Cut Me Loose!

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The idea of fearlessness, of affirming  your own power? That’s a Liberty the concrete jungle cannot afford, don’t you know how much we spent to build these walls?  Are you sure you want it anyway, I mean you have to actually fight for it. You have to fight what’s already set in stone, you have to have the courage to go for the unknown, and we don’t take kind to your kind who think you can waltz in and demand your soul we worked so hard for and stole, so no. – The System

What does Freedom mean to our generation, what does it mean to take your freedom and unshackle yourself from the system?

“Firstly Freedom is subjective; todays generation defines freedom as entering into white space. For me, freedom surpasses the physical barrier it means being able to tap into your inner being and consciousness to a point where you exist in a physical body but that does not define you, it means being able to define yourself.” – Lehlogonolo Modise. The Freedom Thinker

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Written by Kea Mooka

The Rush.

 

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Coffee, for many of us it’s the lifeline that kick starts our day. The moment your lips kiss the cup, and it falls straight down your throat as though it seeks to warm the soul. Just one whiff of  the aroma in the air, and for that moment it feels like all in the world is right again. Coffee is a great boost of energy with possible health benefits too, here are a few;

  • Coffee helps lower your risk of type two Diabetes.
  • Drinking coffee in moderation helps with heart failure.
  • Coffee helps with Fat burning, as it boosts the metabolism.

Artists, writers and creatives swear by it, it is synonymous to blood in their veins to them. The drink that’s shared over a hearty catch up session, or a brief business meet. I think it’s safe to say that we’re grateful to whoever thought of this idea.

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Sharpen your Fine Art.

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Do you ever stare in awe at a Picasso, or a Frida Kahlo painting and wonder how such fine art came to life. Well part of the genius of it is skill, we mean taking it back to the  essence of the craft. Here are a few basic tips on drawing and painting.

  1. “To improve your drawing skills, you can simply go back to simply tracing on paper, it really helps with getting used to the pencil and the act of drawing”.- Tiisetso Maoke.
  2.  Once you learn how to grip the pencil and know how to draw crisp clean lines, loosen up. Loosen your grip and repeat drawing on the same lines to add texture.
  3. Practice, drawing is a skill and the more often you do it, the better you become, the more freedom you have to add abstract ideas to your observations.
  4. Knowing the basics of drawing you can move on to “Painting is a matter of knowing your primary colors and mixing them to create good shades”. -Tiisetso Maoke
  5. When painting, always try and consider different type of brush strokes that work for the different shapes you’re trying to create.

Remember that painting and drawing are skills that can be learnt. So go on and perfect the basics, once you do, unlock your imagination and break all the basic rules to sharpen your fine art.