In this blog post, I want to share with you a more personal piece of the story about my brand. However, I think that you will find answers to many questions in it, e.g. where the idea for my brand came from, and why I decided on this particular direction of artistic development.
Let’s start with the flowers, which fascinated me already in the early years of my life. I remember when I cooked soups from dandelions for my mother while playing in the sandbox. And the smell of dandelions will always remind me of warm summer and her.
On the other hand, my grandmother is associated with pansies. I clearly remember my delight at the number of color combinations her garden had to offer. When I was on holiday at her place, I liked to visit there and always wished I could pick these flowers and take them home with me.
If I had to choose my flower, it would definitely be one of the wildflowers. The meadow was a place where I liked to play as a child, and then where I liked to escape to as a teenager.
When I was in college, there was often a bouquet of flowers picked on a walk and placed in a vase on my desk. Sometimes there were also various weeds. Maybe I would decide on cornflowers – for me, certainly one of the most beautiful flowers that grew in meadows and fields.
Although, poppies have always fascinated me with their delicacy. There are also herbs such as yarrow with tiny heads of beautiful white petals. Ah! It would be really hard to decide on just one!
The next time you are in a blooming meadow, see how many beautiful patterns can be created by seemingly ordinary and underestimated meadow flowers, weeds, and herbs. I have painted many of them, and I hope to paint many more floral illustrations and patterns in the future.
So that you can get to know me better and thus better understand what I create, I will tell you something else. When I was a child, I realized that I perceive the world much more intensely than most people.
I am very sensitive to various external stimuli, especially noise. And although I am not considered a quiet and calm person, there are always so many thoughts in my head that intense external stimuli are often too much for me.
People like this are often said to be oversensitive because some of us cannot imagine that these additional stimuli could be so exhausting for someone. They think that we definitely feel the world the way they do and try to get attention, but that’s not the case at all.
Although my sensitivity is the reason why I am often not well understood by others, it is also my valuable resource. I think this is why I am able to admire seemingly ordinary things, but also create with passion and commitment, feeling great joy at the same time.
I have already told you that I am very fascinated by flowers, and blooming meadows were often my place of escape when I was a child. When I was older, the forest became my favorite place where I could take a break.
I was lucky that I lived close enough to the forest that I could go for a walk there even several times a week to calm my head, calm down and breathe.
With all this in mind, it is quite obvious why the object of my fascination and the main theme of my painting works, and later also pattern designs, were flowers and forest plants.
Spending a lot of time in the forest, I started drawing and painting what I saw, photographing it and writing about it. Sometimes I think that my works were a way for me to communicate with people in the way I knew how.
The connection with nature is important to me to this day. Simplicity and natural aesthetics are also closest to my heart – both in my artistic projects and in my work as a designer and interior architect.
I can’t imagine running my brand without considering sustainability as a priority rather than an addition to my projects. I care about this and always will.
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