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    Galicia, Spain - desde Jul 2022
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  • Descrição

    Last minute Workawsy Andalucía/Mercia

    Buenos Dias - Bom Dia - Good Day :)

    I am an artist. My work is predominately murals on flat surfaces like walls. My style is colourful, surreal, visionary, graphic art. I love the freedom to create what ‘s in my imaginative mind, It’s a world where I can share this visually through a brush or paint stroke…

    I am looking to connect to hosts who need help with anything artistic, creative, e.g making things, murals, teaching, gardening cooking, or looking after everyone.

    I’d really like to learn some basic Spanish.

    I did my first workaway in July 2014 in Thailand where my journey began, immersed in the tropical jungle of Koh Lanta, staying in a bamboo hut - for me, this started an evolving journey around the world.

    (Here is a summary of the volunteer placements I’ve had).

    July 2014 in Thailand, working at 'clayzyhouse hostel' where everything was made from driftwood, clay and found materials.

    2014 I painted the signage for an art hostel in Koh Lanta. (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. Making 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 on a giant mosaic using tiles found from 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.

  • Interesses

    Montanhas
    Praia
    Naturaleza
    Camping
    Yoga/bem-estar
    Ciclismo
    Dança
    Atividades ao ar livre
    Caminhada
    Trabalho beneficente
    Jardinagem
    Carpintaria
    Sustentabilidade
    Animais
    Idiomas
    Arquitetura
    Arte e design
    Desenho e pintura
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  • Habilidades e conhecimento para compartilhar ou aprender

    Conhecimento de:  

    Manutenção geral
    Vida na fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais
    Hotelaria/turismo
    Trabalho beneficente
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
    Fazer companhia para idosos

    Poso ensinar:  

    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Projetos ambientais
    Prática de idiomas
    Projetos artísticos
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  • Quais são suas habilidades?

    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 spent 22 years in a high school teaching Art and Design technology. I love spending time with people from all sorts of different cultures and backgrounds.
    I love cooking, especially healthy food and anything veggie or vegan.
    I was an online English teacher. 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 am a happy go lucky sort of person who is looking for a cultural experience and some awesome memories for my book of ‘life’.

    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.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Português: Iniciante

    Mais detalhes sobre meu interesse em idiomas
    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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    50

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    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 unable to do heavy manual work.

    I am learning to play djembe and I was part of a drum circle.

    I enjoy yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

    I’m trying to be more present.

    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.

    I appreciate my alone time and need it sometimes - in order to recharge my batteries. :)

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    • Alergias
      Wheat

    • Dietas especiais
      No meat

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