About the author
MARIA GILIOVA. If it were a CV there would be written: master of creative industries, bachelor of art-design, art teacher qualification, art therapy practitioner, photographer. But as an ordinary person I am a mother of two most wonderful children. Their smile and laughter are basically the greatest asset and my victory. Although I am an artist by nature who searches for depth, feeling, beauty and meaning in every moment. I fiercely fight my inner battles, rethinking them in my work and sharing my insights with the world around me. I've been creating since I was little. A small piece of paper with a ballpoint pen on which various characters kept appearing down to the smallest details has been replaced by many tools. I like to experiment creatively but watercolor pencils and watercolors are my favorites. I like to travel and get to know the world, both external and in the depths of a person. I like deep conversations, walks in the forest, by the lake or the ocean. I don't like to rush I appreciate slow mornings, drinking coffee with milk and toasted nut syrup. I appreciate the creative process and what it opens up. I admire the unexpected. Often when creating I have no idea what the final result will be but it is always about me and the experiences, environment and situations in which I have been, I am or will be. I love books but I hardly find time for them at the moment. One of my biggest dreams is to travel the world while sitting on a motorcycle holding my hands around my husband. Now I understand that true creativity is born in simple everyday life and in the depths of the human heart. And for that you don't need to have a million diplomas, just an open heart and a curious eye.