Author: Angela Zafiris

Hello! I'm a Artist/Writer/Photographer who lives in Athens, Greece. I have many creative ways from writing, photography, collage art, mixed-media art and poetry. I love sharing my work with people from all over the world through my blog.

Gaslighting the Masses

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgement. (source Wikipedia).

Just ‘reporting’ on a pattern I noticed in the media for a while now…

Beauty in the Minor Things

Καλο Μηνα! Happy new month!

I’m feeling a lot better. My arm has improved just in time because I have new creative ideas. You can’t stop me world!!

The world can be a very negative place and sometimes you can get caught up in it’s negativity. I think it’s crucial, for the sake of inner peace, to tune out some times and get closer to nature. And just notice even the small beautiful things that we normally don’t pay attention too.

When you are more peaceful inside you see a lot clearer and you do attract better things into your life. And you are much more equipped to handle anything that may come your way. 🙂

Νιώθω πολύ καλύτερα. Το χέρι μου έχει βελτιωθεί πάνω στην ώρα γιατί έχω νέες δημιουργικές ιδέες.:)

Ο κόσμος μπορεί να είναι ένα πολύ αρνητικό μέρος και μερικές φορές μπορείτε να εμπλακούμε στην αρνητικότητα. Νομίζω ότι είναι ζωτικής σημασίας, για χάρη της εσωτερικής γαλήνης, να συντονιστείτε και να έρθουμε πιο κοντά στη φύση. Και παρατηρήστε ακόμη και τα μικρά όμορφα πράγματα που συνήθως δεν προσέχουμε.

Όταν είσαι πιο ήρεμη εσωτερικα, βλέπεις πολύ πιο καθαρά και προσελκύεις καλύτερα πράγματα στη ζωή σου. Και είστε πολύ πιο εξοπλισμένοι για να χειριστείτε οτιδήποτε έρθει στη ζωη σου.

Gazanias/Γκαζανία

I love the sunny gazania flower, and I make sure to add it to my garden every year. It is native to South Africa and is named after the 15th century Greek-Italian scholar Theodorus of Gaza. It needs full sun and can handle drought conditions-perfect for Athenian summers and is very low maintenance.

Λατρεύω το ηλιόλουστο λουλούδι Γκαζανία, και φροντίζω να το προσθέτω στον κήπο μου κάθε χρόνο. Είναι εγγενές στη Νότια Αφρική και πήρε το όνομά του από τον Ελληνο-Ιταλό μελετητή του 15ου αιώνα Θεόδωρος της Γάζας. Χρειάζεται πλήρη ήλιο και μπορεί να χειριστεί τις συνθήκες ξηρασίας-ιδανικό για τα αθηναϊκά καλοκαίρια και δεν θελει πολύ συντήρηση.

No Restrictions/Χωρίς περιορισμούς

The lock down measures are slowly lifting in Greece and the rest of Europe. The cases are still high though so we are not out of the clear yet. People are understandably restless after a year of lock downs, but caution is still needed.

So in the time of loosening of restrictions I found the perfect time to fracture my right shoulder after a terrible fall. It’s been a week and I feel that I will have speedy recovery. As a result of my accident I wasn’t able to take the photographs that I would normally take this time of year. I will be publishing photographs that I have on file ready to be published.

In this terrible time of fear, negativity, sickness, and anger etc. etc. Ignore the naysayers and fearmongers and stay positive, take care of yourselves and believe in your recovery (whatever may be ailing you) and in the future. 🙂

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”-Dr Steve Maraboli

Thorns/Αγκάθια

“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us”. -Voltaire

«Η ζωή σπέρνεται πυκνά με αγκάθια και δεν ξέρω άλλη θεραπεία παρά να τα περάσω γρήγορα. Όσο περισσότερο επιμένουμε στις ατυχίες μας, τόσο μεγαλύτερη είναι η δύναμή τους να μας βλάψουν». -Voltaire

Lucas In The Pot/Ο Λουκας Με’στη Γλαστρα

“Why are you disturbing me?”.
“Don’t you dare water the pots now!”.
“I miss the good old days”.

Happy first of the month! ΚΑΛΟ ΜΗΝΑ!

It’s still a bit chilly in Athens and we are still under quarantine restrictions. It was a very long and crazy winter here.

Here are a few pictures of a stray cat named Lucas who likes to sleep in the clay pot outside.

Just pondering life..