Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Rediscovering Athens, experimenting, and taking more time to do things than I anticipated-

My dear friends, this blog has been very-Very quiet! I do hope to return with more posts, but for now I am posting regularly on Instagram   here:

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Nine Days in Athens- Day 9- Seeing, but not everything

 I drew from memory a Roma mother with three sons, that I saw in the metro earlier this afternoon. Yesterday, I came across another Roma family with a toddler having a tantrum next to a kiosk. She was wailing but it was pretty obvious that the tears were fury at her parents for not buying her some treat or other. As I walked on there was a woman glaring at the scene from inside a small car. On the car's door there was a sign : 'For the parents whose eyes see everything'.  (I am absolutely certain I was not that kind of parent)rt

Monday, March 2, 2015

Nine Days in Athens- Day 8- Three, quite different, women.

                                           In a coffee shop next to a hospital, one woman with a serious, blank face sat motionless. At the next table, a woman with a wooly scarf was talking very efficiently and articulately on her phone, possibly to a doctor. I couldn't hear exactly what she was saying but I knew she was taking care of things. All things. (I always longed to be that kind of woman)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Nine Days in Athens- Day 6- Divine intervention in the digital age-

'She' had gone out on a few sweet dates. She had thought things were getting serious,
but she accidentally (did Hermes interfere?) came across the boyfriend's (troll) blog,
 where he was 'bitching' about the dates! A series of nasty text messages followed, which she was reading out loud over Greek coffee. The  three girlfriends (chorus) gave her their full attention , only once in a while exclaiming in anger and disbelief, and sometimes enriching the story with tit bits of their own.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Nine days in Athens- Day 5- A place for art, and backgammon.

Sunny Wednesday- We pass by this small shop quite often. No matter what the weather, the owner is playing backgammon with some person or other. After I finished this little drawing I passed by again, and there was a long canvas with a reclining female nude on the sidewalk . The 'specials' of the day were displayed on the owner's parked car. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nine days in Athens- Day 4- In the kitchen

Tuesday evening- N. is washing up after dinner, and I get to draw. I need to remember to write clearly.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nine days in Athens- Ash Monday

Ash Monday- It was sufficiently windy to fly a kite
(if you were talented in flying kites, which we were not)
We watched, and took photos.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Nine Days in Athens- 2

Day 2- Sunday late afternoon. Athens is quiet, the sky is grey, and there is a constant trickling of rain.
N. & I sat at Starbucks, we had coffee and late lunch. I drew and thought about the future of my blog.
N. thought about politics.
We are all thinking about politics.