Fan Art Friday #3: Celia Cummiskey

Interview by Savana Ogburn

I first found Celia Cummiskey’s beautiful work through Tumblr. She sent me a message about exchanging prints (her art for my photo!) and I obviously said yes! Celia’s art is gorgeous– always colorful and sometimes sparkly, she often uses band members- most frequently The 1975 frontman Matty Healy- as her subject matter, and the result is absolutely killer. After being internet pals for a while now, I was so thrilled to be able to pick her brain about her process, her advice for aspiring artists, and the very first time she ever made fan art.


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Fan Art Friday #2: Marissa Asal

Intro by Megan Forbes, interview & graphic by Savana Ogburn

Sonic Blume recently had the absolute *honor* of interviewing Marissa Asal, a 19 year old student artist with undeniably rad skills. I noticed Marissa’s work on my Instagram explore page (a diamond in the rough, if you will) and have loved her portraits ever since. They all seem to have such personality, and overall charm the pants off of everyone, us included. Read on to hear Marissa’s tips for becoming a better artist, a glimpse into her artistic process, and how she uses fan art as a way to “give back” to her favorite musicians.

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Playlist: I Used to Be Naive, I Wore My Heart On My Sleeve

Words and playlist by Gabriella Nowicki

Early last year, I felt stuck. I listened to the same playlist on repeat. Suddenly, a newfound urge to expand the horizon of music as I knew it and explore different artists came to me. I began by writing down songs I stumbled across to invoke new feelings in myself. The playlist captures the tastes of my early months as a fourteen year old trying to grasp new meanings in the discovery of music. 



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Live Photos: Sunflower Bean

Photos and words by Nicole Busch

The first time I discovered Sunflower Bean was during one of the final sets at last year’s Beach Goth IV. Going into the Constellation Room that night, I wasn’t too familiar with their music, but as they started playing I instantly fell in love with their sound, style and the way they drew in the crowd.
After their time at SXSW, I was lucky enough to catch the psych-rock trio as they played a sold out headlining show at the Echo in LA in support of their debut album, Human Ceremony. It was truly one of my favorite sets I’ve seen so far this year.

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