“You can’t take yourself too seriously – it’ll lead to misery”: The whimsy and wonder of Martyna Makes

Deliberately avoiding a pinpoint definition of her practice, Martyna tells us how she tries her best to not be restrictive in the development of any style or concept. “This is something that took a lot of unlearning to achieve and I know I still struggle with it from time to time,” she tells us. “Your style and what you create should come naturally, and this will evolve with time.” Currently voicing a charming interest in the everyday, Martyna “turns the mundane, sometimes miserable every day into visual bold amusements and comforts,” adding, “if that doesn’t sound too pretentious.” 
Now fully freelance, Martyna’s got a busy schedule, currently working with kids clothes brand Be Diddy on a new toy. “I am really excited about taking my work to a new level (literally as it’ll be 3D!),” she tells us. “I’m also very excited and grateful to be focusing on my own projects,” Martyna concludes, “as well as working with some badass people and companies.”
These tendencies have recently manifested in a new range of cards Martyna is making, showcasing her intrigue in shared thoughts. “I find the idea of sharing words and sentiments with the people around you really heartwarming,” she notes, responding to the over-abundance of cards for specific occasions with a set “that could be used with no particular occasion in mind,” apt for any mood or moment. “Just because you might feel like giving someone a positive affirmation,” Martyna suggests, “or just a piece of paper to write down your private jokes into.”

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