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Artist Interview with Ellie Smith...
Introduce yourself briefly to the readers of the blogMy name is Ellie Smith and (with the help of many talented contributors) I put together Extra Curricular – a magazine about people who get creative with their spare time.
Extra Curricular magazines, new and old – and (fingers crossed) a new print, if it works out! The latest edition is the New Beginnings issue and also the 11th, so it was time for a bit of a redesign to keep it fresh. We spoke to lots of inspiring people like Julia Atkinson and Pia Jane Bijkerk and we were lucky enough to get Angela Keoghan to illustrate the cover. It's my favourite one yet.
Tell us about your workspaceI've taken over half of the front lounge in our Grey Lynn flat. I love my work space – it's nice and light and looks out to people walking by.
What do you love most about living in New Zealand?
I love being close to the beaches and outdoors – there are lots of really cool spots to explore and they're easy to get to. New Zealand has a more relaxed feel to it than some bigger places; people are pretty receptive to new things. There are some awesome makers and doers, and people who are keen to support them to grow a vibrant creative community.What are your favourite places online?Lately I'm trying to spend less time online. I have collected too many blogs to list, so I've organised them all into Bloglovin' and I check them out from there (which I think is a time-saver!) I often disappear into the Pinterest abyss too.