Painting as a nature
Vacation is a time when I am given a lot of time, but I do not have time to spend only for myself. Nature is dazzlingly beautiful and everyone goes on vacation.
It's a great time to spend precious time with your family. From the point of view of an artist, it is also a period when the time to paint is lost. Spending time with my family and taking care of my children should be withheld from painting and enjoying the natural scenery.
But if I think about it the other way around, nature itself is a large canvas. I admire the picture of nature every day. Even if I can't draw, I might like to finish a painting by chance, but the scenery I see every day quenches my desire to paint for a while.
Being a painter means that every day you fight the desire to paint. When a picture is not drawn as expected, I feel depressed. This is a melancholy based on the desire to paint purely independent of the scenery and weather outside.
When I chose the life of a painter, in other ways I felt a real freedom. Because from the moment I made up my mind and declared myself a painter, I felt that the existence of something I had fought with in my heart was gone. It's because the other self who always told me to take a different path and draw a picture didn't say that anymore. I felt a sense of security as if my self was a perfect match. And I had a desire to become a good artist myself.
However, in the life of painting itself, there are so many things that I have to challenge and overcome. I have to fight the ambiguity that repeats every day. I have to prove myself and constantly improve myself.
And when I find out that it is difficult to actually get time to draw, write, or even read a book, I get very discouraged. But I know it well. There are a lot of people in this environment, and it is the fact that I may still be painting in a good environment.
Therefore, I should always be grateful, look around more, encourage ourselves, and walk again.
How to Find a Job You Will Love
Can I realistically make a living doing what I love? How do you find out what you like? We all know how important it is to do what we love, and we hear it all too often.
When you actually do what you love, you make good physical changes. Spending time doing things you love relieves stress and lifts your mood. This lively look and positive attitude can help you expand your social circle, as it's always full of endorphins and lively. It reduces stress-causing hormones and may help manage chronic pain. It can also improve heart health and improve quality of life.
In other words, in order to be good at something, you have to like it. This can be summed up in 4 words, “Do what you love” But just talking to people like that is not enough. ‘Doing what you love. (Doing what you love)' is much more complicated.
First, you are likely to hit a realistic wall. You may have to choose the next best option, not always the best, because you have to make a living right away. If you have to sacrifice the people around you and the resources around you to make your dreams come true, the problem will be even more complicated.
If so, is it possible to find work that one likes without feeling guilty while minimizing sacrifice without noticing the people around him?
If you are struggling to find your way in this best state, you are very lucky. That's because there are many people in the world who preach and shout to do what they love, but there aren't many people who can tell the truth about their situation. And to be honest, those who preach like that must have been very lucky. It's closer to the truth that most mediocrity people run into the countless walls of reality and have to compromise with reality or keep walking and feeling limited and desperate.
But why not even try to do what you love because it's difficult, difficult, realistically impossible, and you have to sacrifice a lot? That's not the case. Knowing all these realities, but facing the reality that there are many people walking even with a sigh, you can start with a lighter mind.
Because doing what you love can also require a lot of patience. If you want to do something you love and want to achieve, you should start right now. But one thing you should know. This requires time of patience under the immeasurable weight. And since the period of perseverance varies greatly from person to person, there is no way to know when tangible results will appear or whether compensation will be given to me for choosing this path. Nevertheless, there must be an absolute and inevitable reason to go that route.
Finding a job you love is very easy once you know and answer below questions:
1. What kind of work makes my heart beat strongly?
2. What kind of work did you feel most like yourself?
3. What was the least excuse for making a mistake?
4. What gives you the clear feeling you get as if you drink coffee early in the morning in a drowsy state?
5. What kind of work did you make the whole world look beautiful as if you were in love?
6. What has comforted you in your long loneliness and pain?
7. Do you think something is worth doing even if it makes less money?
8. When you were doing something, did you not have to compare yourself to others at least for that job?
9. What have you been doing for a long time overcoming boredom?
10. What have you been doing without expecting compliments or rewards from others?
The answer to the question just above is exactly what you want and like. And you can start working on it right away. But I already know. The fact that you are still doing the work that answered the question above. All you need to do is have more courage, believe in yourself, and keep going that way without doubting your convictions.
