Sketches #sharewithblue

the dreamer sketch

Hello there! Here I am again. This time in no pain (found the perfect painkillers) and much more relaxed since I managed to sleep for 2 days in a row. Yesterday I woke up really early ‘cause I didn’t want to lose a minute from the beautiful sunny day. I was full of energy and I ran erands all morning. You can’t imagine the satisfaction I felt after so many days of staying in the home feeling this dreadful pain. You know, when you are in pain for a lot of days you tend to believe that this state is going to last for the rest of your life. Or at least I was thinking this way. Has this ever happened to you?

Anyway. After reaching home I was still full of energy and I was feeling so creative since I had no time to spend with my nikon while I was outside. So I did something I wanted for so long. I grabed my sketchbook and my pensils and started drawing. At first I did a lot of random stuff but then I got focused and I finished the sketch you see on the image. I know I have a lot of way to go to be at least good at this. Back in the day (when I was still on school) I used to draw all the time. I love it so much! When I came in Athens although somehow I didn’t had the time needed, so no matter the urge I was feeling I stopped drawing. Few weeks ago I bought this sketch book and I am so ready to fill it with drawings of mine as I get better (practise practise and practise!!!)

If you know any good online lessons about design or illustration please let me know, it will help me a lot!!

I want to thank each of you for your likes when I posted the image on instagram. Your likes weren’t hundreds or thousands but definitely made me smile all day!!!

So to thank you I thought that it would be cool, if some of you draw too, share your art with me (by letting the link to your drawings below or on Instagram or twitter using #sharewithblue and taging me) and I will make a post here with all your art! Can’t wait to be inspired!!

Until later!xx Blue

Photography, Thinking

Lately in my mind.

Shot yesterday with iPhone 4S

Long time no see, I know. My days lately are a complete mess. While I’m writing this, it’s 3 o’clock (am in case you are wondering), I’m lying on my bed watching my better half sleeping (he’s so perfect!) listening to music (the skints, brit band I can’t stop listening to!!) and unable to sleep due to horrible pain that no painkiller kills (irony, I know!) Last Monday I had one of my wisdom teeth removed in the shake of a beautiful smille. Big regrets!! A week after the pain is driving me crazy. You see I’m such a lucky dude that most of the time every single f***ing time what could go wrong, it will!! Like when I ordered my first Tod’s online and the parcel just got lost somewhere, now there have also been some complications with the mini-operation. So I’m completely transformed into a night owl zombie. Can’t sleep at night because the pain feels unbearable once sun sets and I’m sleepy allllllll day.

Camomile tea is my best friend at the moment and my thoughts my worst enemy. You see, now that I stay up all night my brain is just over working. I have reviewed each decision I made during the last year. Questions like why it is so difficult to sit down and study to graduate eventually, or why haven’t I finished unpacking my stuff yet since it’s been a full month from moving in with him (trust me it’s not because of second thoughts!!!) are trying to find their answers in what scientists would describe as (my) brain.

The conclusion I have ended in is that all comes from the only part of my life is so hard to fix. My personal life is better than ever, I mean I have found someone to share my days with who makes me want to be the better version of myself. I have great friends, an amazing family who supports me (big time!!), I know what I want to do in my life and what I don’t. But, and here is the situation I can’t deal with, I am more than a year unemployed. That means zero income and me being a burden to my parents and sometimes to him. For that I hate myself. In my 23 I am unable to find a job. That is mostly because the unemployment rate in Greece for young people is over 60%, but also because the pay is terrible and I value my time more. Now most of you may think that okay girl you could compromise if you don’t want to depend on your parents to pay your rent, bills and super market. I have thought of it a lot! But in Greece thanks to austerity (it’s irony of course) the average wage barely overcomes 400 euros when you are under 25 (it is 500 for those over 25) and I’m talking about more than 8 hours of work. And this is for the «lucky» ones, because you can only try to find half-time jobs (4 to 6 hours) for half money of course. And even if you made it to find a job, they treat you like you are disposable because you know what, there are a few hundred thousand out there ready to compromise better that you!

Is this the work life you are dreaming for yourself? Because it definitely is not what am I dreaming and what I want for mine. I never wanted money, expensive lifestyle, riches and all those things for my life. My biggest dream is to travel around the world carrying a backpack and my camera! (Am I dreaming too much? Maybe!)

Anyway, maybe it’s time to unpack those boxes!

Is my mind a chaos? Is there hope? What do you think?

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the dreamer blog 2

Hello! Yesterday I told you on twitter that today I was going to shoot a self portrait project , just to give you the chance to get to know me better! Although I said that and did that I am not quite satisfied with the results, so I have to shoot again in the week. In the meantime I thought I couldn’t leave the blog so many days without a post. So here is an image of the Sunday’s sunset. It was simply magical. Just like a painting, don’t you think?

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Some thoughts about last week.


Hello! Sorry about the radio silence last week, but I am really shocked of the events in Paris. I actually can’t believe that hate and racism have gone things so far. It’s unbelievable what atrocities can be done in the name of some god. Religions suppose to connect people, teach people how to love no matter the color, the nationality or the religion of the other. They suppose to teach peace. Instead, many many times in our human history we have faced wars in the name of god. But as Karl Marx said “Religion is the opium of the people”. So in the name of god or in the name of saving the world, I’m afraid, we are going to experience a lot of terrible things. I wonder, can we change that? 

Image and editing by me.


Then and now

The dreamer blog NEW YEAR

Oh my.. Is it 2015 already? Time flies! I’m not sure if I was ready for 2014 to end. I certainly had to wanted to do more things. One of them is (because it remains one of my main goals) to grow my blog more and spend more time creating quality content for you!  That also means I want to improve my photography skills! You know I have so many ideas, although most of them require the guts I’m not sure I have.

Despite the blog that I wanted to do more, I have to admit that this past year was a full one. Full of happiness, sadness, smiles, anger and beloved people. I learnt myself a lot better, I understood what I want and what I don’t. I now know how to deal with people who try to ruin what I have built (yes, unfortunately this happened to me) and I know who are my true friends!

But the great lesson 2014 gave mλe and I want to share with you is that even when things are not the way you expect them, you can always make the most out of it. You see, you can learn more about yourself or you understand who is really there standing for you, but there is always a positive thing to take!

So to end my 2014 review, I really want to thank each and every one who even for a second visited my blog, scrolled down and read even one post, took some time to comment on my blog… I can never explain how greatfull I am! I know that the choices of blogs to visit are countless and still you came over mine! You make me really happy!!

Now let’s move on to the new year and my resolutions! Yeay!This year I plan to focus more on photography and on the blog. I want to become the best I can! And I will try hard, I promise you this! I already enrolled at an online course! So, in 2015 I want to be more brave, overcome myself, learn the more I can and be the best person I can  (in one year time).

And of course I hope all of us in the new year to dare, to love, to laugh, to dream, to try, to do, to care, to claim what each deserves! And don’t forget to hate and cry the less you can!

Happy new year everyone!!

P.S Stay tuned this week, I will talk to you about some projects I have been planning! #newdreams

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