Athens Day 3

"PAULY YOU JUST DODGED A BULLET!” 

As I wake up from my three hour jet lag nap last night. Rubbing my eyes, …what happened?

“THE WORKSHOP WAS TOTAL MAYHEM! THEY SPRUNG 30 KIDS ON US AND IT JUST TURNED INTO A FREE FOR ALL! "

Jill and Kate were talking about the second workshop of the day. The workshop I opted to skip, since I hadn’t slept much since leaving JFK. We sat there talking about what worked and what didn’t.  …time to move forward!

I am learning that our biggest asset will be flexibility and our ability to adapt to ever changing situations with SPEED! So what's the next move?

POSTERS! (the English is being translated to Farsee )

 

We are hoping that posting specific ages, and times, on posters in the camp implementing sign-up sheets will add some structure to this ever changing environment. In a setting with a lot un stable moving parts. I think for day three, this is some serious progress!

I truly am having a crazy experience so far. I feel like I have jumped in with both feet. 

ALSO met this little dude Husan today he was like 5 or 6… he was cool me and him are going to be friends. I wish i could take pictures of all this stuff that would be so easy but photography is not allowed especially not of the kids and refugess in these camps. This actually makes my job a lot more interesting! If you want to see all of it you will have to come to my show in October!

 

 ALSO check this photo out

 

It is from my first day at one of the camps straight off the airplane. A certain irony, and also a certain alignment with how I try to see the world are captured in the photo. So far it has already inspired the start to some new paintings for this show! It keeps hitting me harder and harder too… ill see where it takes me. 

Read more about circusaid here

 

ALSO:

There's some cool graffiti in Athens:

 

I miss my wife already:

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New studio who dis:

Sunset tonight was rad: