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Hard time, but Post anyway!!!

That’s what i told myself today, and here i am posting something. Just a quick update: we had our end of the year exhibition, wicked, then now we are preparing for the exams, that means less time to write and draw. but fortunately i have some work up my sleeve…

This is a poster i designed for the Collect a Can, Art can win advertising competition. My Idea was to show that there is a huge hidden potential in every aluminium can, all you have to do is recycle in order to unlock it.Image

Until next time!


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Thoughts on annoying status updates #2

pray in private

pray in private

I never, really never, would have though I could be thoroughly annoyed by a religious status on Facebook but how “Thanks Lord!” Is just getting me worked up! I really have to say this. This specific prayer, followed by anything positive just sounds inconsiderate and selfish to others, followed by something negative it is plain masochistic and as much inconsiderate.

Case in point. I went out with a beautiful, smart girl, from a wonderful Christian Catholic family, rich, educated in one word “blessed”. When we would talk I couldn’t help but notice that she kept repeating phrases like “I really thank God for everything” “The lord has never failed me”
Selfish and Inconsiderate why? Because there are thousands of people who don’t have what she had, whose parent didn’t have the opportunities, the abilities, or to make it happen for their family. And while she was, voluntarily or not, boasting her happiness disguised into a prayer maybe she could have stopped and thought for a second that it seemed like she was trying to kill her guilt for being lucky, putting it on God’s back.

But why feel guilty? Weren’t we born equal? No offense to anybody handicapped, but with a brain and a functional body to get us what we needed? When it comes to wealth doesn’t it just depends on how our parent did? How is that something to be guilty about? You are good at writing tests? Good for you! He can draw, she can knit and the bully in the corner can fight!! We all have talent that others don’t wherever we come from. There is nothing to feel guilty about being rich, successful or intelligent, it just give you the ability to allow other people to discover their special “something”. And allowing people to think that any higher being has come down from heaven to touch their particular lives does not motivate anybody successful to dedicate themselves to the right cause.
So next time you feel blessed, before you get down on your knees and thank any god, stop to think about all the people around you who have made your blessing true and thank them. Your god is not blind, if he can hear the selfish thanks of thousands of people on the planet he will put the pieces together and realize that the thank is directed to him.

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Hello world! #2

Hello world!

Doesn’t it have a nice ring to it for a daily post?? I think I’m going to keep it! Just need to check with the copyright issues, let’s hope nobody had the brilliant idea to copyright such a random collection of words!

Soooo Hello World! It’s 6pm in Pretoria South Africa and the sun is shining for it’s a beautiful Spring afternoon.

I just read a beautifully inspiring article from Seth’s blog about writing and overcoming the writer’s block… I’m just wondering if it’s a technique one can also apply to the a designer/illustrator/artist block…
And Just before I was coming from the Illustration studio at the University of Pretoria(where I’m studying at the moment) and we were busy with a very important/interesting/very important end of the year final project. The Urban mundane before I talk about any babbling of my crazy brain I want to hear what does Urban Mundane evoke in your amazing minds.
So beside that all is well in Pretoria, It’s hot to my great contentment and It’s creative, as far as my entourage is concerned. So until the next post…

PS: sorry for the bad quality picture, designer on budget 🙂

Sincerely yours