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Reply #45 on: October 27, 2017, 02:39:12 AM
Therein lies the key.... it should be a pleasure.  O0
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Reply #46 on: October 27, 2017, 12:41:21 PM
Yes Val, I could not put my heart and soul into this day in and out if I did not love doing it. I can honestly say I have found my passion.
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Reply #47 on: October 27, 2017, 01:58:30 PM
To find and live one's passion is one of the greatest gifts of all.   :cloud9:   Good on you Zilpa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #48 on: October 27, 2017, 04:17:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A beautiful bright and happy Christmas Card and that is how it should be.  Lovely work Zilpa.    Patricia
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Reply #49 on: November 04, 2017, 03:30:30 PM
Zilpa - it’s so obvious how much fun your having!! And love the cards!! Mazel tov again on all you’re accomplishing!!
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Reply #50 on: November 10, 2017, 07:43:14 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Patricia and Sharon. There is never a dull moment, each day is different, with new people to talk to. The owner of the builing has a 7 year old daughter, who was asked by her friend if she could come over for a play date so that she can meet the artist. She told her mum she wants to be as good as me. That to me is worth more than any sale.


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Reply #51 on: November 10, 2017, 08:25:20 AM
Zilpa

What a cute story.  Yup, experiences like that make the day worthwhile.  Without even realizing it, you are mentoring the next generation of artists.

Good for you.

aloha

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Reply #52 on: November 10, 2017, 03:00:37 PM
Yes indeed, that is what it is about. I had never had so much fun as when sitting sketching or splattering paint with the local kids in places we have stopped. I gave away far too many of my good drawing pencils last year, but seeing the joy of what a single pencil and notebook can bring to a child is priceless. Especially when it doesn't involve schoolwork!  :2funny:

Those are the times when life truly is worthwhile.  O0
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Reply #53 on: November 23, 2017, 11:33:07 PM
You all amaze me with your generosity of spirit. Our local art teacher is a peculiar little old man who actively discourages the students from commenting on each other's work. We do, of course, behind his back.  >:D


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Reply #54 on: Today at 01:22:47 AM
 :thankyou: all, art is about sharing and encouraging. The more you give, the more you receive. The same little girl I mentioned earlier, was sitting painting with a small set of acrylic paints on printing paper, so I went home, got her a palette and some decent paper and a couple of little canvas boards I had laying around. It made her day, and every weekend she visits me in the gallery with a new painting she has done. I think I am marking time, till the parents take the building back for her to show her work in.


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Reply #55 on: Today at 01:52:40 AM
How lovely that you now have a potential partner for your gallery.... :flowers:


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Reply #56 on: Today at 03:39:04 AM
That's brilliant Zilpa. I can't help giving away my pencils especially when one of the kids shows real interest. Shall have to look into more decent sketchbooks soon!  ::)
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Reply #57 on: Today at 04:56:24 AM
What a lovely way to go broke, Val! ;D Maybe you should look for a sponsor to pay for the sketchbooks? would probably be nice for you to be able to keep a pencil or two  for yourself too otherwise we might never see another Val masterpiece!


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Reply #58 on: Today at 07:51:54 AM
Oh, such a cute story you shared, Zilpa.   Wonderful of you to encourage that little girl.

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