PHOTO | Conversation with Monika Stojanovska, an artist who creates tenderness with her own hands
The unpretentious positive melancholy with which Monica captivates in her expression, is the reason why in these autumn days, I suggest you read it, understand it, embrace it. Because her pieces of art heat up.
Monika Stojanovska is a philologist by profession, a free poet, creator of small and big dreams on the Instagram profile under the name Moki, her private yet open world.
She breathes calm and serenity on her Instagram profile, like mixing golden-yellow tea in a cup with engraved green leaves, or like smelling a forgotten quince at the top of a closet.
"Awakening the emotion in people is my biggest confirmation that I am doing something right."
You write and make mini stickers, greeting cards, notebooks, hair clips… All these outbursts of art are like a common mosaic of what Monica is. Well, who is Monica, in fact, through this creative story, the story of Moki?
- Moki is my refuge. Commitment to creativity and aesthetics have always been a really big chunk of the puzzle I make, as you say. My devotion to art has always taken different forms over the years. Moki is a very important form. Through Moki, I can be carefree on my own and transfer all the canned warmth and tenderness I have for life.
To be an artist and a dreamer in these times, I would say deck is really difficult. What does he think of first?those when will face myself and with all the things he createsthose?
- It is easy to dream, but sometimes it seems impossible. Often, even when a person dreams in difficult times, he feels guilty. However, the moment I see that such a small thing that I have created, and that was not there until then, suddenly made someone feel good, or in general - someone to feel something, I say to myself that giving up the impulse and the dream are still paid off. Awakening emotion in other people is my biggest confirmation that I am doing something right.
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In your range of creations you have something for everyone, and all those small and large samples have a message that instills a sense of security, of comfort. How do these things communicate with your audience?
- Reliability, comfort and acceptance are the key messages I want to convey. Whether in the form of a word or a drawing on paper or a cute embroidery on a piece of material, embroidered with the help of my friend Tatiana. When people receive a card with my drawing and message, I want them to feel valued and accepted, with all their weaknesses and flaws. Above all, I want them to feel like they are not alone and to allow themselves, at least briefly, to feel like a child again.
Apart from being a translator, you also write. Your language is a natural "game". What is your most common motive and theme when writing? Which things lead you, which stop you?
- I have been writing for years and I enjoy it. Writing has always made me feel vulnerable. Sometimes that condition scares me, but also calms me down, because I realize that when I turn into a word, I am unequivocal. My poetry has been published here and there, but now it has matured enough for me to start preparing my first collection, which I hope will be completed soon.
This fall will…
- Ќ I will do as much as I can and I will try not to succumb to the pressure to be "productive" at any cost. I will be with the people who matter to me, I will be with myself and I will try to relax and enjoy as much as I can in both companies.
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