Anyone up for some original content? It’s been a while… but I’ve been having some more fun with Photoshop lately, and I have a new prooooject! Much as I loved doing The Suburbs Project a couple of years ago, I like that this one isn’t constrained by numbers or anything. I just get to play around!
I’ve been heavily influenced by Arina Pozdnyak's enchanting work - essentially I saw her Perpetual Calendar pieces and was like “THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN, I WANNA TRY.” For such a young artist she has a really beautiful, clean, strong aesthetic that still manages to retain a lot of whimsy. Ah whimsy, you get me every time.
Anyway this one’s called the Fernweh Postal Service. Fernweh is a lovely little word that sort of means wanderlust, except it’s closely linked to the idea of homesickness (“Heimweh”) - so it’s literally “distance ache,” which is the best possible term I’ve found to describe how I feel when I’m missing travelling. So forgive the Denglisch, but I considered wanderlust and then realised that was a German word anyway so I may as well go all in.