Agia Paraskevi

So, obviously, fellow One-Drawing-a-Dayer Greg and I went on the same trip.

He posted a drawing from Santorini yesterday, and I’ll be island hopping to Crete today. Here is a drawing I made of the church in my mother’s home town of Kalives. These type of churches are such a lovely mix of cultures. Crete has been heavily influenced by the Venetians and the Turks. It’s really a beautiful place.

What I love most about this drawing as a memory, is the almost-to-good-to-be-true placement of grape vines and olive trees right there next to the church. A perfect trifecta of images!


Agia Paraskevi, Kalives, Crete GREECE


Comments (4)

  1. Veronica

    Hi Despina, wish I had been there with you and your fellow “one-drawing-a-dayer”! This is lovely, wonderful color and feeling. Ron

  2. margaret

    It sounds and looks beautiful, Despina!

  3. despina

    thank you ladies. yes, it was beautiful, and i’m experiencing quite a bit of post-greece blues!

  4. Debbie

    That’s the church from my Yiayia’s village. Her nephew helped build it by hauling mortar in a bucket brigade with the other townspeople in the late 1940s. The buckets were actually Nazi helmets according to him! Do you sell any of your drawings?

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