Ok this is one of the times that i’m probably going to sound too emotional.
What? For a sketch book that it’s blank pages end? That’s crazy! You must be thinking.
Well yes! However, before you think that i’m going crazy i will explain my self.
You have to know that this is a sketch book that i carry with me for over 6 years now. A 190 page book that i slowly filled up with memories and feelings that were written or drawn with all my heart into its every page. It has been more or less my visual diary for the past few years as this was it’s original purpose.
Sometimes i neglected it, many times i tried not to, but summing the time up, this sketch book had a few good months of absence from my life. Months that had a lack of creativity and inspiration which have also came to an end as these pages where slowly filled. Months that unfortunately everyday life took over the urge to create. Those where times that i now understand that i might have not been my self, not being creative as i wanted to be. Not everything is always bright you see.
This is not a simple and a regular sketch book as the others i own. Instead it consists of experiences, difficulties, happiness or sadness of a lifetime and by going through it’s pages i can re-live situations and remember things that i would probably could not have remembered if they were not in there. Either good or bad they are all in there.
So, today i celebrate the end of those blank pages and this one piece publication of my work and life that i will cherish for years to come. I celebrate the end of a sketch book that took me so many years to finish and to the relief of expression that brought to me in times i needed it. And of course the start of a new one with hopefully much more creativity, more exploration, many projects and inspiration to come.
I wish we could have more days to see Mexico. We only went to Cozumel port and did not even spent the night, since the cruise was heading up to another port next morning.
Cozumel was a cozy place, almost felt like home for me. You can find lots of small souvenir shops in which i hardly could resist not buying something from. Everything is full of rich and bold colors and of course they have the best strawberry margarita i have ever tasted. Plus they were giving away free Tequila shots outside shops. By the time we left Cozumel half the ship must have been totally drunk.
I recently had the chance to be in United States for vacation. This was quite exciting and maybe once in a lifetime experience since it’s a long journey from home (about 15 hours on a plane and therefore pretty expensive)
So we had a few days in Miami which was great, i loved the “Art Deco” (one of my favorite art style and era) themed street of Miami south beach with all of the buildings following the structures and mood of that era and totally retro cars parked outside.
But i was also exited with Wynwood arts district area in Miami, which has many galleries and museums and hundreds of street art and graffiti from many artists around the world. In every corner you can find beautiful and remarkable art, covering buildings to the very last inch, even on the sidewalks. Bad thing we went there on a Sunday and we could only enjoy the street art since all art galleries and shops where closed, still worth it. There are no words to describe the feeling on being surrounded by building sized paintings.
If you have been there or planning on going I would like to hear your comments as well 🙂
Over Christmas we had the time to visit “Fterikoudi” village, for a family dinner, which is located in Nicosia district, Cyprus. It’s a long ride from home but when you get there you can see it’s worth the trouble. In a walk through the mountain you can find small treasures, abandoned or forgotten items and enjoy nature most of all.
I don’t know what i would do with my findings yet, but i am sure they will find their place somewhere in my house.