Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Creative Space

Today my Creative Space is a huge mountainous rock on the Greek Island of Kalymnos. It is so absolutely amazing here, beautiful and very peaceful. I woke early and climbed with my french friends and now am utterly exhausted and will spend the rest of my day having siesta, swimming and eating the most divine Kalymnian foods- Octopus, dolmades, mussels, saganaki......
Kalymnos is garnering a name for itself as a rock climbing mecca, but is still a secret from tourists, which is why I favour it. The sea is the most beautiful blue and the sunsets are impossibly wonderous. Time is also a paradox here, the days go slow but the weeks go fast.

I have been Island hopping for almost two months now and what I love most is that the Grecians live life to the fullest at night and also take their children everywhere. Families are always together and the children are allowed to be children. Not reigned in all the time by adult rules. This is important. This is also what I will miss the most when I return to Melbourne where children are in bed by 8 and are rarely seen in restaurents.

I'm not sure rock climbing can be actually deemed 'a creative space' but in the absence of my sewing machine I have to be creative with my creative. Hee Hee
I will try to upload more over the next few weeks but when the beach is calling me, it is hard to think of anything else. x

More Creative Spaces at Kootoyoo


  1. Wow! Now that's creative! I would never ever think of scaling a sheer cliff face!!! You're showing amazing creativity in my book ;) K

  2. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Wow! How absolutely stunning would that have been!

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

  4. What an amazing place to be. It sounds very exotic compared to my life! Hope you continue to enjoy it to the fullest!

  5. Utterly fabulous. All these experience go into our creative "bank" don't you think?

  6. You suck Neen.
    You should be here freezing with the rest of us.

    Ps. I'm not all jealous.

    Te he he.