We wanted to create an unusual diary, using such a style of painting as Vanitas.

Vanitas is a category of symbolic works of art (associated with the still life paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries).

Skull – a reminder of the inevitability of death. Just as the portrait is merely a reflection of once living man and the skull is the only form of once living head. He is most clearly symbolizes the frailty of human life.

Birds, butterflies and other winged creatures are old medieval symbol of the human soul. Caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly together represent the life cycle stages and earthly life, death and resurrection.

Cobweb is human frailty.

Dead tree limb embodies human life and is adjacent to the young leaves, symbolizing rebirth.

And so it was not boring, we have added an unexpected character – cute fluffy raccoon.

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