When paper entered the picture Joanna tries to draw as much as possible and has always had a great love for paper. The choice of paper is extremely important when she illustrates, it can, for example, not be too thin, too translucent, or too white. Recently, at a fair in Berlin, Joanna also discovered that she likes to experiment with paper.
– I exhibited my illustrations at the Berlin Graphic Days, where we spent eleven hours smiling at potential customers. Eventually, I got a bit bored and started to cut tiny animals out of paper, which I placed around my table. A lady passed by and became fascinated by my work and wanted to buy a really tiny sheep for two euros, says Joanna.
Now, Joanna wants to focus more on working with paper in different ways, and she longs to make a children’s book. Her hope is to get support from the Ministry of Culture in Warsaw, which each year donates money to artists for different projects.
– Imagine being able to work a full year with something that has a deeper meaning. My dream is to write and illustrate a children’s book with focus on faith, in a non-religious kind of way. Children need guidance in life, where faith in oneself is incredibly important and something that I’d like to illustrate, says Joanna.