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!

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
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3 years ago

Love it. Unique & fun

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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
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3 years ago

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

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A Gift For A Friend Birthday... Renamed Cocktails!

A Gift For A Friend Birthday... Renamed Cocktails!

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Devin Robinson
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3 years ago

idk why but I really like this one

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My First Paella (Summer, 2017)

My First Paella (Summer, 2017)

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Belinda Bennett
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3 years 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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Belinda Bennett
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3 years ago

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The only negative I have is that the last few letters of "enjoy" are a bit too small in comparison to every other word, that makes up the sentence

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#6

A Great Big Burger (April, 2017)

A Great Big Burger (April, 2017)

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Sara Kate MacFarland
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3 years ago

love the 'beef'

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#7

First Burgers (October, 2016)

First Burgers (October, 2016)

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Tamara Laney
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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#9

Another College Bar, In Another City, Iasi, Romania (March, 2016)

Another College Bar, In Another City, Iasi, Romania (March, 2016)

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Harry Bartlett
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3 years ago

the detail in the drinks is incredible!

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#10

Another Good Food (April, 2017)

Another Good Food (April, 2017)

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

DAMN! That's so good!

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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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Linda Hobart
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3 years ago

What a happy man!

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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
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3 years ago

It's a bit hard to read. Too much going on

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Freshman College Bar (September, 2015)

Freshman College Bar (September, 2015)

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Belinda Bennett
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3 years ago

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Too much on the board to know what it's advertising

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Using Classic Chalk! (April, 2015)

Using Classic Chalk! (April, 2015)

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Natalie Say
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3 years ago

If you're in Singapore, let me know. I will want to pay you to do some blackboarding work :)

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#15

Nicely Done Beers (November, 2016)

Nicely Done Beers (November, 2016)

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Belinda Bennett
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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Cocktails Of Barcelona (May, 2017)

Cocktails Of Barcelona (May, 2017)

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Sara Kate MacFarland
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3 years ago

Eye-catching and arresting...have to stop to read everything backwards

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Showroom, Brasov (March, 2016)

Showroom, Brasov (March, 2016)

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Belinda Bennett
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3 years 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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#19

Pastaaaaa De Bucharest!!! (Summer, 2017)

Pastaaaaa De Bucharest!!! (Summer, 2017)

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Great Friends, Good Food Ar Arrosticini (Summer, 2017)

Great Friends, Good Food Ar Arrosticini (Summer, 2017)

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Linda Hobart
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3 years ago

Excellent!

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#21

Drawing In Copenhegen At The "Local Bar" (March, 2017)

Drawing In Copenhegen At The "Local Bar" (March, 2017)

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Magpie
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3 years ago

Exquisite work, such clear and accurate edges.

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#22

Smokin' That Blackboard (Summer, 2017)

Smokin' That Blackboard (Summer, 2017)

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Belinda Bennett
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3 years ago

I like it! Only criticism is the spelling of the cheese "cheddar"

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#23

Copenhagen (April, 2017)

Copenhagen (April, 2017)

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Sara Kate MacFarland
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3 years ago

wow!

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#24

About Wine... (November, 2015)

About Wine... (November, 2015)

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Belinda Bennett
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3 years ago

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To hard to read

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#25

Another Sign With Beers (December, 2016)

Another Sign With Beers (December, 2016)

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My Very First Recorded Draw On A Blackboard With Classic Chalk (March, 2015)

My Very First Recorded Draw On A Blackboard With Classic Chalk (March, 2015)

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Tamara Laney
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3 years ago

Congratulations! You've really come a long way. So glad your talent and travel helped to bring you out of the darkness. Judging from all the pics posted, you are certainly a source of great Light to many many people!

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#27

Take Away This Coffe (November, 2016)

Take Away This Coffe (November, 2016)

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Magpie
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3 years ago

Elegant,

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Oslo, Norway (May, 2017)

Oslo, Norway (May, 2017)

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Martin Williams
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3 years ago

You are very talented! I'm an artist too and I know how therapeutic it can be when we are depressed, angry, etc. Taking out our frustrations on the paper, or in my case clay, makes me feel so much better. Good luck as you move forward!

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#29

Beers In Amsterdam (October, 2017)

Beers In Amsterdam (October, 2017)

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First Trip Outside Romania, Berlin, Germany (14 September, 2016)

First Trip Outside Romania, Berlin, Germany (14 September, 2016)

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Viki Banaszak
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3 years ago

They all look wonderful! What a great talent.

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