If you’re a struggling artist trying to make it big in Malaysia, you’d know what a waste of time it is considering our government doesn’t even spend a cent educating themselves on the basis of understanding AND appreciating local creativity. However, most of us love Malaysia too much to want to give it up. So we choose to struggle here, make it big here, make a difference here. And in good company, too… previous mention exempted from any credit whatsoever.
With groups like Wondermilk and 30dayartist combining creative minds into happy communities and making the world that much more connectible, we’re pretty darn lucky to have a constant growth of brainstorming minds. And Amy is one of those taking small steps to helping us grow with her little collection of illustrations stapled into one; Good To Know.
Good To Know is a mini self-printed mag that forms a guide to being an independent artist. Each issue targets a particular topic or common problem faced by any artist out there, and every issue cover is designed by a different person. Sure, it’s nothing big and anyone can do it with a printer and pretty awesome blogger contacts… but then again, has anyone here done it? Nope.
Still, while we’re liking the mini issues, it’s Amy’s blog that we need – we repeat, NEED TO - rave about. A full-blown illustration lover, her taste in compilation of art pieces, zines, prints, and even toys, is impeccable and nothing less than pure delight to the eyes.
Thanks to Amy, we’ve been on a constant creative high from her recommended reads and impressive finds. So if you’re facing an artist block with a dried up styrofoam cup in one hand and an imaginary pill in the other, do drop by The Illustrated Life where impressive portrayals of fantasy and reality bend space into one compact visit.