Art

Shoot For The Moon/Πυροβολείτε το Φεγγάρι

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Shoot for the moon = to ask for the best or most you could hope for.
Τραβήξτε (Πυροβολείτε) για το φεγγάρι = να ζητήσετε το καλύτερο ή το μεγαλύτερο που θα μπορούσατε να ελπίζετε.
‘It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.’ Aristotle
«Κατά τις πιο σκοτεινές στιγμές μας πρέπει να επικεντρωθούμε να βλέπουμε το φως». Αριστοτέλης
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Envisioning Success/Οραματίζοντας την Επιτυχία

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‘Success’ handmade collage by Angela Zafiris

My collage is inspired by the meaning of success and especially what it means to people in most countries in our modern society.

I think that it looks like an unintentional vision board 😉

In the past I made myself a vision board-why not? It’s fun, I have my magazines, and you can be as creative as you want to be with your vision board. Although I am not a huge believer in ‘manifesting'( as the new age gurus like to call it) because I think that life is more complicated than that. As the old proverb says ‘man makes plans and God laughs’. Yup very true!

Are we the masters of our fate? Or are we slaves of our fate? Perhaps a bit of both? Who can know for sure?

But, I think about the future and how it would be an interesting thing to look at when one gets old. Imagine when your are in your nineties (God willing and if the apocalypse doesn’t come!) and you are rummaging through your stuff and you come across your vision board. You become overwhelmed by emotions looking at all the positive images that tell the story of  all the things that you envisioned for yourself.  All the dreams that may or may not have come true. Sad, bitter, happy you decide.

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;

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

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).

Smothering/Πνιγμενος απο Αγαπη

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Don’t smother your lover this Valentine’s day!

Μην πνίγετε τον/την σύντροφο/ισσα σας την ημέρα του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου!

Do couples still celebrate Valentine’s day or are they too busy fighting??

Τα ζευγάρια γιορτάζουν ακόμα την ημέρα του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου ή απλά περνάμε την

ημέρα τσακώνοντας;