P-Diddy follows her [along with the other 100k+], cool brands commission her and magazines feature her... We're talking about Tania Debono, face [and artistic hand] behind the popular instagram account The Writing.... Neon Moose sat down with her to get the 411...
Tell us about the premise of The Writing. It started out out as small visual inspiration pieces but to me it’s grown into my art - words and letters are emotive and I love the power they hold no one looks at something I create the same depending on how they feel, it’s pretty amazing.
How did you get into The Writing? I have also had a thing with graphics and writing and this was just a personal project that I created for me.. and it’s grown into something I never imagined it would.
Why do you do what you do? I love waking up each morning WANTING to work. It may sound lame, but TheWriting is my way of adding my piece to the world.
Fave writing tool? Anything and everything - typography and art comes in any form but it depends on my mood and what I’m working on. Recently I’ve experimented with lipstick, snow and gold foil
I do love to use Krink though and more recently I’ve been playing with Japanese ink and metal nibs for textural effect.
One thing you love about what you do? It’s never the same, everyday is different. It’s taken me to places and introduced me to people I never thought I would ever be working with.
Secret to your success? I’m fearless.. That might sound lame, and sometimes it gets me into more trouble than usual, but it holds so many back. Sometimes you just have to go out and do it rather than sitting back and talking about it.
Tell us about your first entrepreneur experience as a kid. When I was really little I used to hold concerts in my drive way and charge the kids in my street 50 cents to watch.
and, in primary school I started a club for kids in the younger classes at lunch time to teach them things like design.. I have no idea why I did that, but I’ve always been an ideas child.
Best piece of advice you’ve received in building your business? Never borrow money.
never say no if you don’t know how to do something, say yes and work it out along the way
learn from your mistakes and don’t feel like you have to say yes to everything, there is power in saying no.
What does creativity mean to you? Not resisting, and having confidence in what you create.
Advice to aspiring creative out there? Don’t look to others for approval - not everyone is going to like you or what you do, just keep going. AND trust your instincts, always.