The Edge of the Dream
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 13 August 2014 at 05:03 PM No comments

Everyone knows, if a dream is attractive and take all of our attention, it is hard to wake up and hard to remember the dream when you succeded with wake up. The same with my trips. My departure from the hotel was at 06-50 so by the wise advise I didn`t sleep. Because of that reality around becames blur and unclear, as a kind of anesthesia.

I planed to shoot the beautiful picture of Corfu from the airplan but suddenly my GoPro was out of battery. It was just several frames from different points when I was trying to dry the accumulators. After it I fall asleep and at the next glance founded myself in cloudy Moscow.

I was lucky to have all laggage quickly and it was not so many people at the airport so the arrival seems also in blur. I was awakened by the rain.

After about 2 hours of jumping with everything in airexpress train, the subway, hundreds steps up and down, eventually I`ve arrive home.

Strange feeling. I am not sure Corfu exists, although I can see all pictures clearly in my mind. This is the same as with paintings: what I can see is clear but not real yet.

So… a kind of healthy transition is to keep blogging. I have a full list of activities for tomorrow, have to do that and that and to paint quickly, and to visit my mom with presents etc, and who knows what`s more. (I know: more is nordic walking with weights and zero bred).

Strange feeling of double reality is, as I still see the sea with all details just by my forehead, my senses informe me, I am sitting on my office place, my monitor is 3 times bigger then on Corfu laptop, the keyboard is better and Internet incredible fast. The point is to force myself to forget, this is 11 months between me and the sea, so I should restrain myself from the Edge of the Dream and don`t cross it too frequently.

So, I am going for the small tea ceremony and then hope to fall asleep.

The Projectwork: Matherials checked
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 12 August 2014 at 06:50 PM No comments

OMG, I`ve just from Corfu town with all presents etc, with pain in the ight ear and neck, sitting here and checking my video matherials. OMG! More then half is fantastic. Several strange. Like this. I can`t remember where I did it.

That`s a little bit better. I didn`t remember what was the reason for such fun, may be a really good shooting during the day, but doesn`t matter. At least it looks positive:

Better but where the focus is?!

Ok, what do we have more?

After that pics I founded several fantastic video from yesterday trip with my finger print on the centre of the camera.


I have to gather all positive mood and go to the sea to try to re-shoot several frames, until sun is shining!

Ok, you should believe I am still positive, I should believe in it by myself, so go-go!


P.S. I was updated, my departure will be tomorrow 06-50 AM so I shouldn`t sleep. So may be I will found something to do, after packing the laggage. Bye for now, dear friends, I am going to the sea quickly before I realize how it is wet and possible cold!

Progress in work
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 07 August 2014 at 01:39 AM No comments

I`ve started paintings and use GoPro Hero3, also shoot with 3 cameras and made dawings.

Do you know, shooting with GoPro is a hard job?..

Needs 2 weeks extra but I must finish everything before next wednesday.  Deadly tired with GoPro, will tell news later, ok?

My 10th day at Corfu
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 25 July 2014 at 11:32 PM No comments

Hello everybody, this is my 10th day at Corfu. I am shooting everything around, enjoying both the process and the sea itself.

The raw matherials for the Climate Change project is good and I am in good timing. At the third week I plan to start making some painting. So quickly time runs! I wished to have more for it. It will be my great pleasure to make film and project in winter, when I will be able to touch the sea by my eyes working with the project`s filming, amen.

That picture should be the first to my 2014 Corfu adventure
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 19 July 2014 at 01:31 AM No comments

smile The rain at my first day chenge my plans, but I want to publish that picturebefore eveything anothers.

Pictures speaks bette then words so this is the message. Hello from Greece, hello from the sea!

Departure, Arrival
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 15 August 2013 at 12:05 AM No comments

Today I had my fly from Corfu back to Moscow. Departure started from early morning when I finished to pack my laggage, then I was in Kerkira airport:

It was too much people and much more tension around then I ajust in last 4 weeks so it was an unpleasant moment. Many people about, changes in procedures, checking, laggage…

Too many things in too much hot atmosphere. However I made several notes to raise my ideas in future.

But that time I made the procedure of parting with the sea as clear as it possible, also all of my projects call me back to be realized so it was much more easier then in all previous year.

And after succesfull easy fly I am here, at home! Really I am glad to it!

Next day I plan to start several things and let projects growth.



Last day, last night
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 13 August 2013 at 11:47 PM No comments

Last day was successful with several new ideas and also business possibilities. I kept everything in mind and now feel satisfaction so can make last glance to things being close a whole month. This is my balcony-bed.

This is the lemon I stole from a tree near the hotel because I was ill several days and need extra vitamins. I put tiny slices of the stole lemon into honey and the best cure was prepared! It was much more testy then honey or lemon separately so I recommend it to cure cold and fever as well.

This is the tree I drew for an hour with my left hand fingers affected by sea-urchin (I made it departured that morning the third time, so such a stubborn creature has no chance to attack my ex Office rock).

This is my private secret bay I shot my film about Corfu. It was funny when my bra suddenly broke so the film seems to be a little bit erotic.

Water with jade colours.

