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A minute with Marina Stylianou Artist, of Handmade Artists


Where do you live?
I am based in Nicosia, living with my nine-year-old son

What did you have for breakfast?
Without coffee in the morning, I cannot function. So, iced latte caramel and then everything else.

Describe your perfect day
A perfect day for an artist of handmade products begins with the soft morning light streaming into their cozy studio. I’d begin by brewing a fresh cup of coffee and immersing myself in the ambiance of my creative sanctuary. Throughout the day, I’d lose track of time, completely engrossed in my craft, shaping and moulding beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. As the day winds down, I’d stand back to admire my creations, feeling a profound sense of accomplishment and contentment with the art I’ve brought into the world.

Best book ever read?
Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn. I recommend it. It will change your perspective and how you act in your life.

Best childhood memory?
When I was a child, some of my fondest memories revolved around spending time with my grandmother in the countryside. We would wake up with the sun, and together, we’d tend to the crops, nurturing the earth with care. I cherished those moments, feeding the animals and learning the rhythms of rural life from her. It was during these times that she taught me the art of preparing local products, sharing recipes passed down through generations. Those days with my grandmother, working the land and creating delicious homemade goods, remain etched in my heart as a testament to the simple joys of my upbringing.

What is always in your fridge?
Milk, water, ice cream!

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Greek music specifically Gelas by Apergis. I don’t know why this song is stuck in my head! Some days, I would also listen to Reggaeton songs.

What’s your spirit animal?
I have no clue!

What are you most proud of?
My son is my most precious achievement.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
The most iconic scene from The Notebook is the one where Noah takes Allie on a boat ride through a lake filled with swans.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Can Yaman – great actor and handsome guy

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
I will choose to go forward 100 years. I’m interested in knowing how the world would evolve regarding technology, education, climate changes etc

What is your greatest fear?
Time. So many things to do, but so little time.

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Be fearless

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Being stingy

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Spending the last day with my son in nature, singing and dancing!

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