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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…

Mishal Mookrey

I will start off by saying that I Live to Love and Love to Laugh. I am a Seeker, always seeking new ways of doing things better, living a better quality of life, seeking ways to improve myself and seeking ways of making the world a better place. Its best attributed to that internal dialogue of competing with your old self. Have you grown, have you tried or done something new, are you reaching your goals. I think its great to have these conversations with oneself, whether it be through journaling or conversing with a close confidant. But please, have the conversation.

As a passionate entrepreneur, I am preoccupied with how I can make my mark doing what I love and being able to live a quality life from it. I think most people outside of the creative industry are blinded by the glamour and unaware of the harsh realities. I would implore anyone looking to join the industry to be as multi-skilled as possible – be a sponge and soak up all knowledge you gain, it will stand you in good stead.

My biggest aspiration is to live a life of purpose. It includes many aspects. - namely, to travel and explore different places and cultures as a local would. To make a positive impact on society – how can I use my current skills set to up-skill others? To create true financial wealth that will be passed on for generations. To live…

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