The day I spent in the winter sun with Alyce was one of the most magical mondays a girl could dream of. It only took about 2 seconds for us to realise we were wearing identical jackets, as our friend Grace giggled and labelled us soul sisters.
We danced in sparkling waters, talked about crystals and ate pizza as the sun set, the kind of day you can’t recreate, but will stay with us forever.
She’s an artist, as seen on her personal touches to each captured moment, and a life-long friend.
I’m Alyce, I like to draw and sometimes do other things.
Not too sure at the moment, currently living in Sydney though.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Curious, imaginative, adrift.
What are you doing at the moment, what do you want to be doing?
Right now, after finishing school last year and studying for a semester at art school, I’m taking a breather.
There’s so much time ahead of us and I’m only 19! I feel like I should take time to just ‘be’ for a little bit before everything is fit into a schedule again. Apart from that I’m job juggling trying to save for travelling and concert ticket purposes.
Your spirit animal
Probably like a weird Koala, Seal, Puppy-Dog hybrid kind of thing?
Something you’re dying to try is
I want to do a mural somewhere in the world! I’ve been drawing on walls and random objects as far back as I can remember and dabbled in street art loosely when I was younger – I miss it and all my walls are covered so I’m in need of more canvases.
If you could teleport anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Neverland or Croatia… one of the two
What keeps you sane?
Creating things, usually drawing – even if I end up hating it and screwing it up I find a lot of release in it. The same with swimming and walking or just taking time to notice certain things around you; I’d like to think there’s an understated beauty in everything.
What makes your bones tingle?
The sun, the moon, chaos, contentment, and the balance in all of it
If you could change something about the world, what would it be?
I feel like there’s a lot of injustice in the school system that we just kind of seem to go along with and accept because it’s been that way for so long
What’s something you’re afraid of?
As lame as it sounds, I’m scared of the thought of getting swept up in all the typical fundamentals of sustaining a life in the city and trying to somehow become an adult. I don’t want to be in a position where creativity is just a hobby! I once read that an artist who stops creating is committing emotional suicide, so to summarise – I guess I’m afraid of emotional suicide. Not a fan of snakes either.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I think the most simple and powerful thing we can bring during our time here and wherever we may go is positivity, whatever form it may be. I want to be open and loving and help people if I can. I think that’s why I like drawing and creating things, you’re able to give a message that resonates with those who interpret it, whether it be a sense of hope or passion or just a general warmness and appreciation. I want to be able to leave a sense of positivity.
Words for everyone to live by
Work on yourself, even if you think it’ll lead nowhere.
Keep being a mess, because you’re not going to get anywhere by being clean-cut and neat. Some people don’t get things on the first go and that’s ok it just means you deserve it more when you get it.
You’re wonderful and you are here by chance, don’t let it down.