Idleness makes hours pass slowly and years swiftly. Activity makes the hours short and the years long.
/Cesare Pavese “This business Of Living”, 1938/
Time flies and streams flow: are we going to stand by and watch them disappear?
Most of us have some daily duties, jobs, schedules, routine, obligations and problems. Fewer have achievements, satisfaction, passion, happiness and things that make this life a pleasurable experience.
I have noticed people who are passionate about something are simply better off. They are better off in many ways, not only because they don’t know what the boredom or wasted time is, but they have something more than just routine, duties and obligations.
Time really flies, and there are so many reasons to interact with life, not only watch it passing by. I am usually measuring my day by what I have accomplished. These don’t have to be always important things, but “accomplished” things. Watching TV, for instance is wasted time. Watering plants is an “accomplished” thing. Calling mom is an “accomplished” thing. Painting or sketching is an “accomplished” thing for sure.
Thus, the measuring units of my time are not only hours, days, months, years, but any accomplished things whether small or huge.
I am happy that my art classes allow other people accomplishing something, as well. That can be even to make a dream come true. I am obviously happy that spots for the fall art classes are already taken in spring.
I hope we will be able to arrange an exhibition of my students and my demo artworks either in October or December. The space is a bit of a problem, but we could probably solve it. Not all art which I am putting on this blog is finished works, but it is easy to understand: we all are unique and our creative speeds are distinctive.
The recent 6-week acrylic painting session is very successful, we are about to start the second project.
Daughters, mothers, friends and art lovers
Park and floral scene in acrylic
First time paintings for 5 students, 1 started attending my classes before
Pleasure and fun: everything together
Thursday night acrylic painting class
Not all paintings got to the finishing stage since it is summertime
Still requires some work, but they will get it done
Practicing more complicated objects is very useful
The collage view
Many very committed students had joined the Thursday class; lots of projects were done during September-May. The passion for art and creation is the common feature of all of my students. The inspiration is so vibrant in this studio that it is simply impossible not to paint, draw, sketch or create.