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  • Information de voyage

    Actuellement, je suis

    en voyage

    Ma prochaine destination :

    Portugal - du Mar 2022 au Mai 2022
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  • Description

    PORTUGAL / Northern Spain

    I’m looking for an awesome, kind, host in Galicia right now (May) for 1 week or longer. Ideally painting a mural, gardening or being creative.

    Buenos Dias - Bom Dia - Good Day :)

    I am a professional artist. My work is predominately large murals on flat surfaces like walls. I am looking to connect to caring hosts who need some help with anything creative like Art, Teaching or Cooking.

    Having travelled solo for the first time in 2014. I decided in January 2016 that I would quit my job as a teacher. I gave away my possessions, re-homed my cat and said goodbye to family and friends in exchange for the opportunity to travel around the world and that's exactly what I did and it was the most wonderful experience of my life.....I AM smiling now thinking about it.

    I did my first workaway in July 2014 in Thailand, working at 'clayzyhouse hostel' where everything was made from driftwood, clay and found materials.
    I was fortunate to be asked to paint the signage for an art hostel in Koh Lanta, Thailand, another amazing opportunity. (I was asked to paint Salvador Dali looking at a sexy Mona Lisa. (See profile pictures)
    2015 in Australia I was working in permaculture, designing and building projects from wood.
    2016 - Tasmania, Australia, making vegetable gardens using permaculture, helping with cob building, using reclaimed glass bottles as windows. Making and painting a recycled pallet table using the principles of permaculture. Made a sturdy butchers block on wheels from blue gum wood, felled on the property.
    2017 In Croatia, I was working in another hostel painting an Egyptian themed mural (see photos).
    2018 - During my time in Portugal, I was asked to paint a caravan and decided to base the theme of the animals that were present at the farm, changing the horse to a unicorn. This opened up many possibilities for me and I won a competition for my mural.
    2020- 2021 Since lockdown I have been on the island of Pico in The Azores working in various hotels and air b n b's painting various murals and commissions.
    I have made artwork projects from found and recycled materials, trying to make use of the things other people throw away.
    2019- 2021 - More recently I have been working at the house of Arte on a giant mosaic using tiles found in the trash or from a beach clean up.
    During my time on Pico I realised that volcanic rocks are porous and easy to sculpt. So my newest passion is making stone faces from rocks.
    2021 - I stayed on the island of Faial and Sao Miguel in the Açores, creating raised vegetable beds, using permaculture, planting seeds for the guests of tomorrow. I also created some volcanic face sculptures from rock.
    2022 - UK, working at the Majushri Buddhist Meditation Centre in the art studio fixing the mouldings and plaster castings for sacred stupas, together with other gold leaf mouldings for the Buddhist temple.
    2022 - UK, working in a coffee shop/cafe serving coffee, vegan and vegetarian soup, sandwiches, teas and snacks. Learning barista skills with the coffee machine.
    2022 - Açores, (Faial) Setting up a brand new vegetable garden - using permaculture principles.
    2022 - North Portugal, learning to use my creative skills to produce dream catchers from branches in nature.

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Montagne
    Plage
    Nature
    Camping
    Yoga / bien-être
    Cyclisme
    Danse
    Activités en plein air
    Randonnée
    Bénévolat
    Jardinage
    Menuiserie
    Dev. durable
    Animaux
    Langues
    Architecture
    Art et design
    Dessin et peinture
    Bricolage / artisanat
    Livres

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  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Entretien général
    Aider dans une ferme
    Aider à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Accueil / tourisme
    Travail associatif
    Aide informatique / Internet
    Tenir compagnie à une pers. âgée

    Je peux apprendre aux autres :  

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Éco-projets
    Pratique des langues
    Projets artistiques
    Enseignement
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    A bit more about my skills....
    I try to live a simple life using my art as a way to travel on a budget. I specialise in murals.
    I've spent time teaching Art and Design back in the UK for over 20 years in fact. I love spending time with people from all sorts of different cultures and backgrounds. I am a friendly person, open and honest with the people I meet. I am a naturally creative person who loves nothing better than using my artist talents in the best possible way, or I am just as happy designing and making things.
    I love being outdoors in the sunshine, it warms my heart, gardening or building projects, would be great. I love cooking, especially healthy Thai food and anything veggie or vegan.
    I am computer literate and have very good IT skills.
    I have great people skills, I'd like to think I am warm and have empathy. I was a teacher of Art and Design Technology. So anything involving, teaching Art or English would be great! I can cook, clean, and help around the house. I don't mind getting my hands dirty and I am happy to chip in with anything that is needed to help. I have grown up children who are now in their 20's, so childminding wouldn't be a problem. I am a happy go lucky sort of person who is looking for a cultural experience and some great memories.

    I am also a children's face painter and body painter. If you have any parties or festivals, then I can help out with this.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Portugais: Débutant

    Plus de détails sur les langues qui m'intéressent
    I taught English online for two years during my time in the Açores and I am able to teach this to anyone who needs help to improve. I used to be an Art teacher and I am able to guide people through the art process. I'd really like to learn Spanish and improve my beginner Portuguese.

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  • Autres infos...

    I have some experience of rebuilding and refurbishing houses. I spent three years renovating my own house. I have many skills using wood. I am confident using electric and hand tools. I am learning to play djembe and I was part of a drum circle. I enjoy yoga, meditation and mindfulness. I enjoy being surrounded in nature, swimming in the sea and eating an organic plant based diet. I love being around uplifting, joyous, kind and loving human beings.

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies
      wheat/gluten in some flour based foods.

    • Régime alimentaire spécial
      I try to eat mainly plant based food wherever possible, but understand this is not always possible.

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