Maybe in 2018. Why not? Happy new year and thanks a million.

A rainy Saturday afternoon in the wonderful resort of Alanya.

We left behind the summer'17 season only a few weeks ago and now we are preparing to leave behind the year 2017.

Historic Castle of Alanya. An inspiration for our gourd lamps on its own.

Although it has been a successful year for 'Rising Star' (with a few hick-ups), I don't feel the same for the humanity. I don't necessarily think that it has gone worse but definitely no improvement. Why do I think the humanity hasn't gone worse? Because I believe that it has always been this way. I look back in history and I see the same troubles, same conflicts and same horror in all parts of the world. I believe in this dying age just the scale is increased and with the help of technology we just know and hear more. It has always been this way.

Wonderful marina of Alanya. Another source of inspiration of our gourd craft

Yet 'hope' is the only thing that I keep feeding within my soul. Something which I never give up. I usually think that giving up on 'hope' is giving up on living/life. I would consider that some sort of an emotional suicide. And that's why I don't give up on hoping for the human race either. I don't think any of us want troubles but it is generally the politics, the religion or money/poverty what creates these problems. Of course, I ignore some idiots who are either brainwashed or chasing an impossible dream. I hope for all of us.

Let me go back to Rising Star and don't take too much of your precious time detailing the ...... surrounding us.

The One and Only. Gourd lamp designed for Valentines Day