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Laura Sayers
Glasgow, UK
Driving Home for Christmas

Tell us a little about your piece?

When I think of Christmas the thing that stands out to me is the sense of anticipation. Counting down the days of advent, waiting for a day of joy and laughter, and a big part of this is the journey home. I live up in Scotland while the rest of my family live in England, and travelling home, be it by train or car, has become quite a medatative time  for me at the end of a very busy run up to the Christmas holidays.

What was the most challenging part of the brief?

Just figuring out what exactly to make! There are so many aspects and traditions surrounding Christmas that are important to me, and it’s a time of the year that I really cherish. The idea of focussing on the anticipation of the season came to me quite late but I felt like it sums up what the expectancy of advent and the celebration of the birth of Christ mean to me as a Christian.

What part of the collaboration did you enjoy the most?

I loved seeing other people’s designs coming into our Facebook group. I’m always amazed at what the other paper artists come up with and this year was no exception! It’s so interesting to see how each one uses the same materials in such a unique way.

How did you enjoy working with the paper sent?

The papers were so lovely and smooth! The red is the perfect shade too and I’ve used it in a few other projects since. The gold is probably my favourite as it’s quite a subtle metallic unlike some of the other papers I’ve come across. 

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