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Here are some robot illustrations i made especially for 2 little boys that i teach. They are obsessed! If you would like to print them for your lessons…go ahead! The kids have a great time imagining what to put in the drawers & filling in the alphabet or numbers where ive left gaps.

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Recently i designed the characters for Alpha Omega Translations’ “Language Maestro” section, to be used on their FB page. Language Maestro is an online question and answer column where we learn all about the origin, meaning, etymology of various words.  The brief was that they wanted a set of characters, one confused and one knowlegable, to be used as icons. In round 1, the owl and the men were selected from a whole lot of rough idea sketches. Then the owl was illustrated in 3 different styles for AOT to choose from. The first style was chosen so I then went ahead and created the rest of the characters using the same technique. Done.

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I count this painting i did for my husband a couple of months ago, as an early Xmas present. I printed out a sketch i did onto an 80x160cm canvas and added colour by hand using acrylics, and some left over wall paint so that it matches the living room. Its still a work-in-progress…i keep looking at it and one day it will come down and get a good old re-vamp.


Here are some seriously ancient illustrations i found that i did, about 5 years ago i think, for GYNAIKA magazine. I had totally forgotten about them as they never got published. They were done for an article about the impending economic crisis in Greece…but since the crisis wasn’t in full force yet, the editors probably didnt really believe it’d ever happen. Or be as bad as it is. So here they are, no longer illustrating an article, but the story of our life lately.

On another note…how different is my style lately!? So weird.

For the past months i’ve been busy drawing hiking trails and paths as part of the project “Paths of Culture”, that Elliniki Etairia, Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage is implementing together with various municipalities around Greece. The project aims to give new life to trails with natural beauty and historical importance, and promote hiking and eco-friendly tourism beyond the summer season, thus stimulating local economies.

So far i’ve sketched out and designed the signs for 2 trails, the Aporthianos path on the island of Patmos, and the Pine-Forest trail in Marathonas. The style is purposely childish and the angles and perspective are off. There’s even a smiling octapus in the sea, that i dont think is actually there, and nor does he smile. This is to make it more friendly and appealing, and less like an actual “to-scale”, serious map.

Its a super fun project and there’s more to come!

My beautiful students love when i bring over my huge roll of paper…so one week we decided to put it to good use. They lay down and i traced their bodies, then they filled themselves in. This was a good way to learn the names of body parts, colours, and also talk about tall, short, big & small etc. I love how the styles of drawing change with age…

Top: Alexia 5yrs old, Eleni 4yrs old

Bottom: Lydia 8yrs old, Stavro 4yrs old


This is what all of Greece needs i think.

So Christmas has been suprisingly busy this year, work wise. But i’ve also had alot of fun projects. Like making Christmas cards with the kids i teach English to…

…or papier-mache Santa’s…

…who we then paint and glitter the hell out of! Even on his bum!

And i also managed to whip up a poster and flyer for my good friends at Dress Affair who had their Christmas party that was as usual a massive success!