Tunisian doors are something very special. Here is just a few of them.
Walking the streets of Riga
Continuing to develop the films I had with me during my one month trip to Nepal.
I have spent one month in Nepal – mid December 2016 to mid January 2017. Part of my trip I spent in Lumbini for a 10-day vipassana meditation course. One day I will write about it, otherwise just ask me when we meet – I am happy to share my experience.
These days I mostly sketch during my travels and take occasional photos with my ipad. This time around I took my film camera, good old Canon AE-1P.
Here are some photos from one day in Kathmandu.
Finding Creative Flow course is about to start in Greece – we are starting the creative journey this Sunday, June 11.
This summer I am moving around a lot. After the sustainability meeting in Potsdam, I will be heading a bit more north, to Latvia. In case you are nearby and would like to have a taste of the Finding Creative Flow course, you’re more than welcome to join me there from July 1 to July 23.
This time around I am hosting the course in our family house in Latvia. It is located in Kadaga, which is about 24 km away from Riga, not far away from the road to Tallinn. It’s a 3-bedroom house, with spacious living room and a nice outside patio looking at the forest.
July in Latvia is probably the best time of the year. Of course, it is located on the Baltic sea, so the weather can always bring some surprises, but usually it is sunny and warm. Perfect weather to go on bike rides around the nearby villages, go for hikes in the nearby forest, collecting berries and mushrooms. Our patio is the best place to have a BBQ and watch the beautiful sunset. We can listen to different music from my huge collection and play some instruments as well – there is a piano and an acoustic guitar.
Kadaga is about 24 km away from Riga, not far away from the road to Tallinn. There is a lake with the sand beach nearby, and places for volleyball. There is also a tennis court and a swimming pool with sauna in Adazi (2 km away). It is about 15 minutes away from the sea (by car) – Saulkrasti, where Jazz Festival takes place. There is a farm nearby where we can get fresh milk and other products locally produced.
I am open both to individual inquiries and small groups up to 3-4 curious minds to join me in Latvia.
We will do sketching and writing. You don’t have to be able to draw to join this workshop, but you must be willing to draw anyway. We will do mindfulness exercises. We will go on long walks in the surrounding area. We will sit silently in nature. We will observe sunrises or sunsets. We will actively explore the space around us, paying attention to small details, overall patterns and color change.
We will listen to the space around us and inside us and put it into words and images. We will be alone and we will be together.
We will actively explore the Latvian countryside, sketching at the local food market, or visiting the fisherman’s villages, walking in the sand dunes and pine forest, visiting medieval castles, tasting the locally crafted beers and cheese.
The course fee: up to 5 days – 1800 dkk / 250 euro + VAT (25%)
Deposit of 500 dkk / 70 euro + VAT (25%) is payable upon sign-up
The fee does not include transportation to the location, accommodation, meals or personal art supplies – however they can be organized if you wish. Contact me for more information.
20 euro / 150 dkk per night – minimum stay 3 nights
Finding Creative Flow course in June 2017 is taking place at Stavrianna organic farm, nearby Diakopto in Greece. When Stavrianna’s owners, Stavros and Anna, got married they we had a common dream to create their own paradise in a countryside, to cultivate own all natural vegetables, to pick all kinds of fruits directly from the trees, to grow domestic animals and to have beautiful flower gardens. Their dream became true in 1990 and now, that they are retired, they offer us to be part of their dream.
With this post I would like to give you a taste of our life here, at Stavrianna organic farm. Contact me if you would like to join us – there are still some opportunities!
The days starts with the sunrise. I go around on the bike to different places and observe the morning colors and collect them in my sketchbook.