2017 Horoscope Series | Cancer

Wow, I've officially put out half my star sign series... 6 down, 6 to go. If you've been following the series you have probably seen just as much change as I have and this month Cancer was one to show the difference. Although I was excited with the challenge of meshing MIA & Jack White into a piece for Cancer, I was also nervous. This piece became a mix of my core loves of classic pencil pieces, adding detailed elements like the warp to tie them together and my new love for experimenting, imperfections and creating in a different way by trusting the abstract style I'm developing.

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#projectfulltransparency - Get rich or create try’n

Have you ever noticed the difference between earning money in a 9-5 job (that you hate), compared to the pay off with taking the leap on something you love? Something I don’t really see with the creative journeys getting shared is much money talk, let’s be honest - it’s important to us. Whether you strive for a certain lifestyle or just use the money to pay off essentials - money is an important factor. Especially in the line of work and direction, I’ve chosen to go in, like many other brave soldiers, earning money from our passion and being on top of the numbers is just something we have to be aware of and work towards. With money and freelancing also comes negativity and stress - BUT, I want to shine the light on my absolute favourite positive when it comes to living through your passion.

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6 Stages of my drawing challenge/bender (2016 v 2017)

When you set yourself a challenge like, a 30 day or week challenge, I think it’s safe to say the last thing you’re thinking about is “what will I learn from this” rather… “what the f have I gotten myself into”.  At the end of the day, a challenge is a challenge but for anyone looking for some extra work for themselves and to test things out in a less serious way - a challenge is perfect for you. Set yourself a challenge not for perfection, but to grow and learn and surprise yourself with what’s possible and breaking limits. Like the 30 day challenge from last year, my Mercedes Benz Fashion Week challenge was just as incredibly rewarding, if not more. So I thought I’d finally share what I’ve learnt since my last drawing challenge and share the 6 stages of my drawing benders…

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Remembering Eddie

It’s amazing how much progress we make on anything we work hard on… 8 years ago today I saw my granddad for the last time, tomorrow would be his birthday and the day after he passed - My granddad played a huge role in my life, and still does. A few years ago I created a piece in memory of him and this year I thought it was time to show him, myself and you how far I’ve come.

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2017 Horoscope Series | Gemini

Five star signs down, seven to go and I'm already certain this is one of the best ideas I've ever had. I decided with this month, instead of talking about how I created this piece - I wanted to shine all of the light on why I created this piece. Something I have based my series off entirely is people who I'm influenced by and these three, have all played a part in adding fuel to that passionate fire of mine.

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2017 Horoscope Series | Taurus

In creating this series I've found every month brings a completely new piece. Each and every muse(s) bring a totally new influence and life to their piece. Taurus was inspired by my good friend and muse, also the previous muse for Hotel Cali - I loved so much creating this, it was a piece of wonder, inspiration (inspired by Esra Roise) and experiment.

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2017 Horoscope Series | Aries

Next up we have Aries - featuring two present and past legends, Lady Gaga and Heath Ledger. This was a piece very close to my heart (more than most) and something that will come up during this series for the year with a few others.. I had a very strange encounter with Ledgers passing and hit me very hard. This is piece is inspired by the fire in both Gaga and Ledger - it's speaks to rebellion, passion and their very raw, unapologetic personalities.

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Welcome to the Jungle

I have finally (FINALLY) finished my Frida inspired piece. This piece was the perfect example of progress and learning. Not only did I start this piece entirely different but had 2 attempts before completely scrapping it and rebuilding until it felt right. I couldn't let creating this piece go after researching Frida, I decided not to take the defeated route and rework the inspiration.
 

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2017 Horoscope Series | Pisces

Beyond excited to finally show you this next piece - mainly because it's completely inspired by my homegirl Ecca Vandal and starring RiRi. This was a piece celebrating strong women, experimentation and COLOUR. The end result is raw and (I feel) sits perfectly inline with both ladies killing it not only in their industry but specifically their genre.

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The Never Ending Series - Cj Hendry

I don’t know where this edition of The Never Ending Series went in my mind but Cj Hendry for me was a big part of why I kept going and the way I have. I started watching Cj create through IG as early as her white spray painted objects, when I had the chance to see her talk (which also led me to discovering Jasmine Dowling) I jumped at the chance, and taking in every word she said from how she started to her process and leap - I thought. This is it, this is why I’m going to keep going.

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