Five years on, and life drawing had continued to be a weekly aﬀair, but I had got myself back to a much better place. The prospect of life-modelling now presented itself in a diﬀerent light: as an opportunity to acknowledge and aﬃrm how far I had come, a positive challenge.
After the first wave of the pandemic, I moved to Lisbon. It was a spur of the moment decision. But for me, it wasn’t just a new city. Something in me changed. I got the feeling it was finally my time, to allow myself to be open to love.
Isn’t it great, how small beginnings, a random connection can lead into something so much bigger later on? Sometimes only years later, even our smallest actions, can start making sense. And I realize that what makes our life richer and probably also more successful at the end, are not always those big plans and goals, but exactly those small and seemingly unimportant moments on the way and in between…
Art is something that comes from inside of us, influenced by who we are and what we experience, or us trying to create a totally imaginery world, a certain feeling. It might evoke feelings and thoughts in others. To some people it will mean something. And others will not be able to relate to it.
“Timeless design is all about the narratives, the historical and emotional value.” 23-year old Raf Reyes unpacks his influences, the legacy of artwear, and his long-term role in flipping the fashion script.
Her brain feels fried. What shall she do? Where is this bloody fulfilled life that they kept telling her about. That will give her all the satisfaction she was anticipating. And does it exist anyway…maybe it doesn’t so she can stop hunting for it, right?
A lot has been said about the color blue, I’ll hardly be the first. This isn’t to say this is an analysis of blue as a color, or blue as an emotion. But blue as perspective — the color of distant vaporous memory, opaque and often hindered — blue that moves. To illustrate my point, I have to begin with a tracing. To frame a lighthouse, a flower vase, a day in fall — a vision of the mundane in a steady flow that proves to be significant.
In our fast paced world it has become significantly more difficult to keep this inner sense of calmness and to stay serene even when you don’t get an instant sense of success and remain confident when you don’t get an immediate feedback. We are impatient with ourselves and others too and like that create an environment in which things and people and ourselves cannot develop at its natural speed anymore.
The more I pushed the memories away, the more persistent they became. Alone, in the late hours of the night, I found myself searching for that fatal flaw. Maybe my life was too complicated. Maybe I wasn’t attractive enough. Maybe my job wasn’t good enough. Maybe I wasn’t funny, kind or fun enough. These thoughts were painful and unwanted. I needed to push them away, so I would pour myself a glass of whiskey and wait for the anger to come and with it, that sweet amnesia.
We want to say a huge THANK YOU to each of you for your terrific support, love, inspiration, art and for always being the most wonderful people! <3 You always remind us about all the good stuff that is out there and we wish you a very peaceful Christmas time with your loved ones! May 2021 be a magical year for all of us!!
“The art in my project is not the result, its the process. The process of two humans getting to know each other and the documentation of this process. Establishing connection between two humans and for some hours feeling safe, heard, understood and free.” With our series “An artist´s life.” we want to share the stories of the people behind the art.
Konstantin Arnold is one of those writers who writes with natural passion. One of those authors from days long gone. Writing for the sake of writing. Because thoughts and stories need to be put on paper.
In those 4 minutes you delve into the world of adolescents from around the world, talking about their feelings and how they experienced their quarantine.
What is art? For me it is being fully myself. Art is my love for nature, for paper, for drawings. Connecting with my inner child and everything that used to amuse me in the world and was forgotten during the teenage stormy years. Now I am thankful for being able to practice yoga with candles and scents. Having flowers on my desk.
Vidushi Gupta, a Delhi based fashion photographer, captures moments that never fails to portray the best version of both the designer’s vision as well as the models that gracefully bring them to life. Blending together shades of pastels and soft colours remarkably well with just the correct lightings, she succeeds in capturing stills that, compliments the work of art be it clothes, jewellery, etc. as well as bring to light photographs that are soothing to one’s eyes.