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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…

Chloe Du Preez

"For the first time in a long time I can say with confidence that I am truly happy and content with my life. The moment I began accepting myself and focusing more on my relationships with the people I love rather than what people think of me, is when I realized how much there is to be thankful for."

My name is Chloe Du Preez, I am a first year currently studying a BA in Psychology and Communication Science at Varsity College. I hope to someday become an Occupational Therapist working with children, once I've spent most of my prime years studying #fun. My goal is to eventually move to Cape Town after my three year degree and finish my studies there before traveling overseas to pursue my career.

Photography has always been a passion and a hobby of mine ever since I was quite young, my family and I would go on walks and I'd always wonder off and admire something I had found or come across on the journey. My saying in life is “capture everything” meaning it’s vital to stop, admire and capture every beautiful moment you come across as many of them are fleeting but a picture makes them eternal. My favourite shots come from sunsets, cloudy skies, an overcast beach, anything that showcases natural beauty in it’s raw state is more meaningful and aesthetically pleasing to me because it tells a story and captures a feeling. Another major hobby of mine is writing poetry, it’s a way of expressing my thoughts and feelings in beautiful words. I publish some of my poems on my tumblr page called Art in the Average (chloe-micaela) and occasionally on my Instagram page.

My favourite poet is Rupi Kaur whom I get most of my inspiration from. I’m looking so forward to my journey and if there’s any advice I could give to other young people it would be to never stop trying to discover and improve yourself. Do what you love and what interests you and count your blessings in stressful times. Positivity is key."

Instagram - @chloe_du_preez

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