My students have frequently told how well my art classes are working for them. It is a great time not only for them, I have to admit that these classes have become an inevitable part of my week, as well. It almost feels like I am missing something during the vacations. Some students feel like real good friends to me since they have been coming to our weekly classes for about 3 years. I suppose, this is not only because of learning, it is fantastic to have this time together. It is true that we all have choice: we can kill our sadness or troubles in a company of a wine bottle, in a bar, dancing, doing sports, overeating or starving, walking in a park or creating something. These people have chosen to create something, to learn something and to have a very relaxing and enjoyable time.
We all know mothers who have brushes, paints and canvasses; they are however, not on their easels or painting desks. They are pushed deep in drawers or hidden in storage boxes for the day “when I have more time”. We know life is hectic; there are so many duties, obligations and tasks to deal with! Many years ago when I was in my thirties, I had an older woman as my friend. I was wondering often how she got everything done and had still time for concerts, outings, trips and visits to friends’ places. She told me this. “You know, dishes, laundry, cleaning: that is something endless, there’s always more of it and there’s never time enough to do it perfectly. I chose to simply take some time off when I need to and nothing too crucial has happened so far neither with our dishes, house, nor clothes. I realize, my house is not perfectly polished at some moments, but do I want to say at the end of the day all I did was cleaning, washing up dishes and doing work around the house? There’s more life out there, so I just had to disregard some not that urgent stuff and make nice things happen for me.” I followed this advice and ever since I had all weekends for doing something more than just routine duties.
One more thing is that we have to learn to say “no”. I have no time for this, and I no, I am not going to this event, and no, I’m not watching this. No, my dear family, I will not be cooking tonight since I have art class. That’s exactly how it works. Once in the studio, they are out of reach for all troubles and nuisances and annoying daily obligations, even phone conversations, bills and other provocative and stressful stuff. That takes care about a nice break during the week and that way one has always something to look for.
I painted this gift certificate as the second one for special occasions. I love that the receiver has something beautiful to look at. I’m not taking these certificates back; I’m only recording this in my register.
Some mothers already have it all, and it is not that easy to find a perfect gift for them. The best gift for many people nowadays is time for themselves or time for doing something peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable.
Gift certificate for art classes is a perfect solution for daughters who cannot spend a fortune for Mother’s Day, but would love to still give their mother a meaningful, valuable gift which does not get eaten up right away and does not wither within two next days.
Payments can be made in person, using e-mail transfer or Paypal.
The gift certificate can be picked up at the studio or I can send it to your e-mail.
Some of our projects for adult acrylic painting class, most students are beginners, besides
Liz has painted these
More flowers on hills