balloon disc used to tie off balloon ends at festivals.
    It was my first experience using Adobe Illustrator to create a vector file for laser cutting.
    Synthetic plastic, balloons.

  6. Arm Cuff

    8 January 2016

    Brass sheet/wire, balloons, resin.

  7. Balloon Lips Necklace

    8 January 2016

    Hundreds of balloon lips, plastic piping.

  8. Roo Jaw

    8 January 2016

    My friend who was working in Perth at the time told me he drove past at least 10 totalled Kangaroos on the highway just after dusk each morning. I asked him to bring me back a skull. True to his word, the next week I had in my possession a... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  9. Untitled

    8 January 2016

    Dyed rabbit fur pelt.

  10. Knife Series. Resin Knife

    8 January 2016

    Interchangeable knife to reflect daily mood/style.
    Resin. dye, aluminium.
    Other materials used in series: porcelain, wood, ice, chocolate, wire.

  11. Shibuya Scramble

    8 January 2016

    First attempt at panning using Nikon 35mm manual lens.

  12. Selfie

    8 January 2016

    selfie phenomenon. Santa Monica Pier, LA

  13. Inspired by Tokyo

    2 February 2016

    Anyone willing to create an accompanying illustration?

  14. New and old friends residing across the globe came together in Zanzibar, Tanzania for 8 days of fun in the sun. This short video is simply a compilation of 'live photos' shot from an iPhone 6s. None of which have been edited.