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Born from the idea that even in the toughest of situations, there’s something to be grateful for, 100 Days of Gratitude features 100 portraits of creators and the little things that get them through hard times. These include Brogan Cox and her ritualistic coffee drinking, Andrew Diprose’s relaxing bike rides, and Charlotte Glebocki’s beloved whippet.
Having started the project on 12 June, Justyna drew one submitted gratitude a day and shared her creations on her
Illustrator Charlotte Glebocki is grateful for her whippet
Curator Manijeh Verghese is thankful for the green spaces
“I wanted this project to put a smile on people’s faces, to ease their sorrows and create moments of grateful reflection,” says Justyna. “We’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the pandemic, and I wanted to support creatives who—like everyone else—have been under pressure and subjected to prolonged periods of uncertainty.”
She adds: “With lockdown easing, it felt like the right time to amplify feelings of hope and positivity now that the worst seems to be behind us.”
The exhibition, which runs from 18-26 September as part of the London Design Festival, will also feature limited edition prints of Justyna’s portraits. And if you’re unable to attend in person, you can also pick up a portrait from Justyna’s online shop (to be launched soon). Retailing at £100, each sale includes a 10% charity donation which will go towards Endometriosis UK – the UK’s leading charity supporting those impacted by endometriosis, including Justyna, who first underwent surgery for the condition while putting 100 Days of Gratitude together.
If you’re in the area, there’s even a private viewing that will take place on 22 September between 6-9pm – book tickets via
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