ESTELLE - NEWCASTLE
Apprentice tattooer at 2012 Tattoo Company and I paint a lot.
I live in a lovely house with my boyfriend and I enjoy drinking copious amounts of tea, my Siamese cat Suki, hardcore, vintage, and learning.
This blog showcases these things and documents my daily life, and my art.
@estellezombie ‘s nineteenth birthday tea party this afternoon! Had a ball drinking wine and eating all the delicious treats with Lily
I had a lovely birthday yesterday with my family, and my two girls Sarah and Lily! I would have loved to invite more people, but cooking/preparing a high tea for 10 people was already a huge effort!
Work Hard and Be Kind: An Interview With Chris Ware
- Rookie: What advice would you give to someone who is in the early stages of that and possibly struggling?
- Chris Ware: To work as hard as possible, and then, when you think you’re done, to work just a little bit harder. To know that if it feels “right” it may actually be completely wrong, and that if it feels “wrong” it may be completely right. There’s no governing principle to any of this except that strange instinct and feeling within yourself that you simply have to learn to trust, but which is always unreliably changing. To create something for people who have not been born yet. To pay attention to how it actually feels to be alive, to the lies you tell yourself and others. Not to overreach—but also not to get too comfortable with your own work. To avoid giving in to either self-doubt or self-confidence, depending on your leaning, and especially to resist giving over your opinion of yourself to others—which means not to seek fame or recognition, which can restrain rather than open your possibility for artistic development. With all this in mind, not to expect anything and to be grateful for any true, non-exploitative opportunity that presents itself, however modest. And to understand that being able to say “I don’t know what to do with my life” is an incredible privilege that 99% of the rest of the world will never enjoy.