Regular readers may have noticed my blogging hiatus, as I reconfigured my life and business. However, Afri-love subscribers have been less neglected, thanks to A week of Afri-love: a weekly email I started a few months ago, where I share 5 Afri-love-worthy things. Each edition includes:
- Buy African: featuring exquisite African-made/made in Africa goods
- Something to look at, read, watch or listen to
- Some visual place to get lost in (usually amazing Instagram feeds that will fuel your imagination and take you places!)
- Events across the world
- Last but not least, an "expand" item – something that I've come across that has been useful for me in my quest for better health, creative excellence and success in my business
For those who don't receive these nuggets weekly, I thought I'd do a round-up of "expand" posts, every 2 months, selecting just 5 of my favourite items.
Here's edition number one!
One of the most inspiring things I read this month – artist, designer and blogger Justina Blakeney "On Creativity". Loving this: "The best way to produce creative work is to inject as much of yourself, your personal style, your experiences into it as possible." I will be resuming creating complete works of art almost each day – check them out on my @lulukitololo Instagram.
A success reading list for creative entrepreneurs
Here is a reading list that I put together a while ago, sharing titles that have been instrumental for me, in my journey running a creative business. I think it's time for an update! What books have made an impression on you! What do you recommend I add to this list?
Black Girl In Om
Black Girl In Om promotes holistic wellness and inner beauty for women of color. Explore their website and check out their podcast – a bi-monthly conversation on all things wellness, self-care and self-love.
Money advice for creatives
Money matters as a professional creative is a topic that comes up in my life so often. I came across an incredibly valuable article on the great 99u and I completely agree with the 8 tips in this article: “Career-Propelling Money Advice for Creatives”. What’s been your biggest lesson in creative business?
Talented photographer, Mutua Matheka (aka Truthslinger) quit his job as an architect to follow his passion and made it his career. He shares his journey through an unfolding video series which, I'm finding so inspiring in its honesty. Catch parts 1 and 2.
What gems have you come across lately? Please share in the comments below.
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