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Crisco BL

My name is Sabelo Crisco Dlamini better known as Crisco BL. I’m an illustrator based in Durban. I’ve been illustrating for about a year & unlike other digital illustrators, I use my phone instead of a laptop to create my paintings.
My art is based on Depression, Anxiety & Anti Self Harm. The reason as to why I base my illustrations around these things is because I don’t think they are spoken of as much as they should be nor are they taken seriously. My illustrations or a form of self-reflection, things that I’ve gone through myself. I feel that in doing this, people can relate to my art as much as I do. 
A lot of teenagers these days go through the above mentioned and don’t have the platform to talk about it or express it. I want to make art that makes people feel like they’re not alone and that there are ways to deal with their pain.
You’ve probably noticed that I use a lot of yellow as a background in all my art. Yellow is a colour that is associated with happiness. I use the c…

Jade Voges

It's quite amazing to look back and see all the accomplishments, how I've come from a small town of PE (even smaller - Bluewater Bay!) and I just used to watch TV and cry. Literally, cry. All I wanted to do was be on camera, to now having performed on so many stages, to so many audiences theatre wise and film wise, to have walked ramps in New York City to take center stage at the Johannesburg Theatre. I hope to get this particular industry a little more going in our country, there need to be more jobs available for artists, this issue is something I'm extremely passionate about because I do remember having just a dream however, no work available - I created my opportunities on my own, with the help of God. 

Right now, I'm just focusing on my personal brand and how I can further my career and study further within the business realm. I completed a few films last year with my acting, did amazing modelling campaigns and created my own Cosmetics company which has been doing really well. I am in the process of expanding into the shoe industry with my name, Jade Taylor, as well as being a skin brand ambassador. This year however, I am to do a lot more charity work, it seems as if giving back is my hearts calling and I will make it my mission to do so. I just want to end off by giving others a little bit of hope, telling whoever is reading this that anything really is possible, if you continue to work at whatever it is you do, success can never fail. As my favourite character, Dory will say "Just keep swimming!" 

Instagram - @jade_voges

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