Aishwarya N.Murali is a 17-year-old poet based in Kerala State, India. Her piece ‘Good Souls Never Perish’ is inspired by “the need for humanism in our society, so many people are suffering in our world, they need our attention towards them”. Aishwarya’s poem is a stunning reflection on the current state of the world and a sense of hope for a better future.
You can find more of Aishwary’s work on her Instagram. Good Souls Never Perish There was a time,
when I was in dark.
Cristina Oceja is a freelance artist and illustrator based in Madrid, who obtained a Master’s Degree in Digital Art & 3D at Trazos, Madrid.
Cristina creates both traditional and digital artwork and her pieces submitted for this month’s theme of ‘hope’ demonstrate her artistic range.
CO: “The most commonplace I find inspiration is in nature; animals, plants and various creatures and the cycle of life itself, other topics that help me to create are fantasy, space and mystici
Aina Fontich (@aina.tv) is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona based in Manchester. Aina studied Arts and Design at EINA Barcelona and her pieces ‘Mascara’, ‘Indoor Life’ & ‘A Thoughtful Life’ were submitted as part of this month’s theme of ‘Hope’. You can view more of Aina’s work on her website. Mascara “Inspired by Friday Night” Mascara by Aina Fontich Indoor Life “Made during lockdown” Indoor Life by Aina Fontich A Thoughtful Present “Inspired by a
In the wake of our International Women’s Day special, we’re carrying on the celebration with Rupinder Jawanda’s artworks of inspiring women. Rupinder studies Visual Communications at Royal Leamington Spa College.
RJ: “I created these visual artwork pieces to coincide with International Women’s Day. I focused on these particular women because of their accomplishments, and their ambition and drive to raise awareness of important issues. They are women that I, as well as many
Mohammed Adel is a painter from East London and recent graduate from Camberwell College of Art. His untitled piece is part of a larger oeuvre of work that is visceral, emotional, and deeply connected to his chosen medium. You can view more of Mohammed’s work by following him on Instagram, or on his website. Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work?
MA: I am a recent painting graduate from Camberwell University of Arts London who is based in East London. Coming f
We’re excited to announce the release of Vol.6 of our monthly zine, centred around February’s theme of ‘Dusk &Dawn’. To see the work of our wonderful contributors, you can check out the zine here. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for this month’s theme of ‘Home’! #writing #submissions #art #duskanddawn #photographers #zinerelease #photography #creativewriting #illustration #submission #february #zine #visualart
Millicent Stott (@millicenteve_) is a first year English Literature student at Durham University. Her poems ‘A Year Since’, ‘Fairy’, ‘The Moon and the Biopsy’, & ‘Another Time’, were all written during the current U.K. lockdown and reflect on a variety of personal themes. MS: “I wrote all of these poems during the current UK lockdown, where I have had plenty of time (too much possibly) to reflect on the part of my life which has ended now I have started university. The pieces
Anna Raievska’s piece ‘Confusing Landscape’ invites us to see the world from a different perspective, playing with the way we view ‘dusk’ and ‘dawn’. AR: “The idea behind this illustration is to see how our world would look if the sky was orange like the sun, clouds green as the grass and the sun itself would be sky – coloured like. Three circles shown from left to right are the sun, eclipse and the moon. The main purpose of it is to evoke creative vision in the viewer and in
Katie Richmond (@peachyinks) is an Animation student at Falmouth University. Her piece ‘Dusky and Dawn’ is inspired by the Pixar short ‘Day and Night’ and meditates on the effects of lockdown.
KR: “Since I was a youngen I have adored traditional cartoons. I live and breathe for the beautiful colours and limitless possibilities that they can offer, and so the works of Disney shall always have a dear spot in my heart. The Disney Pixar short Day and Night inspired my pieces; Du
Chantelle Clark (@ceceart) is a U.K based artist who attended the University of Greenwich where she obtained a BA in Digital Arts Practice. Her collection ‘Summer Solstice’ reflects Chantelle’s personal lived experience and is inspired by nature.
