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Soul Powered Works Co


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Sturmvogel, by Nana agrimi on Flickr
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Hello
Few weeks ago, I shared this photo, the “Sturmvogel”, on Flickr. I wanted to share it first of all as a gift to my island, and more particularly, if not more significantly, as a gift to a few special people, regardless if they will ever be able to see it.
I felt like I should share my Sturmvogel to show my gratitude.
My gratitude for all the moments, the actions, the initiatives, the performances, the interventions; for the dancing, the hiking, the photo-shooting, the exploring, the discovering; for the awkward moments, the embarrassments, the failures, the betrayals; for the endless debating, the jokes, the partying and the dancing; for the fight to make this small rock in the sea a better place to live.
Certainly, it’s not much. Certainly, most of it is erratic. But for me, just to know that these things happen, these people exist, makes my life on this island richer, happier and more liberating.
It makes the Sturmvogel put on her dream feathers and wings.
It makes the Sturmvogel run, take off and fly.
Making small changes, giving small examples, adding small touches of ingenuity, ephemeral flares of potential. Understanding the environment, communicating with the landscape. Studying history, culture and local lore. Being creative, sophisti-cated but un-technocratic. Enjoying the views, swimming naked, getting dehydrated, blazing lost trails across nowhere lands. Being small and big. Most of all, being un-materialistic, not funded, not subsided, not sponsored, non-profit.
Powered not by the odious “love for one’s home country” but by that primitive, shapeless yet powerful spirit, hidden in forests and rocks, known by poets and artists as genius loci.
Powered by soul power



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The Sturmvogel is grateful
For the first time in her life she feels she belongs somewhere.
Even harder than that, for the first time in her life she feels attached and committed.

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SLIDESHOW OF 'Soul powered works co', an album on Flickr. All you can see in this album is people! People who have helped in many ways and through various activities to make life in Ikaria more sustainable. It was created on request by our good old friend Nana to write an article about it in her blog. What an honour! Contents: Intelligent blazing and interconnecting trails to networks. Group hiking and climbing to exciting spots. View hunting and wild swimming. Building a dam (weir) on a fierce mountain torrent (for environmental and esthetic reasons). Digging to bring back a large natural pool to its original size before it was filled with rubble (because of overgrazing and the consequent land erosion). Rebuilding an old watermill and make it grind grain again. Leveling and cleaning forgotten trails through primeval oak forests. Dancing on the mountains to protest against wind turbines. Occupying and restoring an ancient mountain shelter. Supporting and guiding landscape photographers. Planting a long line of colored pylons on a vague old trail on the ridge. Helping set up work camps and outdoor theatricals and con-certs. Supporting and guiding trekkers, artists and performers. Building fences against goats. Planting roses in the desert.
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The image above is a preview of an album (set on slideshow) on Flickr containing nearly 800 Soul Powered works co photos!!!
Taken in the course of 11 years, between 2007 and 2018, SPWC in Ikaria is a big baby today!
Finding myself by chance as a witness of the first expression of this gutsy active spirit in 2007, and being the first to blog about it, I felt I should do it again, more loudly. Because this time we have the whole thing. And because this time I am not a tourist anymore. I am a permanent resident, and as a Sturmvogel in this spirit I fly; as a Sturmvogel in this spirit I nest.
Soul Powered Works forever!



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SLIDESHOW OF 'Soul powered works co', an album on Flickr. All you can see in this album is people! People who have helped in many ways and through various activities to make life in Ikaria more sustainable. It was created on request by our good old friend Nana to write an article about it in her blog. What an honour! Contents: Intelligent blazing and interconnecting trails to networks. Group hiking and climbing to exciting spots. View hunting and wild swimming. Building a dam (weir) on a fierce mountain torrent (for environmental and esthetic reasons). Digging to bring back a large natural pool to its original size before it was filled with rubble (because of overgrazing and the consequent land erosion). Rebuilding an old watermill and make it grind grain again. Leveling and cleaning forgotten trails through primeval oak forests. Dancing on the mountains to protest against wind turbines. Occupying and restoring an ancient mountain shelter. Supporting and guiding landscape photographers. Planting a long line of colored pylons on a vague old trail on the ridge. Helping set up work camps and outdoor theatricals and con-certs. Supporting and guiding trekkers, artists and performers. Building fences against goats. Planting roses in the desert.
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Επιστροφή στον αγκαθότοπο


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girl in spiky thorns Ikaria

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surrealist alienation

female figure in natural needlework
Ikaria, 2006

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Παραδοσιακό Σπίτι στο Χωριό (# ανακαινισμένος αχυρώνας)


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 angeloska | Flickr  Χαίρετε αναγνώστες αυτού του μπλογκ.

