went to lovely places in Pilion and Evia during the August Heatwave, and sitting on the beach my sketching urge came back after a long absence.
same concept, move your panel with the sun for maximum efficiency, although, what took us so long?
Sunday outing to discover the area around Alexandroupoli where I have been staying a lot lately. Found this river below a 11th century cave church and was invited to a picnic below old plane trees. All amazing.
went to stay with my friend in Leonidion for 3 days and apart from having a great time got inspired to sketch again. Here the view of her upstairs window.
the red rock in the first sketch is becoming a magnet for rock climbers, this cafe is run by the local rock climbing cooperative, humming with energy.
energy which had to be channeled, me into sketching and my friend into a round of Plaka bay with her new kayak.
the old men’s table under an overloaded orange tree in the village square with ever changing occupation, I was lucky for these 3 to sit long enough for a quick sketch.
lunch on the beach in Poulithra and a rest (and a very small sketch).
inspired to sketching after a long time by my friend in Leonidion, on the beach in the sun, perfect.
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after a year of due consideration I have decided to buy a sit-in kayak (thought about building one but it is just too difficult and the result would be too heavy and of doubtful water-tightness). The size is just right to fit into the Libero with a centimeter to spare both ends and the weight low enough to be lifted alone. Since I cannot not build something I made a pair of wheels for it to get to the water easily (and in style).
my favorite material, marine plywood oiled as basic material and a pair of light big wheels rescued from a broken garden trolley ages ago. Overall weight turned out to be only 1.7kg.
the “scissors” are held together with a bicycle clip that opens easily and the wheels can be stored behind the seat.
oh, and of course it is great fun paddling around our coast.