one day after…an ode to my sister

5 Dec


I am positive (as you will have probably realised by now) that I am, what you call, obsessed with my sister Alex. In a good way. Always in a good way when it comes to my sister. And with the best intentions.

Yesterday, the night of the opening of her exhibition, was her night. 100%. It was a great night. It was a successful night. I am not talking about success in terms of sales, I am talking about success in every other possible way.

She had been so stressed and unsure of herself in so many inexplicable ways due to the financial situation here in Greece now, that she was terrified that very few people would actually show up.

Half an hour before the opening the perfect thing happened. A very good friend of mine, I.(not sure if she would like the publicity therefore I keep it simple), decided to buy one of her paintings. THE GREATEST WAY to start an exhibition. The perfect boost to her – sunken to the bottom of the ocean – self-confidence.

Then and there I made a pact with myself (not even sure If one can do this): to celebrate her. Her talent, her passion, her drawings, her life.  A lot, and I mean A LOT, of old friends, new friends, colleagues, relatives, acquaintances and party crashers (ok just a few, and I will forgive you for the false pretences of picking up the price list and asking around with no intentions of buying whatsoever) cameThe gallery was full and I was thrilled.

I would sincerely like to thank all of my friends who decided to come, I want you to know that you DID make a difference by showing up (I always wanted to become an actress when I was a little girl-hence, the Oscar like speech now).

Yesterday was just the beginning, I do wish that she will keep this glow for the following 5 weeks and really realise how amazing she really is. Last but not least, I thank my parents for having her and I thank my mom for introducing her to the wonderful world of drawing 😉



9 Responses to “one day after…an ode to my sister”

  1. Mel December 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    You couldn’t have put it better .T. both for your sister’s talent and the opening last night. I think this is the most mature period of her work – really worth to take a look if you hadn’t already. Really Well Done Alex!

    • wonderlandbytatu December 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      thank you b mou! πέρασα πολύ ωραία χτες μαζί σας!

  2. nothingbythebook December 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    You are such a beautiful soul, Tatu.

  3. Loni Found Herself December 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    How beautiful to celebrate your sister like this, and I’m so glad her opening went so well!

    • wonderlandbytatu December 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      Thank you very much Loni. I do love her to pieces, she is my go to person 24/7, I hope one day my kids feel like that about each other!

  4. ramblingsfromamum December 6, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    What a lovely caring and devoted sibling you are. It made my heart quicken when I read your words of the love you have for her. It’s special and unwaivering and you are truly lucky as are your parents to have daughters who feel this way about one another. It’s what I WISH for my 2 girls. xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu December 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

      It is EXACTLY what I wish for my kids as well! Hopefully they will feel like this someday! love & xxx, T


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