Illustration of the Day 

Morning all, 

This lady is a little inky doodle that I really loved to much to continue. I don’t know why, I get urges to finish and I get urges to lovingly abandon (before ruin probably). I have an adoration for unfinished art pieces, mostly other artists. Probably stemming from my love of flicking through countless art books of my mothers and my usual favourite of the transitional studies to the finished piece. The finished piece gives you less than the incomplete. It’s in a constant state of change and growth. 

Salvador Dali is a favourite of mine with his “unfinished” pieces. They tell you a story with a thousand possible endings. It’s a never-ending guessing game of what’s going to happened next. He is another level though when it comes to imagination. I’d live in his gallery and art world if it were at all possible. Mostly for the animals. And the insane landscapes. Just everything Dali really. 

On a seperate note, I will be actually posting finished illustrations too. I’m just low on time at current and running around with a squill ion things to do in order to sort my adult life out. But I’m happy I’m actually getting a fair few other exciting projects done which I can’t wait to finalise and post on the blog. I love blogging so much and I’m just not where I’d like to be just yet, but atleast I’m carrying on and refusing to stop, even if it is slow and attempting steady. So I’m proud of that. 

Love, 
Skye 
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Yoga Day 21 

Good day lovely people! 

So after being inspired by a wonderful yogini I follow on Instagram, I attempted practicing handstands in my doorways. It was really fun and I feel quite content in doing this now that my feet can touch the top of the doorframe. It’s really easy to balance when you have the safety net of the doorframe. I when I started attempting this I got flashbacks of me doing this as a kid for hours on end. Attempting to copy my brother but I was seemingly more scared to try handstands then in comparison to how I am now. It was scary the first time when testing the waters. But I just have to keep building my wrist strength and upper body. This will all come with time. 

I unfortunately deleted the other part of this video so there is only half of the session. But I’ll be incorporating head stands into my daily routine slowly when I’m more comfortable. Plus, I need to do more core work in order to balance and kick up. I’m super happy with my progress and feel more and more aware of my body daily. I’m becoming more comfortable with knowing what I can and can’t yet achieve. I’m proud of myself for getting through the past 3 weeks. And can’t wait to set and reach more goals and hit milestones in the coming months/years. It’s exciting! 

Love, 

Skye

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Oh CRUX! 

I have an adoration for mixed media. After many a walk and all sorts of bits that I have collected over the past couple of years, the slate collection I’ve some how managed to acquire is my favourite thing to play with at the moment. 

I also have a love for the stars. I blame my name and my grand imagination at a young age. Constellations, astrology and astronomy have all interested me. The constellations themselves have an infinite amount of stories about them and looking up to the night sky is one of the most inspiring things to me. 

Crux is a constellation of stars only visible in the Southern Hemisphere. I used to stare at it for hours when I was a kid. I’d lie on the roof of my house dreaming and staring into the sky always using Crux as a guide to finding my way back home when off in my minds adventures in the stars. 

The star Mimosa is the second brightest star in the constellation and the 19th brightest star in the Southern Hemisphere.  It’s also one of my favourites because of the wonderful connotations of my childhood growing up in South Africa. The smell of  Mimosa too. I can’t wait to see it again. 

Love, 

Skye 

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Yoga Day 20

Hey hey hey! 

Day twenty in full swing and today I decided to challenge myself by attempting to deepen my backbends and balance during a handstand. And in adding in the wall as a stabiliser for support,I feel far more comfortable than I do trying to attempt it in any other area of the flat. I’m just not okay with the prospect of breakages. More worried about landing on a cat then anything else though. 

My shoulders are tight and my wrists need a considerable amount of strengthening. And I’m pretty sure my unnaturally short torso is really not playing fair when it comes to backbends. I’ve read that without proper exercise, the human spine can collapse each vertebrae onto one another and becomes tighter and less flexible and shorten by up to 3 inches. But with continuous practice of yoga one can actually rebuild a suppleness in the spine and releasing the tensions that restrict flexibility thus which will lead to better overall posture and can result in appearing taller.

So handstands will be attempted everyday, paying special attention to hollow back and balancing without the wall for as long as possible. Now I’m off to research more into all things yoga and continue to practice. Because I eat, sleep, savasana, repeat. Physically and mentally. I even bought kale the other day. But not to worry that was a one time thing, immediately regretted it and I’ll just stick with eating all the spinach and change my name to Popeye. 

