I’m setting sail on a boat named επφάνεια – Epiphany, in search of turquoise sea, or in Monday to Friday, everyday language , I’m taking part in a writing experiment. The challenge is to publish my words every week day for three weeks, starting today.
Why the Greek name ? Because I’m ten days into learning Greek on Duo Lingo and quite obsessed with it. ! I’ve been introduced to the words ψυχή – soul , χρομα – colour, φιλοσοφία – philosophy, already (ήδη !) words that appeal to the heart of my work and words feed my creativity.
I loved the strange script of the road signs when I visited Corfu but didn’t like that I couldn’t read them. I was daunted as to whether I could navigate learning Greek but I’m finding that I love everything about it, because it’s all new ! New letter shapes , new words, new sounds and a whole new alphabet. I’m stepping back into the happy childhood time when learning was a pleasure. When learning to read and write was new then and with a fresh open mind. If I take my time, stick at it, I know at some point it will sink in.
Tales of beauty and the friendly people of the island of Zakynthos from my daughter and the going crazy (Covid time) fantasy to escape to see turquoise sea is my motivation to learn Greek. I’m preparing . I’m getting ready. For when….
The best discovery of learning on Duo Lingo is that it temporarily takes me away from worries, shadowy thoughts and all the other nonsense going on in my mind. It’s like a brain cleanse.
Hello, I'm Maggie, I am an artist who writes in fabric and thread, stitching the 'text' into textiles and colour into quilts.....
You can read more on my About page at www.Sewinstudio.com
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