CC: “My work is usually inspired by music, and driven by my mood, emotions, and heavily influenced by nature. A Lot of the themes vary, but are primarily focused on self development, spiritual and personal growth, healing from diff
Mohammed Adel is a painter from East London and recent graduate from Camberwell College of Art. His untitled piece is part of a larger oeuvre of work that is visceral, emotional, and deeply connected to his chosen medium. Mohammed describes his piece as “based on a state of frustration with concepts of sinister, beauty, foreboding, intangibility used as a way to negotiate the feeling of the painting. Sitting as something both inviting yet sinister, it challenges the relations
We’re excited to release Vol.4 and Vol.5 of our monthly zine from December and January, themed ‘home’ and ‘beginnings’ respectively. You can view the latest issues here and here. You can also view an archive of our previous zines here. #submissions #art #photographers #january #zinerelease #photography #creative #magazine #december #creativewriting #submission #artists #artistspotlight #zine #visualart
Elise Gordon is a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design student at Ravensbourne University. You can view more of Elise’s work on her Instagram. The Flower Lady EG: “When coming up with this piece it was heavily inspired by the introduction of lockdown; after a while the days began to blend with one another and every day repeated itself.” Group Session EG” “I kept picturing an image of a head merging with different faces that were composed in a way that still allowed there to b
Kyra Daini is an MA Multimedia Journalism student at the University of Kent. Her poem ‘The Black Aquarius’ centres around the Black Lives Matter movement and the lived experience of Black oppression.
KD: “I wrote this poem in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, I was angry at the situation and wanted to put my thoughts on paper. This poem is about black restriction and the oppression that comes with stereotypes. The open conversations about race that have begun as a r
Giulia Martinelli is an independent animation director, animator and illustrator based in Zurich. Giulia graduated from the CSC National Film School in Turin, Italy with a degree in Animation and has gone on to win a multitude of awards, nominations and her work features in multiple publications and has worked with a range of clients.
Giulia’s piece ‘Explorer’ is about a girl beginning to explore her own body.
GM: “I made the piece ‘Explorer’ about Self-Discovery and the
Our first creative writing submission of the new year is from Yasmin Dankaro whose poem ‘After All’ “reflects the mental approach leaving the last year (2020) and going into the new one, it is also generally a response to trauma and hurt while attempting to carry on.” After All Let’s wrap ourselves
In the glaze of calm
Glaze our eyes
With the film of distraction
And keep the things
That cause us concern
Cause us to mourn
Cause us to ache
The things that stitch fear
Jennifer Lewis (@__jenniferlewis) is an artist and illustrator originally from Rome, Italy, and has since studied for a BA in Illustration and an MA in Printmaking at UWE Bristol, graduating from the MA this year. You can check out more of Jennifer’s work on her website.
JL: “My work focuses mainly on themes of belonging and memory and I get my inspiration from day to day life. I use drawing as a way to deconstruct and understand my surroundings and the events of my life.”
This week’s creative writing submission is from Chloe Bayliss, a first year student at the University of Hertfordshire studying History and Creative Writing. Her short story ‘Home’ is inspired by December’s prompt and reflects on the current situation. Home When the world around us is falling apart, With no end in sight And no means to go on. I look to the sky and imagine you there, A calming presence in a world of despair. When I am spinning in circles, With no sign of hope.
Gosia Kozdron is a London-based, freelance digital illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s book illustrator. Gosia’s illustrations ‘Jay’ and ‘Fireflies and Foxes’, submitted as part of our December theme ‘home’, form part of a larger oeuvre of beautifully bright, surreal and colourful artwork by Kozdron. Gosia graduated from London Metropolitan University with a degree in illustration in 2019. You can find more of Gosia’s work on Instagram (@gosiak_illustration) and on
Georgia Embling is a digital illustrator based in Bristol. GE: “I have a degree and a masters degree in Anthropology from The University of Bristol and I am now trying to pursue my hobby of digital illustration. I mainly create portraits using bright, vivid and fun colour palettes but I have also been known to work on pet portraits and landscapes.” You can follow Georgia on Instagram (@georgi.paints) and she is open for commissions and business enquiries. #submissions #art #N