While my computer was running slow on other projects, i made a couple of new elements of the vocabulary illustrated project. Remember the last one? Here, here and here you can recall the first ones. Enquanto o meu computador bloqueia com outros trabalhos resolvi acrescentar mais dois elementos à família do vocabulário turco ilustrado. Relembrem aqui os últimos elementos. Relembrem a cenoura, o alho, e os primeiros: romã e cebola.
This week has been fully dedicated to my mother and sister that came to pay me a visit.
Here are a few images captured during some of our tours.
Esta semana foi (quase) toda dedicada à minha Mãe e Irmã que me vieram visitar. Aqui fica o registo fotográfico da semana chuvosa e cinzenta mas em muito boa companhia!
IMG 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Atatürk kitaplığı - Atatürk Municipal library / biblioteca de Ataturk muito perto de Taksim, com vista para o Bósforo.IMG 5 - Nuruosmaniye Mosque / Mesquita de NuruosmaniyeIMG 6 - Hagia Triada Greek Orthodox Church / Igreja Ortodoxa em TaksimIMG 7 & 8 - Church of The Holy Saviour in Chora / Igreja Bizantina de São Salvador de Chora, mais tarde Mesquita Kariye.
Salt Galata a contemporary cultural centre / centro cultural Salt Galata.
IMG 1 - The Republic Monument in Taksim Square / Monumento da República na praça de TaksimIMG 2 - Gezi Park / Parque Gezi IMG 3 - pigeon attack in front of Yeni Camii - New Mosque in Eminonu / "ataque" de pombas em frente à Mesquita Nova em Eminonu. IMG 4 - Turkish Tea / Chá Turco "Çay"IMG 5 & 6- Cağaloğlu Hamamı - the best place to feel the typical turkish bath / Hamam típico com quase 300 anos.IMG 7 & 8 - Turkish delight store and old lamps store in Grand Bazaar / loja de turkish delight (delícias turcas) e loja de candeeiros antigos no Grand Bazaar.
Today is a good day to give you all an accurate explanation of my most recent life, and my relationship with my blog.
I moved to Istanbul in September, and surprisingly fast, by October i was working in a turkish company. It didn't last very long though. After 4 months i got fired (i didn't know the language, and none of mine colleagues could speak english either), there was no team communication.
I started this blog right after that. I'd been feeling the need to share my work regularly, on an online platform, for quite some time. But this was the right moment to do it! Although it started as a wish to share and have instant feedback on my work, it also allowed me to approach a bigger audience, and to find more easily commissioned work. Today i am still struggling to call this, job (hobbie, work, whatever), and to make illustration as a way of living. Because it makes me happy, and because i believe that's where i am good at, and where i can become better at, i keep on being persistent. Uploading my work on this blog is not always an easy task. I'm very insecure, and very critic of my own work. But on the other hand, i think, this is a journey, a work in progress and i am changing and adapting every day. This blog is an open book of my evolution and progression (at least, that's how i want to think about it). Therefore, you are very welcome in this little cyber space of mine. If you want to share some images and illustrations you may find here, please do so, but don't forget the credits!
If you haven't participate on my first giveaway ever, i invite you to do so. On the 21 st February i will offer one illustration (portrait of one or two persons). To participate you need to: Follow She's a Maniac on Facebook here. Share the giveaway on your facebook page (public). Comment below with your name and email. Good luck!! :) Se ainda não participaram no meu primeiríssimo Giveaway, participem! Irei oferecer uma ilustração (retrato de uma ou duas pessoas) em formato digital. Dia 21 de Fevereiro direi quem é o vencedor, que será sorteado através do random.org. Para participar só precisam de: Seguir She's a Maniac no facebook. Aqui. Partilhar na vossa página de facebook este giveaway. (público) comentar a este post (ou anterior) com o vosso nome e email. Boa sorte!