A weekly outpour of 5 of the things I consume every week. A coalescence of art, podcasts, articles, essays, newsletters, movies, web series and any other form of media you can imagine.
Hello nerds! This has been one of those weeks when I did not consume a lot of conventional content - articles, essays, podcasts etc. I did watch a lot of episodes of Masterchef Australia (42 more episodes to go), Netflix, YT scrolling new artists (Did you listen to Adele's new song?!). It was an eventful week though, it feels good going back to your roots and hence this post is dedicated to the things that make you happy and pleases your soul.
Fasten your seatbelts for a flight of fantasy!
By the way, I got this phrase from my manager who mentioned it in one of our meetings. Weird ways to get inspiration from but why not!?
1. The Artidote by Jovanny Varela Ferreyra (Art Blog)
If I talk about art and not talk about Artidote, then that’d be a sin.
A space where to story-tell, empathize, bond and heal through art - The Artidote is one of these gems. Founded and curated by Jovanny Varela-Ferreyra, the page is unique because of its content: an artwork associated with a quote usually tackling issues around mental health and self-awareness.
An amalgamation of art, philosophy, psychology and so much more. Thank me later when you get amazed by their Instagram feed.
2. Intricate Infographics by Michelle Rial (Art + Charts)
Michelle Rial is a multidisciplinary creative in San Francisco. This year she published Am I Overthinking This? - a book that explores existential and mundane questions we ask ourselves.
Michelle draws most of her inspiration from everyday life, examining quirky moments with friends or around the house that speak to the daily realities of modern life. Don’t forget to follow her on Instagram.
3. People I’ve Loved by Carissa Potter Carlson (Cozy Finds for all)
Carissa’s prints and small scale objects reflect her hopeless romanticism through their investigations into public and private intimacy. Speaking both humorously and poignantly to the human condition, Carissa’s work touches chords we all can relate to – exploring situations we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives and conveying messages we simply long to hear.
4. Everything Raw and Relatable by Mari Andrew (Scribbling meanderings)
Mari is a writer, illustrator and solo travel enthusiast currently living in New York.
Her posts aren’t created by the stroke of a fine artist’s. Instead, she offers simple stick figures and line-drawings. The power lies in the simplicity of expression, the emotion, the honesty and relatability her work conveys flush with everything from grief, heartbreak and career confusion to spiritual journeying, illness, love and friendship to create comics that speak to a wide audience.
Do yourself a favour and follow her on Instagram.
5. Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than (Comic)
I am sure most of you know him already! Zen pencils have been a quotidian-consumption-of-good-content comic art for a long time now. A cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, you can never have enough of it but I am sharing one of my favourites of his work. Don’t hold yourself back from exploring more!
Wishing you a great week ahead!