IDEAS

The Body and the Beast

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    Only recently, I convinced myself to join the swimming pool in order to have some exercise. I will dare to share with you my experience of this first visit, which was indeed – in art-making terms- inspirational! I admit that I am not an athletic type of person and I never was a member of an athletic team.…

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IDEAS

Mind your… free space !

gameofpaint.com leave usefull free space

  It is not the shapes in a painting that keep your eyes’s attention, actually is the empty space around them. The importance of space around everything that forms my life is the one thing that kept my mind busy. Recently I discovered a so-called modern technique in painting with watercolours (see link here). In this technique each shape is…

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IDEAS, Uncategorized

A life – year – a mental experiment

one life year experiment

I am the most ordinary person on the planet. Sometimes ordinary people have liberating ideas that usually do not put them into action, but keep them in their tidy minds to have a joyful company. From a little girl, I had a huge interest in space, planets, stories about aliens, lost civilizations and astronomy for the masses.     When…

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IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Art for a Good Purpose

    I met Maria Karakostanoglou about a year ago in 2017. Before that, I have never heard of what she was doing as a profession in my life, but some words on her “about note” really got my attention: “Kinesiology since I discovered it, has totally changed my life“! I am so attracted to things that are heard of…

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IDEAS

If loss had a colour

abstract painting, loss, change and acceptance

        If Loss had a color it would be beige in the hue of the skin of the Indo-European breed that I am familiar with. It is the hands spreading to reach the other person ‘s hands and reaching nothing but your own skin. It is an empty hug, an old memorized note, and an aged photograph.…

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BOOKS I LOVED, IDEAS

Diamonds are forever BUT I am not…

geology and painting and diamonds

“The minerals diamond and graphite have the same chemical composition. They are both crystallized forms of Carbon. But they have totally different physical capacities:Diamond is the hardest mineral, transparent, with an extremely strong glow. On the other hand, graphite is one of the softest minerals, it is black, dies easily (common pencils) and has the minimum of glow.These extreme contrasts…

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PAINTINGS

Dare Imperfectionism

dare imperfectionism blog post about painting

All my life I had been wishing that I was brave. But I do not have any big announcements to put on this list with the bold achievements. I wish I had travelled to unknown destinations with only a backpack with me. I wish I have done hitchhiking, bungee jumping, sleep in a tent in the woods and talked to…

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PAINTINGS

One inspirational fear

pikrodafni painting

  My childhood’s summers were spent on a Greek island, called Zakynthos. In this house’s yard, there were many plants and trees, since my father’s love for vegetation had led him to plant the trees before even building a house. Along the fence, there were some oleanders with pink and white flowers. Me at the age of about 6-7 I…

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BOOKS I LOVED, PAINTINGS, POEMS

Children, Wisdom and a poem I never forgot

    Early every morning, that I drive my car to my job, I use the same driving routine. Following exactly the same streets and make the turns and stops like a pre-made map.Each morning, same time, the same route, sometimes five minutes later, others earlier, but almost every day I get to meet the same people. I drive, they…

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IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Love , Freedom and Palm trees!

PALM TREES PAINTING

It ‘s been about a year or so that I want to paint the palm trees as seen from underneath. Specifically in the mid of the day, when the sunlight is on the fullest shining curve and when you stare the sun between the palm leaves … you see so bright sky and the palm trees seem black because of…

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