Orchid Promotion flyer

One has to follow a trend. With my new flyer I am doing just that.

The most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. In fact, Greek women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid tubers, she would give birth to a girl.

During the Victorian era, orchid symbolism shifted to luxury, and today this sense of magnificence and artful splendor continues, with orchids representing rare and delicate beauty. The 14th wedding anniversary flower, pink orchids convey pure affection, and the popular cattelya orchid represents mature charm.

Happy New Year 2019 to everyone.

Each year-end marks a new beginning. To keep your spirit and determination unshaken, always have the faith and the courage to achieve everything you desire.

Happy New Year 2019!

I have created these small animations so I can send them around. One version is English and one Czech.

Christmas Dinner flyer

Well Christmas Eve is fast approaching and I was thinking about a creation of a flyer for this occasion. I live in Britain, but I am originally from Czech Republic.

We have bit different traditions to British. I have done one flyer with traditional British and one with Czech.

During Christmas Eve 24th December we eat fried carp with potato salad. I was trying to search for images, but sadly there are not many.

In this part of the world people once used to fast at Christmas. Later they started to cook meatless dishes, such as sweet porridge with dried fruit or various cakes, and later fish became the most common fasting meal. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country and the most common and affordable breed of fish is carp. This soft-finned fresh-water fish inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and feeds chiefly on vegetable matter.

In the Czech Republic carp is bred in artificial ponds mainly in South Bohemia, and almost exclusively for the Christmas table. The price of Christmas carp has gone up since last year owing to a relatively cool summer, which meant that carp didn’t put on so much weight. The Czech Republic also exported a considerable amount to Germany where in some regions the tradition also exists. The most desirable weight of a carp is 2.5 to 3 kilos, and a family of four will usually buy two fish. Traditionally, the carp is sold in barrels on the street.

What you just heard was the sound of a carp thrashing about while being weighed on scales and then being killed with a club. Men in rubber aprons – these ones were standing around the corner from the radio building – fish out the carp with a net and then weigh it and kill it for you if you wish. It’s done very quickly and the carp’s head is immediately cut of. It can be later used for cooking the soup together with some of the entrails including soft and hard roe.

Some people, however, buy the fish live and keep it in their bathtub until Christmas Eve, and then kill, scale and gut it themselves. Some families, especially with little children, will buy a live carp, keep it in the bathtub for a few days, and then go to a river or a pond in the morning on December 24 and release it back into the wild. Then they cook and eat a second carp – which someone else had killed for them. But experts say it is not the best idea to release the carp into rivers and streams, since the carp almost always dies soon afterwards.

After Christmas many Czechs keep one or two scales of the Christmas carp in their wallets, because they believe it will bring them good luck and lots of money in the new year.

Christmas Card from Prague

I was born in Prague, but was some reason I live in London. I wanted to create a Christmas card which would show my beloved city.

There are places I must go and every time I am back in Prague. And this view is one of those.

I hope this year I will see the snow.

Santa Christmas Part Poster

Christmas is a time of fun, family and gifts for many. For other people it is a time of loneliness or December stress. However,   why do we actually celebrate Christmas?

I personally have bit of resistance against Christmas. 1st I used to work in retail and there is a Christmas mainly for achieving the highest number of sales from the whole year.

2nd I am only child of my mother, my father was divorced so he had a children from previous marriage, but they are much older than me. I am actually not really single child neither I have siblings.

Anyways my dad died in 1997 and that gap of family of 3 was never really filled. I still see it as it is bit too empty. Maybe this year I  will try bit harder to overcome the resistance.

I have create Christmas posters to bring some joy.

Music Therapy Poster

In this post I am showing my ideas of music poster designs. Promoted activity is meant for clients of residential homes overcoming mental illnesses or dealing with problems in their lives.

Listening to music and/or having sing-alongs with seniors can trigger thoughts and memories that can help them heal. Often, seniors who struggle with dementia or other cognitive disorders have a very difficult time trying to find the words they want to use, or they may know the words but can’t remember how to use it in context. Music has a way of helping seniors in this category by triggering memories or recalling how certain words are used in context. They may hear a certain song and want to dance, even! Naturally, physical movement is important for overall health, so let them dance the night away!

Overall, music can play a vital role in helping seniors cope with loss and other stressors. Memory loss can be the most frustrating parts of facing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, but music allows seniors to recognize a song and remember just where they were when they first heard it. Or, they may hear a song and instantly be drawn back to a certain event, such as their wedding or the birth of a child, etc.

Music therapy can help people with a range of emotional disorders and mental illness and can impact fundamentally on the way people live their lives.