This month we are going to do something totally different. Katrin of KreativK is always experimenting with the look of her projects and she suggested we try a flat lay photo shoot. Of course it would not be complete unless we added our very own favorite things that we love from our countries.
The sunglasses are a must because when we talk about the famed bright light of Greece well, there is no way you can go out there and not have to squint. Everything looks sharper and more vibrant because of this bright light. And the sky is blue, always blue, that beautiful blue!
To be honest, I am not such a fan of the sun because it is too harsh for me but I do love the way it makes everything look so bright. And there is much less depression in our country from all that vitamin D. Plus everyone looks cool wearing sunglasses!
The olive branch also has a deeper meaning. It was made into a wreath and worn by the winners of the Ancient Olympic games. This was their prize. And it represented virtue and honor for the winners.
And the driftwood? We are lucky to live near the shore, as many Greeks do who live on the islands. We don’t live on an island but the beach and the bay are a part of our lives.
The ruins are Delphi are located in the middle of a mountain range up there in the clouds. My love for the mountains of Greece is well known. I think it has to do with the fact that I come from a town that is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains.
Now back to Delphi, it was known as the navel of the world back in the BC years because according to mythology Zeus threw a stone and it landed there to signify the center of the world. Our lives here are surrounded by Mythology and the Greek gods, and although we no longer worship them, we do have plenty of opportunities to talk about them, as if they are still around and poke fun at them.
Years later I came to realize that all of the crafts and artistic leanings I have came from that small town. We are very big on the arts here in Greece and not just the handmade type. We also have a love of theater that dates back to the ancient times, and each town has its own theatrical group.
The best time of the day for a swim in early in the morning around 9 am to be exact, it is nice and warm but not so hot that you will turn into a lobster. And there aren’t many people about which makes lying on the beach and listening to the waves the perfect activity. And shell collecting never hurts either.
And that little marble owl? That was a souvenir I bought at the airport as I was leaving from Mytilene a lifetime ago after a vacation. I was still young and living in the States, but wanted to take a piece of Greece with me. The owl is the symbol for the Goddess Athena (or Minerva) who was the personification of knowledge and wisdom.
And now hop on over to visit my friends who are also sharing their flat lay projects. Simply click on the images below my name. If you’d like to see more past challenges click here.
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