Art Straight From the Heart
In a famous international school a workshop for all the teachers was conducted. The topic of the day was your favorite items. Most of the teachers couldn’t even come up with answers to half the questions. The instructor then changed the topic and questioned the ladies about what were their kids or husbands favorite items and the ladies just came to life. There were answers pouring in. It was at this time that the instructor made them understand that they are doing so many things for their family that they have completely forgotten themselves.
Isn’t this so true? Doesn’t it ring a bell in your head too? This was when we at Athenastake.com wanted to start the talent corner. Sure enough we did and the lady who came out first and shared her talent with us is my college classmate and close friend Umayal.
Life is beautiful and she wanted to enjoy the beauty of nature for prolonged periods of time. Sitting outside and enjoying nature is one luxury that we women cannot indulge in and so she decided to make nature a part of her life. This was when one day as she sat and saw some very beautiful greeting cards with awesome pictures on it and she felt that she could capture that beauty for a longer time by converting it into art.
Soon a picture of basket of flowers and fruits motivated her. There was a lot of running around and getting things set. She soon had her canvas and paints and all that she needed and most important of all she was charged up to venture out on this journey and enjoy. Soon from still art she moved to painting sceneries.
A week was all that was needed for her to see her finished paintings. She loved this time that she worked with paints. Whether it was freezing time, bringing out emotions via paints or just finding so much peace amidst all the tensions, Umayal felt all that while painting. Today this mother of two hasn’t given up on paintings yet. She does a little here and there, has tried her hand at cards and even quilling.
Everyone is not a Picasso or a Michelangelo but every one of us can use art to change the way our home looks and feels. Umayal has framed her paintings and sure enough her home looks awesome. What started out as making small paintings for friends and family members has become a vital part of her identity.
Motivation has many forms. Painting is the motivation that was needed for Umayal to fill up her life with the best of colors. If you wish to share your talents with us, please shoot us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Encouragement is the best form of motivation and so don’t forget to leave a comment about the beautiful paintings done. Whether its a positive or negative comment, all comments are welcome as it will motivate Umayal and many more of us to restart our talents, to restart spending time for ourselves and to restart a new chapter in life again.