January 10, 2018

This is how it started

Some sketches are a remake of an orchestra I illustrated long time ago.
Now it looks more expressive, more black lines and no color. Drawn with markers on white heavy paper... man, I used dozens of them by now. :-)

February 14, 2018

The orchestra

First sales with various T-shirts.
A new experience with online sales at a commercial site. Uploading my illustrations on the internet, after someone chooses the theme, pays and then will be printed by this provider and shipped. They can even choose the color of the shirt. The style, etc. I don't know the quality of the shirts, never had the fabric or the print-result in my hands. So this is not really what I wanted to do.

January 06, 2020

Zorba - The Greek
Sirtaki vs Hasapiko

Greek themes came in my mind... donkeys, cats, Gods, typical Greek scenes. The name 'Ble Mati Collection' versus '100% Greek’. My friend insisted on 100% Greek as a name… and … 100% GREEK was born!

March 01, 2020


And this new idea of opening an atelier-shop on Serifos came up. What a coincidence, the place we found has the name Zorba.

March 10, 2020


Some ideas how it could look like after. Will post a photo of the result.

June 15, 2020

Production helpers

This is Lilly guarding "freshly" printed fabrics. Drying inside and outside the house. The photo is taken in spring whilst producing the pouches. Watch the steps...

June 17, 2020

More locals

Printing, printing and printing. All by hand.

June 18, 2020

A tired model

Dickie sleeping next to the drying fabrics. Nice ego booster... 100 bags with his face printed on them.

July 07, 2020

Renovation ... restauration... ?

Turquoise, salted caramel, Minoan red and ice white... So much time and effort, but really nice result, isn't it?

July 27, 2020


And how it finally looked like! After many weeks of hard work, the place is got into a new shape.
Nice design, nice colors! Love it!!

July 27, 2020

Open doors - finally

Here we go... doors are open and the season can begin! So many interesting people come in! Great feedback! So happy!

July 28, 2020


Still trying to find the best spot for it... On the floor in the corner? Ot hanging it off the ceiling? Love these little stars when it turns!

July 30, 2020

Daily life

This cute donkey passes by everyday. Actually, it's three of them. Always wearing nice jewelry and always up for a warm greeting. Could not resist drawing them and printing them on my bags! So cute!

August 06, 2020


Instagram-Post. Helena and the girls passed by and brought a lot of fun and positivity along. Thank you for the photo and promoting!

August 11, 2020

Official Opening

Egainia - Opening. Great night with a lot of interesting people! So nice meeting you all! And Alina's lovely paintings exhibited on the wall.
Photo: Alina Gamili

September 22, 2020

Isn't it lovely

Isn't this a lovely way to exhibit and sell my products? Dear, thank you for this amazing idea and the work you have done to restore this beautiful antique vitrina. So happy!

October 10, 2020


Is this E.T.? The little alien who came on our planet in the 80s? This rock is a part of the Cyclops' throne (Psaropyrgos). E.T. and the Cyclops have something in common... they are both from a different world. If they existed...

October 10, 2020

Blonds have more

Strolling around in the fields, sitting at Psaropyrgos looking at Mega Livadi with a bird's eye on the view and finally watching the incredible sunset! A MUST GO!

October 28, 2020

200 years

Greece!! National holiday. The 200 years celebration officially is on 25th March 2021. Here a 'taste'... and I am thinking to create a new sketch expressing 200 years of independence. You'll see next summer!

October 29, 2020


Would you expect coming to a kafeneio and finding a mini market in there? Such a cosy place and friendly owner! I spent a whole afternoon there.

November 01, 2020

Winter starting

Bye bye and see you next year again! Happy winter!

March 01, 2021


upside down

January 26, 2021

100% Greek

The Medusa's official premiere... Always in the back, sometimes in the front.
Photo: PapaDimitriou

April 25, 2021


Bad hair day
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April 28, 2021

Wild at heart

Is there a secret to all these hearts on the beaches?

May 02, 2021

Stairway to heaven

... The Sky is the Limit. Chora Serifos is full of surprises, beautiful spots and a photographer's inspiration.

May 13, 2021

Athens "island"

Can you believe this is Athens?! Warm wind, blue sky and click, click, click. We took so many amazing photos today! Great photographer, thank you!!
Photo: PapaDimitriou

May 13, 2021

Attica vs Greek islands

What a sky! Sooo blue! Attica competing with the Greek islands.
Photo: PapaDimitriou

June 20, 2021

Making of... part I

Medusa in progress... soaked in paint. Next time I wear black pants and a black shirt when printing. What a mess! Hahaha...

June 21, 2021

Making of... part II

The result is amazing though! Loooots of new shirts. Some new designs, some men shirts and more sizes.

June 22, 2021

Totally illegal

Caught in the act.
Or did he approve the new production? You want to know what it is, pass by and see...

July 11, 2021

Many, many, many pouches...

