POSTCARDS FROM MARS
Postcards from Mars project started when Monika Kozub went to Lisbon in 2016 as a PhD student in the Arts. Surrounded by people from so many different countries, she learned words that were unique and untranslatable yet were wonderful for describing different aspects of life. Monika decided to illustrate them on postcards with watercolors. There are 10 unique illustrations included in a set.
Examples of some of the illustrated words featured in the set:
Cwtch (Welsh) – a cuddle or a hug that has a magical quality of transporting someone back to the safety of their childhood.
Abiocco (Italian) – feeling sleepy after eating a big meal.
Uitwaaien (Dutch) – to take a break to clear one’s head, lit. “to walk in the wind”.
Mbuki-mvuki (Bantu) – to shed one’s clothing spontaneously and dance naked with joy.