Pinturas

Amo pintar! Ainda tenho muito que aprender, mas AMO PINTAR!! Só o estar a escrever está me a dar vontade de pintar.

Primeiro há que preparar o ambiente. Pôr música a tocar, geralmente ponho a minha lista do itunes a tocar aleatoriamente; acender uma ou outra vela; preparar o cavalete, a tela, os pincéis e as espátulas, as tintas e as massas e a água. Sentas-te em frente a tela e ficas a olhar durante uns minutos (ou mais, se faltar a inspiração), como se estivesses a imaginar o resultado final. Mas nesses minutos, tu entraste ‘in the zone’. Tudo à tua volta continua, mas tu paraste no tempo. Estás na tua bolha. A tua cabeça está a mil, imaginação e a criatividade a explodirem. Começas a dar pinceladas no ar e pensas nas cores que queres escolher. E de alguma forma sentes que tens tudo para começar.

Um click liga-te de volta ao mundo e a primeira pincelada aparece na tela. A partir daí, são horas e horas de uma sessão terapêutica em que a tela é o alvo das tuas emoções e pensamentos.


Ao longo dos anos tenho pintado uma tela ou outra, dependendo da fase em que estou (se tinha tempo ou não), algumas ia oferecendo, outras guardava.

Mas o que me deu mais gozo foi, sem dúvida, uma oportunidade que me foi dada de pintar umas 20 telas, num curto espaço de tempo. Isto coincidiu com a abertura do IKEA, porque lembro me que era uma encomenda para uma loja, onde as pessoas podiam comprar telas giras e baratas para decorar a casa.

Tive total liberdade para pintar o que quisesse. E foi optimo!! Fiz umas pesquisas em busca de inspiração e mãos à obra! Eu acho que nem fui paga mas nem interessa. Repetia!! Quando fazemos aquilo que gostamos não se dá tanto valor à parte monetária.

“… and suddenly you know: it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” Meister Eckhart, Filósofo 


Paintings

I love to paint! I still have a lot to learn, but I LOVE PAINTING! Just by talking about it, I feel like doing it.

First, you need to set up the atmosphere. Put some music on – generally I put on my iTunes playlist on shuffle; light up a candle or two; prepare the easel, the canvas, the paint brushes and the spatulas, the paint and the pastes and the water. You sit in front of your canvas and just look at it for a few minutes (or more if you lack the inspiration), as if you were imagining the final result. But in those minutes, you are ‘in the zone’. Everything around you continues, but you stopped in time. You’re in your bubble. Your head is busy with creativity and imagination bursting. You start doing brush strokes in the air and think of the colors you want to choose. And somehow you feel you have everything to start.

A click connects you to the world and the first brush stroke comes up on your canvas. From that moment, it’s hours and hours of a therapy session in which your canvas is the target of your emotions and thoughts.

Throughout the years I have been doing a painting or so, depending on the phase I am in (if I have time or not). Some I would offer as a gift, others I would keep.

But what I’ve enjoyed the most was, without a doubt, this opportunity I was once given, to paint around 20 canvasses in just a few weeks time. This was at the same time IKEA opened, because I remember it being an order for a store where people could buy nice and cheap paintings to decorate their houses.

I had total freedom to paint what I wanted. And it was amazing! I did some research to get inspired and got to it! I think I didn’t even get paid for it, but it doesn’t even matter. I would do it again! When we do something we love, money loses its importance.

“… and suddenly you know: it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” Meister Eckhart, Philosopher

 

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