Με αφορμή τη παρακάτω φωτογραφία που ανέβασα στο Φλικρ, η οικοδέσποινα Νανά (to agrimi) με κάλεσε να ολοκληρώσω ένα μέρος της :-) συναρπαστικής :-) σειράς «Παραδοσιακό Σπίτι στο Χωριό» ανακοινώνοντας ότι η ανακαίνιση του βοηθητικού κτίσματος (αχυρώνας) στο κτήμα μας στην Ικαρία τελείωσε επιτέλους μετά ένα χρόνο σκληρής δουλειάς, στίψιμο του μυαλού και πολλά έξοδα. Όμως τελικά τέλειωσε και ήδη ο χώρος χρησιμοποιείται ως αποθήκη, εργαστήριο, γραφείο, ενώ το καλοκαίρι φιλοξενούμε τους φίλους μας.
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Ready to Host, by angeloska | Flickr
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Επί της ουσίας δεν αλλάξαμε τίποτα. Τόσο που απορεί κανείς που πήγαν τα λεφτά. Ωστόσο όλα άλλαξαν. Με την έννοια ότι τα όλα (μα όλα!) βγήκαν, ξαναφτιάχτηκαν, και ξαναμπήκαν στη θέση τους. Η μόνη «ξένη προσθήκη» ήταν τα κάγκελα (από απλή σωλήνα γαλβανιζέ) στη σκεπή, καθώς και το κλιματιστικό που το είχαμε από παλιά και δεν ξέραμε τι να το κάνουμε, και να που βρήκε τη θέση του. Αργότερα αν ίσως βάλουμε κότες, πολύ θα το εκτιμήσουν! :-)
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Εδώ η προηγούμενη κατάσταση, φθινόπωρο 2009. Περιμένουμε τα δέντρα που ταλαιπωρήθηκαν με τις εργασίες να ξαναπετάξουν φυλλώματα
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και διαμορφώνουμε τα πεζούλια και φτιάχνουμε κήπους.
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Στους ενδιαφερόμενους ευχόμεθα «και στα δικά σας»!
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Χαιρετισμούς από Ικαρία.
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Περισσότερες φωτογραφίες από γύρω και μέσα
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Thursday May 1, 2012
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The Greek Slave


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Two weeks already as a self deportee in a windy and cold Ikaria and I am looking through Eleni’s art books as I have done before. I found «THE GREEK SLAVE» by Jean-Léon Gérôme. The genre is neoclassicism, sub-genre ‘orientalism’, between cartoon and photography and trop bourgeois if you ask my opinion as a whole, but
the Slave captured me. I think she makes an exception. It’s not another Ancient Greece nude, by  the way. She a captive in the War of Greek Independence and she is being sold in the markets of Egypt. The painting is unfinished and this adds to the charm. Maybe in the end she managed to escape?
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The Greek Slave by Jean-Léon Gérôme

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To make four, a satyric drama, anybody?

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Wednesday March 13, 2012
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The New Savages


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Simply better than the Rainbow people
This post is a sequel of «Sliding Ikarian Impressions»
There is no money but indeed. art flourishes in times of crisis.
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Annamaria and Doria crossing the River 1  Annamaria and Doria crossing the River 2

Atalandi by the River Kate Sorin and Marte by the River

Maria by the River Kate Sorin and Marte by the River
Atalandi by the Sea  Holm Oak, Ikaria 2

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  Studio paintings in acrylic on board and canvas
Jan/Feb 2011  by Paul Lewis (all rights reserved)
Note: Being connected to Paul in Flickr, again one of my photos
inspired one of his paintings.
I'm proud again!
 
New Savages, Nas, Ikaria
Rainbow people Elina in a secret cove, Ikaria Nana in a secret cove, Ikaria 1 Nana in a secret cove, Ikaria 3 Nana in a secret cove, Ikaria 4
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Thursday May 13, 2011
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Sliding Ikarian Impressions


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Ikaria Impressions, a slideshow by Paul Lewis on Flickr

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I think that watercolors have enough inner motion anyway and the addition of a slideshow was eventually unneeded but what do you want? Slideshows are the trend in blogging. I suggest, though, that you take a look of the paintings one by one. Every image opens in a new window.
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Nas 1 by Paul  LewisNas 2 by Paul  LewisNas 3 by Paul  LewisNas 4 by Paul  LewisNas 5 by Paul  Lewis
Chalares 1 by Paul  LewisChalares 2 by Paul  LewisHolm Oak, Ikaria by Paul  LewisWild Olive, Ikaria by Paul  LewisAgios Isidoros 1 by Paul  Lewis
Agios Isidoros 2 by Paul  LewisAgios Isidoros 4 by Paul  Lewis
Agios Isidoros 3 by Paul  Lewis
Studio paintings in acrylic on board and canvas
Jan/Feb 2011  by Paul Lewis (all rights reserved)
Note: Being connected to Paul in Flickr, it happened that one of my photos
inspired one of his paintings. Got to say I was proud.

one Holm Oak, Ikaria

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Monday March 24, 2011

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Helping Hands


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Helping hands by ~notveryhere on deviantART

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Saturday February 2, 2011

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