(that's A2 size - my scanner is not big enough...hence two pictures:))
As much as I don't like copying sometimes I find it constractive. It puts me down that I cannot come up with anything myself and I have to copy...but there is, of course, this January theme I can use - "Play" from CED - so I play with colours, and funny enough I've managed to come up with my own idea:)
Christmas Project for Uni. We have to describe, say, present somehow what Christmas is for us. For me...Chrsitmas is all about people, close ones, stangers, neighbours etc.
There is very old, almost forgotten Polish (and Litvinian) tradition during Christmas Eve (we celebrate Christmas on 24th Dec and have Christmas Eve Supper and then we open presents) any ways...the tradition is to put an extra plate on the table during Chrismas Eve Supper. The origins of this come from pagans times, when on that particular evening spirits of our ancestors had a clear passage to visit their relatives' houses. You were supposed to behave calmly, no screaming or laud behaviour allowed. Later on, Polish Catolics adapted this habit. As the Christ's Parents couldn't find the place to stay in - this spare plate is for anyone who knocks at your door at that afternoon, hungry or lonely, poor or rich, doesn't matter.
Browsing through the chats on the internet I found that it becomes less and less popular - this tradition. People are scared - they say, nowadays you can't really trust people, can you?
My Project is about opening doors to strangers...then you just turn the pages "in front of your door" to find out that the last one is a mirror (for sketchbook purposes I've used kitchen foil), so you can see yourself in front of your own door.
So here we go!
I had it in my head for some time now, I mean faces, people all this but only today I've managed to put it together. It's going to have a book like shape. Pictures are from my sketchbook.
Joy Journal:"Renting my flat away!!! Finally I found tenants:)"