Author archives: Dimitri Zaik

  • Self Conscious Pachyderms

  • The Monday Trot Episode 2 The second round of trotting around the Island, while everybody else went to work on a Monday, was down to my own Jungle home - Uda Walawe. Stevie did have some trouble pronouncing the word but he should manage. Started off as two sleep deprived travellers with our faith[...]
  • Curls

  • Finally got down to it and gave my new Waocom Bamboo Tablet a whirl. What have I been drawing on all these years is pretty much the only question I have to ask. The feel is simply amazing. Time Spent : 6.5 Hours Redraws : None Layers - 5 Brushes : Camel Hair Flat/Round, Oil Flat/Round. Canvas[...]
  • The Right Wrong Person

  • We're all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you've been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some compleme[...]
  • Find Each Other

  • There's that day when you realize that everything that happened before that one person found you, probably happened to prepare you and to prepare everything, for that person's arrival. It's not that everything suddenly "makes sense" but it's more that you understand why this didn't work and that did[...]
  • The Girls

  • There is always going to be something about eight gorgeous girls. And then there is always going to be something and then so much more about eight gorgeously talented girls who will pick up eight instruments and get on a stage. And on that stage they play and sing for time, for times like these; [...]
  • Betrayal

  • No failure in Life, whether of love or money, is ever really that simple; it usually involves a type of a shadowy betrayal, buried in a secret, mass grave of shared hopes and dreams. That universal mass grave exists in a private cemetery that most... both those suffering from the loss, but especi[...]
  • I Believe

  • I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that kno[...]
  • Junkie

  • She was suffering the easily foreseeable consequences. Addiction is the hallmark of every infatuation - based love story. It all begins when the object of your adoration bestows upon you a heady, hallucinogenic dose of something you never dared to admit you wanted-an emotional speed-ball, perhaps[...]
  • The Girl In The Bookgloo

  •   One of the best things to  come out of the Gaiman/Blackberry "Calendar Of Tales" saga was actually building the bookgloo(an igloo made out of books). Kaci was the first to say "Me, me!" And jump in it for a priceless shot and I'm glad she took the honours. And to go with it the wond[...]
  • The Element Of Water

  • Artwork - “Element – Water Dance” by Anna Elissa  As a strong believer in elements, energies and the effect of magnetic reaction and being a pure water element my self this was one of the best writings I have found to date on Water. I found it sometime ago and spent the last two months looking fo[...]
Good Omens
  • Good Omens

  • Hello, Congratulations! We’re very pleased to announce that Neil has chosen your artwork as one of his runners-up for the month of May. This means that your image is going to be featured in the digital A Calendar of Tales experience (launching this April)... Woke up to two emails that started in[...]