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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…

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Where am I in life at the moment? Well, I’m at ‘found my passion and chasing it.’ 

At the age of 21, I have been through enough to know what my future could hold, all because I know what I want to share with the world. I was never the girl who wanted to conform, I always wanted to stand out, to make an impact and if I were to inspire others I would want to inspire people to be themselves and to own their identity. 

While studying Natural Medicine, I got anxiety and took time off from studies and that was a blessing in disguise. Through my experience, I learned more about myself and found a long lost passion- sewing and designing.  I started going through my mom and grandma’s pattern books falling in love with Vintage clothing. My dream is to create clothing that is vintage, classy, and chic yet keeping it modest. 

If I were to explain my style, it would be liquid in the sense it is forever evolving. I love to think of a garment as a piece of art work. Someone or shall I say an artist took the time to think of the material to use, the pattern to make, the buttons to match and the fabric with which to contrast.

Coming from an Indian background that has influenced my love for Vintage wear with the 70s bohemian era. The paisley prints, tie dye, mirrored oriental finishes, and tassels, what’s not to love!
My aspiration is to create a brand in which people from different backgrounds or walks of life can appreciate. I hope my story can inspire others to find their passion and chase it.

Instagram - @afroze.musthapha

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