Earthly Treasures/Γη των θησαυρών

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Minimal handmade collage by Angela Zafiris

I didn’t start with a theme when I started playing with random pictures. I had the hand and the silver jug on paper first and the images fueled my imagination and it gave me this result. I think the artwork could be about the environment. It seems very ecological. I started working on this in April and April 22 was earth day, so why not?

Δεν ξεκίνησα με ένα θέμα όταν άρχισα να παίζω με τυχαίες εικόνες. Είχα πρώτα το χέρι και την ασημένια κανάτα σε χαρτί και οι εικόνες τροφοδότησαν τη φαντασία μου και μου έδωσε αυτό το αποτέλεσμα. Νομίζω ότι το έργο τέχνης θα μπορούσε να αφορά το περιβάλλον. Φαίνεται πολύ οικολογικό. Άρχισα να εργάζομαι σε αυτό τον Απρίλιο και στις 22 Απριλίου ήταν ημέρα της γης, ε λοιπόν γιατί όχι;

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Sunflower/Ηλίανθος

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Beautiful sunflowers planted from seed in my garden. It’s best to grow them from seed than to buy them from a flower shop, as they will last longer in your garden.

Όμορφα ηλιοτρόπια φυτευμένα από σπόρους στον κήπο μου. Είναι καλύτερο να τα καλλιεργείτε από σπόρους από το να τα αγοράζετε από ανθοπωλείο, καθώς θα διαρκούν περισσότερο στον κήπο σας.

Flower Market/Εκθεση Λουλουδιων

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I bought some very inexpensive flowers from this little flower market in the Northern Suburbs of Athens. There was music, dancing and flowers.  Looks like we are prepping for summer!

Αγόρασα μερικά πολύ φθηνά λουλούδια από αυτή την μικρή αγορά λουλουδιών στα βόρεια προάστια της Αθήνας. Υπήρχε μουσική, χορός και λουλούδια. Φαίνεται ότι είμαστε έτοιμοι για το καλοκαίρι!

Creativity & Courage

Day Quote Challenge Day 3

I was nominated by Manuela to participate in the 3 day quote challenge.

Thank you to https://inaloveworld.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this challenge.

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“Creativity Takes Courage”-Henri Matisse

One of my favourite quotes because it is one thing to have an idea or image in your head and another to actually go about bringing it to form. There is a lot of doubt and uncertainty. You will make mistakes.  The result won’t be like you expected, but it is worth a try.

My nominees are: https://sandsoftime10blog.wordpress.com/

https://itrainsinmyheart.wordpress.com/

https://instaology.com/

 

A Hard Battle/Μια Σκληρη Μαχη

                        Day Quote Challenge Day 2

I was nominated by Manuela to participate in the 3 day quote challenge.

Thank you to https://inaloveworld.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this challenge.

 

 

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“Be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle”. -Plato

My long time favourite quote. People go through so much in their lives and a nice gesture or compliment can make a big difference in a persons’ life.

My nominees are: https://karafc.com/

https://emotionspassion.wordpress.com/ 

https://thebouquetblog.com/

With love, Angela

Dark Vs Light

 Day Quote Challenge Day 1

I was nominated by Manuela to participate in the 3 day quote challenge.

Thank you to https://inaloveworld.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this challenge.

Rules:

1.) Thank the person who nominated you.

2.) Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3.) Share why this quote appeals so much to you.

4.) Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

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This is one of my favourite quotes. It really caught my attention. I love it because it is so positive, hopeful and truthful. The darkness should never win;  it fears the light. There is so much light in the world even if we can’t see it.

My nominees are: http://bebloggerofficial.com/

https://swetaojha.wordpress.com/

 https://spacedevotee.wordpress.com/

With love, Angela

 

May Day!/Πρωτoμαγια!

‘Happy first day of the month!’ or ‘Kalo Mina!’ as we say here in Greece.

On this day in Greece, we like to make wreaths. It’s a national holiday and no one works. In northern Europe people dance around poles and they wear wreaths of flowers on their heads.

I got my plants and I am ready to do so some gardening. I not only a cat lady, but a plant lady too 😉

 

 

Escape From Earth/Αποδραστε απο τη Γη

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Lets escape this world

Leave the corrupt behind

Our holy bones

Do not rest

  The air makes us breathless

                                                    The water poisons and brings us thirst

                                                         The endless warnings of doom

                                                                         and gloom

 *2 and 1/2 minutes

on the clock

                                                                       till midnight

                                                                 That’s what they say

                                                        But, not if we are a world away.

* References the doomsday clock. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock

The poem is inspired by all of the talk of ‘doomsday’ in April (again).