Hello dearest bored pandas! I am here to take you on a journey of my recent lifetime when everything was changed because I started to make some new kind of art!


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First of all, I should present myself to you. My full name is Cosmin Mihai Moraru, but everyone knows me as short, Miki. My friends got me into this and encourage me to write this self bio about my last 3 years and what I am doing as, if I can call it art.

In short words I wanna say first, that before starting what you will see further, 3 years in the past, I was in a very dark zone if my life, in a deep depression, with dark thoughts about myself and my future and in one of those moments everything was changed!

So let's begin by telling you this, I was on the edge of falling apart with my sanity, at the very right moment of it, I saw this girl, working at the coffee shop, a waitress, trying to carve with some white chalk on a blackboard the promotion of that day in their shop. In that moment I've realized that with all my background in art school and working at the time in a artshop store I can help her with that thing. At the moment I didn't think of it, what is called that and if I should do that, it was spontaneous and I was at her, asking for letting me do that job for nothing in exchange! It was my first blackboard I've ever drawn. It was really really awful drawing, but in that moment I realized I can go in every shop I know and do this job.

So after this moment, 3 years back, being in deep depression, very low on money, not really having a place to sleep, being as well kinda homeless at the time, I've seen light into my darkness and I stepped into a new path, fragile, scared and surrounded by negative people that they don't encourage me at the moment too much.

It was my lifeboat, but I don't wanna spoil more of this story by telling you, for now, all details that leaded to my near future. In simple words I've started like that and in a short long story it was like: I've got few jobs in my town, Cluj-Napoca, România, very hard because I didn't had a real background and a portoflio in this matter, after few months I've traveled to another city, just to do some other small projects, maked new friends a long the way that were very helpful, people started to notice me, I was invited to other cities in my country, events, music festivals, every work I've done it was better and better... And the magic moment was when, in 14 of September 2016 I was outside of my country for the first time, traveling with some friends, in Berlin, Germany. It was a magic moment, in my first half hour after I checked hotel room, I was drawing outside at this restaurant, my first draw signed with my name outside of Romania. Since that moment I've started to travel, around the Europe for now, as a work&travel artist and in my next articles I will share with you every details of this beautiful journey!

I want to share this with you because, maybe out there are people in distress like I was and maybe it can be a story that might save them from their darkness as it did for me! And also I want to show you few of my examples, as portofolio, of what and where I've done blackboards in last 3 years! Hopefully you'll enjoy it and please give me a feedback! Thanks for your time reading this!

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#1 You Can See This One In Amsterdam (October, 2017)

You Can See This One In Amsterdam (October, 2017)

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Belinda Bennett 2 weeks ago

I just realised you put a coffee bean in the word "roastery". Love it!

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#2 A Very Good Irish Breakfast (February, 2017)

A Very Good Irish Breakfast (February, 2017)

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Belinda Bennett 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this one. The shape actually makes it work really well

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#4 My First Paella (Summer, 2017)

My First Paella (Summer, 2017)

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Belinda Bennett 2 weeks ago

Great work. Keep it up. Nothing more pleasurable than a sign that just works

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#5 Summer Time (2016)

Summer Time (2016)

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Lucy J 2 weeks ago

Well, belinda I think it's great.

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#6 A Great Big Burger (April, 2017)

A Great Big Burger (April, 2017)

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Rebekah 2 weeks ago

That cow is looking into my soul.

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#7 First Burgers (October, 2016)

First Burgers (October, 2016)

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Tamara Laney 2 weeks ago

Love how he incorporates the food with the local scenery.

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#8 Very Cheesy Pizza (November, 2017)

Very Cheesy Pizza (November, 2017)

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ALIYAH ALLEN 2 weeks ago

even though it is drawn on a blackboard it still looks delicious.

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#10 Another Good Food (April, 2017)

Another Good Food (April, 2017)

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Rebekah 2 weeks ago

DAMN! That's so good!

#11 I've Made Happy This Guy In Barcelona Last Year (May, 2017)

I've Made Happy This Guy In Barcelona Last Year (May, 2017)

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Tamara Laney 2 weeks ago

Love how he used bright green in the sign to match the same green of the shop's wall.

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#12 First Improvement, From Classic Chalk To Chalk Water Based Markers! (May, 2015)

First Improvement, From Classic Chalk To Chalk Water Based Markers! (May, 2015)

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Belinda Bennett 2 weeks ago

I take it back. I like it. Didn't realise I could zoom in & see it properly

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#13 Freshman College Bar (September, 2015)

Freshman College Bar (September, 2015)

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 weeks ago

the 'Freshman' is conveniently placed to hide what might be an otherwise inappropriate term. Maybe it's my age, but that alone would give me pause about entering the establishment...

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#14 Using Classic Chalk! (April, 2015)

Using Classic Chalk! (April, 2015)

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Devin Robinson 2 weeks ago

This is really awesome! Stay strong and keep up the good work!

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#15 Nicely Done Beers (November, 2016)

Nicely Done Beers (November, 2016)

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Belinda Bennett 2 weeks ago

A lot of work has gone into the detail. Great work

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#16 One Of My First Realistic Food Draw (January, 2017)

One Of My First Realistic Food Draw (January, 2017)

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Linda Hobart 2 weeks ago

Did anyone ever offer to pay you for them? Because they're just exquisite

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#18 Showroom, Brasov (March, 2016)

Showroom, Brasov (March, 2016)

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Belinda Bennett 2 weeks ago

The chalk work on the containers look like they're knitted, they have so much detail, & the tear-away piece in the middle to separate it from the left side is gorgeous. I love this! I wish I had just 1/2 or a 1/4 if your talent

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