More prints, more sizes, more colors. And all fabrics I cut and hand printed and then hand sewn. Each of them with a different zipper.

July 12, 2021

Setting up the shop

Bit late again, but finally here! In two days done and all set up and ready to start the island-summer-season!

July 14 & 15, 2021

Expressing Reality with Threads I

- Fiber artist Ina Agalliu -
Meet the artist from 14th to 15th July from 8pm onwards at 100% GREEK Limited Art Editions at Chora/Serifos.
Photo: Ina Agalliu

July 14 & 15, 2021

Expressing Reality with Threads II

- Fiber artist Ina Agalliu -
Ina, Greek living in the Netherlands, is presenting her outstanding artwork at her first exhibition in Serifos Her motto "Expressing Reality with Threads" includes embroidered expressions, impressions and emotions on hoops and accessories.

July 15, 2021

Nice present!

Ina gave me this amazing present before going back to Holland! She has stitched some of my designs on her loops. So nice!!
Photo: Ina Agalliu

July 17, 2021

The lion sleeps tonight

Do you see the lion? Head up, paws in front. When the sun goes down, the fading light and shades make it even look like he sleeps. This mountain I named 'lion' on the hand drawn map. Majestically he sits on top of a mountain watching the bay in front.

July 20, 2021


Serifos is everywhere! Is this my imagination oder does it look like Serifos? Does someone made this or did the wall in turn of times became like this? Incredible! A Serifos map on the harbor wall!

July 21, 2021

Serifos Map

It's all over the place to go all over the place. Free copies everywhere!
"Serifos is the iron lady of the Cyclades, full of myth and history. Our island hides pleasant surprises that are waiting for you to discover with the help of this map. Do not hesitate to explore Serifos using this valuable information!"
Revinthis Constantine,
the Mayor of Serifos

July 22, 2021

Remember Twiggy?

There was a time all women wanted to look like her...
and went on crazy diets. Twiggy was a legend in the 60s and this bust is dedicated to her. After a consistent search of 2 years I found it! Original. Vintage. Mint condition! And so she moved to Serifos.

July 24, 2021

In good company

Found this guy at a fleamarket. Good match with Twiggy. Okay, they have a diffence in age, but never mind.

July 30, 2021

We're all made of stars...

Studio 54. I must admit I am totally in love with... this d i s c o b a l l !
Look at the stars and diamonds on the wall! And the colors and the designs. It feels like this little place is embracing you with warmth (beside the hot temperatures outside).

August 01, 2021


"Mμμμ..." [Mmmm...] translated to English means "Yummy". Pannacotta with blueberries. Nothing better than that in the heat of August! Couldn't resist taking a foodie photo. I wasn't only 'mmm...', look at the nice photogenic ceramic bowl it comes with.

August 02, 2021

Chora (a)maze

New map out! Now it's much easier to find your way around in Chora. No advertising and Free distribution. It's a souvenir & artprint. Have fun exploring the beautiful sights and winding streets of Chora!
Powered by Serifians and hand drawn by me.

August 08, 2021

Greek Kafeneio

Have you ever been to a traditional Greek kafeneion? It is a mix between going out and being/feeling at home. Go once, you are a tourist. Go twice, you see probably people you have seen before. Go again, you are part of the 'parea' or 'family'. No need to order, the owner knows. Coffee in the morning or a glass of wine or tsipouro at night. It's is an atmosphere which you ONLY find in Greece.

August 11, 2021

Gran's X 100% Greek

Creative cooperation. Thank you guys for doing this together! :-))) So much fun working with you! And such a nice result!

August 25, 2021

New bus stop

What a nice surprise passing by at the new bus station this morning and seeing also our Chora-map. Thank you, dear anonymous!

August 26, 2021

99% or 100%

I go for the 100. All my items are 100% Greek. Designed and handmade in Greece with Greek material, small Greek suppliers and Greek themes. And me? 100% Greek at heart!

September 09, 2021

Greek wedding

So much 'amore'! Such a lovely couple! So cute baby! And the funniest dog with amazing eyes! Thank you for inviting! Na zisete! Wishing you a happy life and love!

September 17, 2021

David Bowie eyes

What a cat! He has one blue and one green eye. He showed up today first time at the parking at Chora. Sad enough, he is a young stray and roams around finding food or even a home. Maybe someone would like to adopt him? He's adorable!
P.S. no filter

September 26, 2021

Greek autumn starting

See you soon again!

October 28, 2021

Plateia Ano Chora

Isn't this the most beautiful plateia of the Cycladic islands? Bathed in bright light in spring. Lively, colorful and busy in summer. Relaxing and windy in autumn. Quiet and sunny in winter. And all year around it has the same pittoresque charm.

December 24, 2021

Χρόνια Πολλά!
Καλά Χριστούγεννα!

