Behind the scenes. Finally, I bought myself the Monstera plant. I hesitated to do so because plants have a hard life with my frequent travelling work-mode. Besides, why would I pay this money to let myself suffer by seeing how the next plant doesn’t survive? So far, so good, the Monstera is still alive and one of the leaves is becoming a little star. I was making some illustration course and wanted to switch to freestyle drawing instead of doing assignments. I don’t know why this leaf caught my attention, but here we go, it turned into this little creature that I combined with a saying that haunted me in my childhood “The Baba Yaga will come and eat you” (“Przyjdzie Baba Jaga i cię zje.”).
If you have never heard of Baba Yaga, I recommend doing some little research on it. Originally, Baba Yaga comes from Slavic folklore and is presented as an old woman, looking rather scary. The first mention comes from 1755 (!) and lives as long as it could scare me in my childhood nightmares. Baba Yaga appears in hundreds of tales and one of the characteristics is that she lives in a hut which is standing on chicken legs. Isn’t that a crazy image? 😍