Love, 

Skye 

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Yoga Day 19 

Good morning fantastic, wonderful and fabulous humans! 

Today is the day that is my birthday. My 25th birthday to be exact and I simply don’t believe it. I have been dreading this day, quietly and also, not, to my friends dismay. But I woke up this morning and instead of dreading it, I felt excited for the day ahead, myfirst birthday yoga session, food, seeing friends, just the promise of the day and the hope for the year ahead of me. I will add though, that when it comes to my birthday celebrations, I’m weird generally, but on my birthday, it gets intense. It’s a strange reaction to all the fuss the day brings. I prefer fussing than being fussed. 


I did feel different today. I do feel older. But that realisation happened before my birthday, it was just legitimised on this day. The whole time on my mat I couldn’t help but feel such gratitude towards every part of my life. I’m so unbelievably okay I sometimes do feel such guilt for situations that don’t need it. It’s a negative and must be let go. And I focussed on breathing slow and steady, throughout the session. Which made me feel so calm and ready for what usually is a reasonably stressful day due to my hilarious adverse reaction to celebrating. I really enjoyed the stretch. It’s really helped me feel less and less in pain with my next and back. Amazing results after suffering from previous injuries that would sporadically crop up from stepping wrong or sitting. 25 or 75? Who knows. Maybe with yoga, I’ll reverse any aging process. Woo! 


My anxiety was pretty much non-existent during the majority of the day. Which was bliss and even though it rained, I had a truly wonderful day and feel very loved, spoiled and so grateful I could burst. My birthday goals for today and for the rest of my life: eat well, laugh, experience awe, try new things, love unconditionally, respect and be respected, be grateful, appreciate everything, live everyday, be positive, let go, don’t stop learning, choose courage, get over fear, enjoy life and everything else in between but stay humble. Choose experiences and go with the flow. Everyday choose happiness. 

Hope everyone has an incredible day. 

Love, 

Skye

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Illustration of the Day 


My love for simple and messy line work is up there with coffee and yoga. I have a nostalgic kick every so often and get the urge to draw old photos. Give them a new lease of life and a different memory perspective. It’s interesting to me when I do these drawings because I seem to have a knack of switching off the perfectionist button when doing this style. I especially like this style when I’m on public transport and other awkward drawing moments. Always fun and unpredictable. Usually resulting in simple but effective attempts at rectification. 

This is a rather old portrait of my one of my best friends called Nelson. He is an amazing artist amongst many other talents and awesome attributes. Have a look at his Instagram @killingtown and his Facebook page Nostradamus Artistry for some of his work. All the colours and vibrant characters that make you curious beyond belief. His mind is wonderful and his art gives you a fractional glimpse into the emporium that is his mind. 

Hope you enjoy! 

Love, 
Skye 

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Yoga Day 18

Hey there everyone, 

Im in a bit of a happy daze from the antics of this weekend. Seeing some of my oldest and best friends and sharing stories from the past few years has been insane. I can’t even explain how grateful I am to have such incredible humans that I love so much and are still in my life after all these years. And it’s still shocking to me that we are where we are, after what we’ve all been through. I’m so proud of all of them and I will forever be their fan girl. They inspire me everyday and I really appreciate that our weirdness just gets weirder. 

Today was quite difficult to warm up as I’d only had 2 hours sleep and a job interview to get to in the early hours of the morning. And after saying see you soon to Connor before he left for Hanoi, Vietnam, his departure left me feeling like I had a limb removed. I then had a great interview for a new job and spent the afternoon in the sun having a wonderful time with Jade,  Marie and the whole family.  

I arrived home later that afternoon and got straight on the mat after suffering from major withdrawal symptoms and cravings all day. To the point were I was on various train platforms standing like a flamingo, waving my arms about. I’d imagined myself looking like a bad attempt at swan lake arms. T-Rex trying anyone? 

My hamstrings and shoulders were really tight but after a good 20 minute warm up I felt better and started opening up. Downward dog is still a beast. I can do it for five minutes but damn does it turn into what seems like I’m stood on a vibration plate. But it’s great for the core and I’m improving daily so perseverance is key. And everyday there seems to me a noticeable difference in a growing resistencto pain. Breathing techniques are very good during these moments. Long and steady breathes to fill the capacity of your lungs from the bottom to the top and go as slowly as you need to.  

