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Well, I still remember my comments on summer peak tourism season here in Crete: so crowded here, too touristy, where are all the locals ? Tourists are taking over the place.
Then, something unexpected happened. COVID 19 hit hard on us.
Now I ask, where are all the tourists? Although I kinda of know the answers: grounded, scared or just taking enough caution about travelling or any other status. Losing something makes perceptions flip, our feelings towards the same old thing have its twists. I know. Sounds a bit down.
It is just very sad to hear people losing anyone, or feeling so depressed and stressful with current situation. But let’s hope, normality will return, at its soonest. I think when it happens, I will take less things I never pay attention to for granted, like food, buying things online, access to education, taking a plane, and more. I think I probably should redefine a normal and boring life— it could be the best life. For restless pursuit of this or that kind of life, the best is, always, THIS life, right now,right here. Live in the moment. No regrets for past and no utopia for future. The best is always NOW. Then now becomes past, we have the best past.
One day in the future, when I see lots of tourists coming to Greece again, I will feel so great simply it means we are finally ok and humanity can overcome this challenge and we will love more and hate less and we revive.
Tourism means a lot to Greek economy. But what if there is no one visiting, what could be done as an alternative? For me, it could be gardening. It makes people occupied, thus worry less and live a bit more. It provides fresh and organic food, and you know where they are from. It could be an experiment ans a beginning of new ideas like permaculture. It is part of the nature, you see the whole lifecycle of the plants. It helps us to learn how to care. It helps us to see the weeds and insects coming and going. This experience is something.
Adding some photos from our garden this year. If growing something is what you can do, why not ?
Gardening might bring you balance and joy. A way out. Another perspective. Or just fruits. The worst would be dead seedlings or seeds that never sprout.
Start growing something if you can. Honestly,I think this process is a bit challenging but also healing.
IT’S OFFICIALLY 2021. Heartaches and headaches from the chaotic 2020 are still here, but it is a refreshing start, hopefully and blissfully. This year, I am going to share more great sites and artists with you along the way. And still , I will continue doing small graphic design projects together with you. Sharing photos and poems, and great graphic design books and magazines will be my way of refreshing, reflecting and learning.
Today I will start a folder of movie posters collection. Personally I love them. Special thanks to the London based alternativemovieposter curator team. You can find their website at the end of the article.
INTRO by alternativemovieposters.com : The home of the alternative movie poster. Featuring 1000’s of alternative movie posters by artists from all over the world, Alternative Movie Posters (AMP) is the world’s largest repository of alternative film art.
great curator of different designs (some mainly are illustrations-focused, some emphasizing typography design, while others just totally changed the original movie posters, which are quite inspiring… personally I prefer something simple and effective, sometime extremely complicated but well organized designs too. )
well organized according to genres and movie titles or director names
the website has a poster marketplace for artists and their art buyers– a platform, which is quite nice.