And with green colurs as well:

The view to our bay:

The secret road across the mountings:

... and unknown Greek cat:

And the road ahead. Always a road ahead.

That season is blessed by many insights and new possibilities revealed just from simple things. Our photosession with my friend Anila payes great attention and from my point of view has a lot of new possibilities mind-maped in my head.  I even started to plan new season with several new photosessions!

So I am finishing because my battery is law and I have many things to do before I have my fat chance to fall asleep at my balcomy, with a desire to see a shoot-star. I saw 4 last night and made my wishes so new working year will be bright!

One day and half before departure
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 12 August 2013 at 11:50 PM No comments

So, I have only tomorrow and about a hald of Wednesday before my departure. Rather stressful moment but we managed last several days to peform our best!

Yesterday I and my friend Anila went to Paradise beach and I made for her an exellent photosession among streams, waves and rocks… it was an amazing day I`d never forget because the pictures was exellent and waves in deep blue water too. I don`t want to show you the pictures because she will do it first in her Facebook. I also shot a film, it will be shown later.  Hopes all films I did here will be ok.

Now, sitting under the olive tree in Cricketer Taverna, in hope Greek intenet will be well while I am typing, I found many of pictures unpublished.

For example one day I realized a big olive tree like a golden column carring night sky and people sitting under it seemed so peaceful… I started to draw right the moment I felt it, having my usual salad at the same time.

It was the first time I was interesting to draw a group of people and things they did. I gained a portret similarity here. Especially to the tree! smile

It was several steps to finish the picture. One was that everning…

Then on my Office Rock next morning…

And I finished it in my balcony where I prefer to sleep having my sky view.

I think about a seria paintings about Corfu, partly private, in nearest future.

Well, it seems Greek internet did it`s duty and now I am going to see shouting stars on the seashore. Today the Perseids metheor stream comes across the sky so I want to see it by my own eyes and make my wishes to each star I will see.

Ecological Story
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 11 August 2013 at 08:30 AM No comments

Hello friends, today here it is a story about ecological changes and interventions. That season at Corfu the sea is so calm, sometimes waveless, uncredibly clear, so I see several changes in it.

For example I saw at least 3 kinds of fishes new for me, I`d never seen it before although I swam every day every one Corfu-month from last 5 years and every time try to check what happens in the water. Usually I visit Corfu that time so I can see news and changes in compare with other seasons. Fish growth faster, now schols of different kinds of fishes swim close to our seashore. Sometimes it seems as I swim in aquarium because fishes seems familiar to the ones in pet shops. Different sizes, from smallest about 2 cm to well-fed 30 cm everyone looks wonderful, elegant, beautiful colours reveals when sunlight touches it. Ones sunlight view bright yellow with gentle blue stripes colour of fishes I used to think just easy grey. It is so wonderful, so magic! Once I was inside a school of fish from 20 to 30 cm length. It was exciting and a little bit strange when the school started to turn direction. As I saw it from the side it was so unusual to see fish`s faces starring at me all together. They loocked at me for a while, then turned right and started their tavel forming a chain of fishes.

Many rocks here have holes, and sea creatures like it to make a safe place to live. It is many sea-urchins here, and thet season it was my competitors for my rock.

You can see it here, sitting comfortably on the pier of my Office Rock, making me troubles. I was tolerant for them and tryed don`t disturb it but once I touched and had several injures in my left hand, rather painfil. I couldn`t use my left hand for drawing about two days because it was too much painful. Ionically my previous hurt in left hand started be better, may be because of poison of sea-urchin which my body tryed to handle.

So I decided to emove several sea-urchins from my pier with all care using an appopriate tool from that place. I founded a long shell and tryed to remove a sea-urchin by it. Then I was a witness how the system works and how a light touch to such creatures produced pain for several days.

I`ve just touch a sea-urchin by the shell then it seems the sea-urchin moved forward quickly and stuck it`s needles to the soft inside of the shell. Needles broke and see it? A lot of needl`s peaces now is in the shell! I imagined such needles in my hand or feet and became untolerant to such creatures on my pier.

I removed several. The fist was stubborn and froze on the ock. But I was persistant and then it falls to the deep water. No doubts it made a kind of bad words on it`s sea-urchin language addressed to me. Next 4 sea-urchins accepted their fate and was removed easily. So they had theit chance to make a comission for their rights after my departure. Who knows may be next summer it will be a meeting of sea-urchins here, on my rock? I will take a big spoon to clean my territory from them.


There are many rocks around my Office Rock, with many holes in it to hide my equipment in order don`t carry it evey time. IN my last day I will swim for it and remove it to my laggage I drop here.

The rocks are everywhere so I have zero risk to reveal your my secret place!

Green water colour in the afternoon…

...and then I have to remain my healthy life and finish my presence on the rock, swim to the seashore and found shadow to continue my project work.

P.S. Then season here it is much more insects biting, also more birds. As I sleep at my balcony one small bird bothers me in the early morning with it`s attempts to stole my chokolate coockies. I would like to provide it with whole pack of coockies in oder it stop to pop noisily among my things near my head when I trying to keep my sweetest rest at 6 AM. But the bird is so good alarm so I can`t sleep after it and now I wake up helthy at 7 AM. smile

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