I’m in love with yoga as we all know now. But it’s becoming far greater than I ever thought. I hadn’t really shut up about it and it’s had a rather grand entrance into my life and is getting very comfortable. I think about flows constantly. I’m wholly consumed at the possibilities of yoga and all that I can achieve. And after a few discussions and inspiring stories from travelling, I have already decided on a goal to work towards. I’m researching into a few different retreats, training, local schools, and not at all local schools. 

The reason being is I’d like to deepen my knowledge of the practice, to challenge myself and be able to give advice to those who ask me and not feel uncomfortable if it may perhaps not be the correct information, of course I don’t want to do that in case of obvious reasons. I know my own body’s limits, well most of the time. I’d like to learn to see things from a different perspective. I’ve been getting a lot of great feedback recently and in terms a couple of subjectivities that have really motivated me to focus on completing a 200 hour intensive Yoga Teacher Training course in the near future. Of course, I need to plan this, which is great because I love planning. Especially if it involves two of my favourite things. 

My yearning to travel has been itching since I was born and it won’t stop until I feed that fire so I’m planning on finding a residential course in Thailand or Bali. I’m gonna work my butt off to make this happen and I’d like to visit a few friends on that beautiful side of the world and explore this incredible planet, be apart of as many places as possible. Eat food I’ve never seen or heard about and meet people from everywhere. I need more stories and adventures. To experience far more than I have. It’s time to grow into the world I live in and open my mind and heart to achieving this. I thrive when I seek adventure. I don’t particularly feel fear when exploring. What installs fear into my mind is staying somewhere for too long and missing out on diving into the ocean of possibilities that are just outside of my comfort zone.

There have been very few decisions in my life that I have been this excited and sure about. It’s been a long time coming and it’s about time I started focussing on a goal that makes me feel so sure in trusting the uncertainty of the future. I’m going to jump into the possibilities now. It’ll take time to get there but damn it is already worth it. I can’t wait to get a proper plan in place and consistently see progress from my own decisions. 

I just wanted to say to everyone that reads my blog and other social media, you guys and girls have helped me more than you’ll ever know. It’s hard to explain just how much I appreciate all your kind words and support.  For the first time in a what to me feels like forever, I’m finally on a path that feels solely my own and I feel very lucky and I thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. 

Love, 

Skye

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Illustration of the Day 

Hey all! 

Here is a little bit of a colour experiment that didn’t quite go to plan. I have this absolute love for all plants. But orchids and ferns send me into a happy daze. My first job was at a garden centre. And my mom has over 20,000 varieties of plants. So the love has been passed down to me and I’m so glad because I love me some fresh air and home made forests.

With this one I played around with the colours because, well, I had mostly blues and purple left over from the shells on one of my palettes so I decided that I’d just go ham with the layering. Quite happy with this lady. She was originally going to be for a review post but I got bits of paint almost everywhere on the page accidentally so turned it into a play piece. Overall happy with the end result and excited to move onto the next piece. 

Love, 

Skye 

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Yoga Day 17 


Good day everyone!  

My eyes and mind have been wondering aimless for years until the day I started this challenge. I suppose it was the right time. I have always felt the need to escape. Escapism is something I’m rather fond of and very familiar with. But there’s a fine line between the good and the bad. I’ll admit I favoured the bad in the past because I guess you have to try things once. And I used to think of myself as a badass. I’d mostly choose to run away from situations. I’d relinquish control when I needed to stand strong or I would fight when I needed to stay quiet and listen. This left me feeling isolated and confused in my own mind. I’d also eventually tire of the good escapism. Such as reading, writing and art but my mind would still wonder, leaving little to no focus left on the task at hand.

Since beginning my journey, my concentration has improved somewhat. I have been more open to exploring ideas I would usually just dismiss because of a some silly reason.  I’ve realised how much I can actually achieve in the day after doing my morning session of yoga. Im slowly achieving results and implementing changes into my mental and daily routine, being open to new habits and my sleeping pattern is seemingly getting slightly more normal. Yoga has become the most comfortable part of my life. It’s a moment of peace and quiet all to myself. I am in love with learning and this is the most wonderful way in which to explore my own mind and the world. 

It’s transgressed to a continuous effort to unlock my potential through this humble and incredible practice. I have a deeper respect for its teachings daily and my efforts are constantly being rewarded in a multitude of ways. I’m excited to start putting together a few posts talking about the asanas themselves in more detail. But for now I’m off to see a few friends and one of them I haven’t seen the little chicken in about 5 years. So my excitement is crazy right now. 

Until later, love, 

Skye 

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