Merry Christmas to all of you! Wishing you a happy holiday season!
And a good, healthy and joyful 2022 with a lot of freedom, adventures and precious moments!

January 16, 2022

Copy & Paste

Some thoughts about copying and the legal side. Unfortunately there are alot of so named artists around (or shall we call them wanna-be's?) who just copy paste other people's ideas. They turn someone else's illustrations into 3D. Or use a text of someone's website. Or shops on the same island who try to imitate the same concept, illustrations and products. The difference between being authentic or creative is, that you do something from the heart and put thoughts and passion into it. It takes a minute to copy and paste but it is not created with passion or uniqueness (apart from the fact that it is illegal). It's just a copy...
The only creativity is to CREATE something, all the rest is like recycling someone else's idea ;-)
And customers recognize that too...

January 23, 2022

Serifos 4 seasons vibe...

Let the she snow adventure begin :-))
After the UK press announcement in 2020 about Serifos airport, now we are curious to hear about a Serifos ski lift in the foreign :-)))

March 07, 2022

Καλή Σαρακοστή @ Καθαρή Δευτέρα

Kira Sarakosti or in Greek Κυρά Σαρακοστή is Greek custom affiliated with the fasting period before Easter. Kathari Deytera (Clean Monday) is the first day of fasting and it ends on Holy Saturday, at midnight. This public holiday is celebrated with kite-flying and 'The Lady Lent' calendar counted down the 40 days of Lent. (It used to be 40 days, Sara[nta]kosti, which means 40 days). Kathari Deytera (Clean Monday) is the first day of fasting and it ends on Holy Saturday, at midnight. The Clean Monday is celebrated with kite-flying and traditional food as taramosalata, octopus, olives, shrimps and special kind of bread called "lagana" which is only baked that day.

May 28, 2022

Life is full of surprises

First dear Soula told me that there is a full page article about 100% GREEK in the National Herald, US newspaper. A Cycladic Island weekend feature. Thank you for publishing!! Then at the neighborhood's copyshop two days later, I see a color-copy of the same article.
10 minutes later, coincidently meeting girl who has made these photo copies... and guess what, she is also featured in the magazine. What a coincidence!!! An article about both of us in the US and we meet at a photo-copy place in Athens.
Some things happen for a reason! :-))

June 13, 2022

Panigyri - Πανηγύρι

Panigyri is a church celebration mainly taking place on Greek islands or in the countryside.
They are held according to the names of the church and saints. The festivals are held outside the churches, starting with the liturgy, followed by a meal prepared by locals and church members. After musicians play traditional songs and everyone dances. The festivity starts at night until the morning hours and continues also the following day.

June 25, 2022

Morning coffee

Good morning from Serifos with handpicked fruits of a dear friend... yummy!! Great friends, sunshine, colors and the sea! What more do we want in life?
happy weekend to you all!

June 28, 2022

Rock the boat

this is such a cute little boat outside Yacht Club. Dressed up in its finest gear, waiting to be photographed.

August 15, 2022

Milan interior

WOW! Thank you for sharing his amazing photo on instagram! Fantastic interior, love your lightning and interior!
photo credits: @mike3am

July 30, 2022

Models and flowers

Sweet, hm?! The model resting, posing and enjoying the fresh basilicum.

August 30, 2022

Love colors

Just because all my illustrations are black and white doesn't mean I don't love colors. Actually I am crazy about all shades of blue and turquoise, pink, pastels...
But to create something which is calm, strong and bold, I choose for black lines. They express in a simple way all I want to say. And can always combined with looots of colors.

July 15, 2023

Robert McCabe photo exhibition

It started with a photo on Instagram where Robert was asking if anyone knew where the picture was taken. Folegandros, Astypalea, Amorgos, even Dodecaens was suggested... but no, it was Serifos! A photo with 2 donkeys and a church half cut off. Mega Chorio and Agia Triada church.
And this was the beginning... More photos from the 1950s and 60s were send to me, more got identified where and who and then I came up with the idea of an exhibition in Serifos. Possibly at the Perseus building, which hosts now the Archaeological Museum. This building was built around the same time most photos were taken and it suited the concept. After a lot of research, meeting the relatives of people who were on the old black and white and color photos and listening to their stories from the past, the exhibition took place exactly a year after Robert and I started the whole project. The exhibition is held at the Perseus / Archaeological Museum, Livadi, Serifos fom 15.07.2023 until the end of the year. Opening hours: 8.30-15.30h (Tue & Wed closed). For information call 22810 52611.

September 23, 2023

Collecting the stars

The festival (panigiri) in honor of the Saint Thekla. The panigiri is taking place every year on September 23rd.
Agia Thekla is situated at one of the island's most stunning spots. Especially at sunset or night it has a magical, yet mystical and breathtaking atmosphere.

This photo somehow reminds me on the fairytale 'The Star Talers' by the Brothers Grimm ('Sterntaler' von Gebrüder Grimm).