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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…

Cindy Okkers

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am the baby in my family. The dance gene is in my blood, as I am a third generation classically trained ballet dancer and have been perfecting my craft for the past eighteen years. I have been part of three different dance companies ranging in genres, from ballet, neo-classical and African contemporary. With these companies, I have traveled Europe extensively. Currently I am freelancing which gives me the time and freedom to dance, model and act.

I started modeling after school. Booking a range of jobs, locally and internationally exposed me to the world of fashion that I was always so intrigued by. Although I love being infront of the camera I also enjoy everything behind the scenes, there is a real adrenaline rush that you get on set. I was drawn to the artistry around makeup and did a course in Cape Town. I believe that adding to my list of talents, could only be beneficial.

My business: COCO (Creative Obsessions by Cindy Okkers) combines all aspects of my life. My love for dance, modeling and makeup, a creative outlet for my artistic side, photography and even food! It's about remaining true to myself and my lifestyle, without being pushy or over edited, or even over exposed. With all things, I want COCO to be an organic outlet for me and things I love.

I try to remain humble, and grounded, in a very ego driven world. I have a passionate flare to my approach on life, with a sharp wit, and an opinionated view on the world. My love for nature, and all places exotic keeps my adventure for travel alive. I love to visit new places and experience new things, travel is something I grew up with and I'm still blessed to be able to do it regularly.

With my obsession for chocolate and good food, I believe that time spent eating with those you love, can be good therapy after a long day!

Instagram: @creativeobsessionsbyco

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