Celebrating Magical Zines At Auckland Zinefest

It's strange to think that my sister and I made dozens of these zines when we were younger, without realising it. As I walked in the Auckland Art Gallery at the different stands, it felt like being at a market, with all these wonderful zines of stories and beautiful art surrounding everyone. I got a … Continue reading Celebrating Magical Zines At Auckland Zinefest

The Lost Art Of Staring Into Space

As I walk into a space, there is often people with their heads down on their phone, laptop or mp3 player. It makes me think about how we don't see daydreamers as often as we used to, and if you catch sight of one, perhaps you might make eye contact for a fleeting second. Our … Continue reading The Lost Art Of Staring Into Space

Saying Farewell To Yen Magazine

I was staring at my laptop screen yesterday in disbelief that Yen Magazine was closing down. Being one of my favourite magazines,  it deserved a post of its own to remember the wonderful things that Yen Magazine brought us in the last 15 years. My appreciation goes towards how many local creative cookies they showcase. … Continue reading Saying Farewell To Yen Magazine

Cindy Mangomini | Fashion Illustrator

Cindy is an illustrator and blogger from Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands. She graduated at the art school Fontys Academy of Visual Arts, specializing in illustrative design. Her work is all handmade, where she likes to mix materials and techniques. Cindy uses a mix of acrylic paint, gouache, water colour, colour pencils, pen and … Continue reading Cindy Mangomini | Fashion Illustrator

The Fine Art Of Not Giving A Fudge

When we care less about certain voices in our minds or the words of others, we become more happy and free. We let go of negative judgment from those we aren't close to, and we feel unaffected by criticism that has no value to our self growth. It means wearing what you want, saying what … Continue reading The Fine Art Of Not Giving A Fudge

The Art Of Minimalism And Letting Go Of Materials

Minimalism may leave one thinking of a Zen garden or a spacious room. Over the years, I've decluttered and cleaned out many things that are not needed, or only take up space. They no longer serve a purpose, and are often a piece of paper with a note or a pair of shoes that you … Continue reading The Art Of Minimalism And Letting Go Of Materials

The Value Of An Arts Degree

The reality is that before you pick a degree you need to really consider if it's something you can imagine doing as a job. That seems quite obvious, but for myself it didn't work out that way. I have previously studied music and in the end it wasn't something I could imagine doing as a job. … Continue reading The Value Of An Arts Degree