Putting final touches of #gold on a #painting #linandaras_art #golden #mimosa #drawing #hand #work #working #spring (at Linandara art & craft)
… trying to put more thought and effort in my Work, … Painting, Art, ArtWork, Acrylic Painting, Painting In Progress, Nature, Outdoors, Multi Colored, Trees, Blue Flowers, Branches, Spring, Green, My Art, Creativity, Work In Progress, Business, Day, No People, Backgrounds, Canvas, рисунок, Arte, Pintura by Alexandra Cook on EyeEm
… Bluebells, starting to appear. .. Work In Progress, Painting, Acrylic, Canvas, Art, ArtWork, Acrylic Painting, Spring, Work, Working, Miniature, Brush Strokes On Canvas, Blue, Green, Creativity, No People, Multi Colored, Day, Outdoors, Hazelwood, Wales, рисунок, рисую at Newtown by Alexandra Cook on EyeEm
… reorganizing the Studio, … Indoors , Workshop, Close-up, Day, No People, Artistic, Artist, Paint, Paintbrushes, Artist’s Studios, Artist’s Workshop, Vases, Sunlight, Natural Light, Still Life, Real Life, Workplace, Work, Tools, Tools Of The Trade, Brush, Brushes, Studios by Alexandra Cook on EyeEm
… my Makeshift Studio, with 5 Round, Paintings, of Newtown Powys, at various stages and a Sketch, of a Dolls Face, … Art, ArtWork, My Art, My Artwork, Handwriting , Studio, Brushes, Paint, Acrylic, Artist At Work, Acrylic Painting, Conservatory, рисунки, наброски, работа, Arte, Work, Multi Colored, Variation by Alexandra Cook on EyeEm
From time to time here in Wales I encounter an organization claiming to help people, including helping to find an income. And I think: “Great, that is what I need! Something I didn’t had for 16 years, despite having qualifications, skills and desires to do good. When I tried to create an independent business, I was hit so hard by rents and insurances, I had no hope to succeed. This must be different. ” I tell them how happy I am them I finally found something sounding friendly and helpful. They promise to help. One day. But before that time I have to volunteer, often alongside paid stuff (often much younger and less qualified than me), to help people… Some other people… I learned to dread the word volunteering… In the worst case, I wasted 4 years… I am starting to feel that all so called Social Enterprises, Community Benefit Societies, charities or whatever they call themselves are just smoke screens to support the “insiders” by using the naive and desperate ones like myself… I really hope I am wrong. Please, somebody, prove me wrong!
My talent and inclination for writing stories and keeping house were strong from the start, and my gift for and interest in music and sewing were weak; so that I doubt that I would ever have been a good seamstress or pianist, no matter how hard I worked. But nothing I know about how I learned to do the things I am good at doing leads me to believe that there are “secrets” to the piano or the sewing machine or any art I’m no good at. There is just the obstinate, continuous cultivation of a disposition, leading to skill in performance.
It likes it when you don’t depend on it. It will reward you every time you don’t act needy. It will chase you when you act like other things (passion, friendship, family, longevity) are more important to you. If your career is a bad boyfriend, it is healthy to remember you can always leave and go sleep with somebody else.
I don’t think I could wholeheartedly support a “help small/local business” cause. Not everybody have or need to have their own business. Who whould help the rest? Successful local business doesn’t nessesary mean better quality of life for the local people. It might, ideally, but that’s just an ideal.
I feel a bit repelled to join bunches of enterprising individuals all shouting “Buy from me!” or to be a lone one screaming or begging just like that. That’s not a right purpose of life.
People can still sell stuff and earn money along the way but the core message should be REALLY HONESTLY WHOLEHEARTEDLY people’s benefit. This cause I could join.