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Block 19

Katherine Forbes
Katherine Forbes

Boldly Made Designs

Katie Forbes is a Fort Worth native who runs an illustrative design business, Boldly Made Designs. Her works are primarily in digital illustration and design; pen and ink; and acrylic paints.

Katie's works have been described as "whimsical," "emotional," and "absurd." These words are genuine reflections of Katie's life and aspirations.

Beyond her craft, Katie has spent the better part of her 28 years struggling with chronic and severe disabilities, ranging in scope from more common to very rare; manifesting physically, psychologically, and neurologically.

Katie's struggles with her health, and general abuse outside of medical contexts, have strong influences on both her works and her goals.