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Painting: have I found my new passion?

The other day,  I had a taster day at a store that offers multitude great decor, home accessories, ultimate gift ideas and amazing hints for your home decorations. Getting that opportunity not only did I spend the day at the store finding out more about their assortments, job requirements, and people but  it also contributed to me collecting some smart, creative and inspiring ideas.

I recently moved into a new rental apartment.  I kinda had a very clear idea in my head how I wanted the apartment to look like, but I didn’t know how to go about it. I spent a lot of time doing research, reading blog posts, visiting furniture stores and watching videos on YouTube. To my surprise, Youtube has got thousand’s of unique, simple and inexpensive decorating ideas and sense of design and style that are helpful, for even decorating small spaces that can be quite challenging.

However,  the more I watched them, the more confused I became. At the end of the day, i was torn and couldn’t even make a final decision about what I really wanted.

Nonetheless, spending the day in that store opened a door for me to discover I had a passion for painting. I had drawn and painted since i was 3, I played around with watercolors and acrylics, but it didn’t really “tic” for me. In My school years, I was required to take painting as mandatory for the Art&Craft lessons, but it was not something I really enjoyed doing. For me, reading has always been a favorite pastime of mine. It’s both relaxing and challenging – and the great thing about it is that you can never truly finish. There is always another thrilling journal to discover and always another artist or writer to enjoy.

After a long day of me working with them and showing a lot of enthusiasm, they seemed to have been pleased with me and to show their gratitude, they asked me to pick something worth 12 Euro as a gift. I looked around but picked a lot more than my gift’s worth, meaning to pay for the extra items.

Later that evening, I started with a tutorial program on Youtube about methods and materials, from dry media to ink, watercolor and oil paint. I watched the first episode of Bob Ross’s show on Youtube and felt charmed by him, his soothing voice and gentle demeanor encouraged me to paint my very own, to try and bring out the art hid at the bottom of me just as he says during his introduction.

So, I started to paint along with Bob. The moment I indulged deep into my artwork my thoughts, emotions, and the universe changed around me, though trying to paint like him was tough, he inspired me to keep going and it didn’t matter if it wasn’t perfect. As for the quality of my efforts, let’s just say I nailed it. I managed to make something brilliant and even if my plan failed, I guess Sometimes even a mistake made while painting may lead to the creation of a new masterpiece.  I learned, I shouldn’t  necessarily care much about the protocols and regulations in art. I took the challenge up and proceeded through.

Believe me creating an admirable work of art is not that easy. Giving shape and colors to what is on my mind – it’s a challenge I  had to accomplish. I was going through a multitude of emotions. The excitement of seeing my vision translate with hands, the tension of a measured stroke, the anxiety of using a new color, the confidence of a repeated brushstroke, the strain of a fine brush work, the want to create a balance, the pace of emotions within and a lot more. But one thing it was fun

Honestly, I was surprised when the first person expressed pleasure and enjoyment on sighting one of my canvases. I showed it to my friends and family, and they were quite impressed. It was a great way to build my self-esteem. I’m happy being surrounded by my own paintings

So, try something new today, focus on one strategy, and get really good at it.

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Until next time, stay healthy.

 

Xoxo

Cecil.

 

XOXO
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16 Responses
  • esther
    October 5, 2016

    So beautifully written …crazy how you can just stumble across your giftings.. do share the canvas xoxo
    http://www.lovekept.co.uk

    • Cecy
      October 6, 2016

      Thanks so much Esther!! I know it´s crazy right, I will definitely.

      Xo

      Cecy

  • Taylor
    October 5, 2016

    This artwork is AMAZING!
    Love this post as well!
    xo.
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

    • Waihuini
      October 14, 2016

      Thanks so much Taylor!
      Xo

      Cecy

  • Violette
    October 6, 2016

    Beautiful home decor! Love this canvas, would love to see more of your work!

    http://violettedaily.com/

    • Waihuini
      October 14, 2016

      Thank you so much, Violette! I will soon be sharing some more.

  • Paulina Piotrowska
    October 10, 2016

    White color everywhere is always good! in love

    http://moje-kreacje.blogspot.com/

    • Waihuini
      October 14, 2016

      True! Thanks you so much Paulina!

      Xo

      Cecy

  • Joti
    October 11, 2016

    How cool that you rediscovered a passion!!! Moving into a new place is so much fun, but it’s true that it’s overwhelming!

    • Waihuini
      October 14, 2016

      Hahaha I’m so happy that I did, and please don´t forget to share.

      Thanks you!

      Xo

      Cecy

  • yuka
    October 11, 2016

    That’s so cool. I’m currently looking for abstract pieces for my place too, and I think I may just give painting it on my own a try!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Waihuini
      October 14, 2016

      Thank you so much Yuka! It is very exciting. You will be happy being surrounded by my own paintings and don´t forget to share.

      Xo

      Cecy

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    October 14, 2016

    This artwork is stunning! I would love to have it in my house.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Waihuini
      October 14, 2016

      So True. Thank you Katherine!

  • Sharon Wu
    October 14, 2016

    Beautiful painting! My boyfriend and I did painting for a little while when we first moved into our apartment earlier this year too LOL! Things have gotten busy but I hope that we can make some time to paint again soon because it is quite relaxing and gets us in the zone in a different way 🙂 Thanks for the inspo! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/career/gig-industry-knowing-your-worth/

  • Work Life Balance
    October 20, 2016

    Wow, that painting is incredible. It’s important to find hobbies, so you can have a positive work/life balance and enjoy your time off. Glad you found a new passion!

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