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A minute with Ioanna Kanari Papadopoulou Graphic artist and illustrator


Where do you live?
I live in Nicosia in a house with a big garden with my three children, my husband and our dog.

What did you have for breakfast?
I had a cup of coffee and a toast.

Describe your perfect day
At home with my children cooking, laughing, painting, reading and having a relaxing time.

Best book ever read?
The Jitterbug Perfume (1984) by Tom Robbins, because it’s a book about life but in a very twisted way combining sociology, religion, psychology, history, cooking, love and laughter!

Best childhood memory?
I have lots of memories as a child but the thing I remember vividly is the feeling of security and stableness I get as I recall my life as a child.

What is always in your fridge?
Eggs, vegetables, milk, juice, chocolate, butter.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
The music I listen to depends on my mood, so the range is wide. The main songs I have listened to in the last days are Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

What’s your spirit animal?
My spirit animal is the owl because I love reading and learning and I am a big fan of forests and trees.

What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my children and also that I was able to have my first personal exhibition few years ago.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
The last scene from the movie Dirty Dancing where Patrick Swayze comes to “save” Babe. I love that scene because it’s the best ending I saw in a romantic movie and also being saved by Patrick Swayze is something every teenage girl would want!

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
My grandparents because I miss them very much.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
To the beginning of the 20th century in Paris with all the painters of the Impressionism to watch history been written!

What is your greatest fear?
Loosing people I love.

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
It’s a long ride but it’s worth it.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Being bad to people and animals

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
I would cuddle on the sofa with my family telling stories, laughing and eating chocolates!


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