I would like to compare a person running towards a dream to a horse. Horses have round, large eyes located on both edges of their faces, so they can see without moving their heads, with a very wide range of about 350 degrees. This makes it easy to see objects approaching from behind without having to turn your head. Conversely, these characteristics make them very easily distracted. Therefore, to train a horse as a racehorse, adjust the blindfold to focus in one direction.
The eye mask is to partially block the view from the back and sides by attaching a cup-shaped leather or rubber material to the back of both eyes of the mask. Therefore, even if another horse follows from behind or from the side, it has the effect of making it invisible so that it can only see the front without anxiety. Adjust the size of the cup attached to the eye mask according to the level of fear or anxiety expressed by the horse.
To do what you love, you have to attach something like a horse's blindfold and run. If possible, it is recommended to peek into other people's lives as often as possible and not lose their energy and envy. It is recommended that you focus only on yourself and build up your inner assets so that you can run on the road you want to run.
This will allow you to focus on running for quite some time, long distances.
Doing what you love is exciting. But it's easy to overlook the patience and pain that it entails. This is why it seems like we all started from the same starting line, but some keep running, some give up after running, and some don't even dare to start. It is better to recognize these difficulties from the start and run. Understanding the reality as it is and running hard at the risk of running without any reward.
I, too, have chosen what I love, and I continue to do it, and I continue to walk with discouragement, anxiety, and doubts. Sometimes the road is not visible at all. Apparently, I was on this road, so I walked, but as I walked, there was no road. There are even times when you bring a shovel and dig the soil yourself to make a path.
The blog is what always gives me strength, motivation, and energy in times like these. Once you have decided what you like, it is very helpful to open a blog right away and write it down little by little. It has the same effect as renewing the promises you made to yourself every day.
And you will feel that the world you are thinking and creating becomes more concrete and deeper. I want to share the joy of doing what I love, documenting the process, and growing day by day.
Kind by a book about kindness with treepeas organization.
Today, I would like to introduce a book called. Kind" among children's books.
Most of all, I like the style of the artist who drew the illustrations for this book. Below is a picture of the first page of the book. Everyone has drawn an ideal image of kindness.
This book explains what kindness is and when it is needed with many examples of kindness.
Animals also need kindness and care around them. Animals also expressed the fact that they should show unconditional love and kindness.
The author wants this book to be read not only by children, but also by adults. The content below is good for adults who are self-centered and narcissistic and always want to stand out.
Kindness is needed in all occasions and everywhere, but especially with people who live in a different environment, a different culture, a different country than you do. If they speak different languages, they are curious and try to learn from each other. It is difficult if we are not kind to each other.
And above all, kindness is needed to help refugees or people in need, based on love for humanity.
What should be done if there are people who are forced to become refugees due to a situation such as the Ukrainian War? There are several answers through children's view in this children's book.
We are all worthy. Everyone deserves to be loved and should be respected as a person.
This children's book was published by a group created by women from six different countries named Three peas. That's why it tells you how to get along with people from different countries, different languages and cultures, and what kind of attitude you should have.
As you raise your child, you can see different parenting styles. I see parents who create a small group of them and allow them to play only in their groupmate. Children raised by parents with limited mindsets and philosophies may find it difficult to create a society with children from other countries and languages. This book is a book I would recommend to parents and children living in isolation with a limiting attitude.
The Tree peas are a group of friends from different backgrounds who felt exasperated and upset about the plight of people fleeing war and/or persecution in Syria and other war-torn countries. Together they decided to act to make a difference.
Three Peas was founded in 2016 to support those who have had to leave their lives behind. Unable to go back home, most cannot move forward either. They somehow have to survive while stuck between borders.
Over the years they have established strong partnerships on the ground in Greece.
Educational theatre, storytelling and Arts
Why is creative thinking so important? Creativity is one of the most important characteristics of human life and can make you mentally more active, curious, optimistic and innovative. Creative thinkers see problems as exciting puzzles they are trying to solve, not challenges.
If so, what kind of experience would be the most helpful to students' creativity? Experience with a work of art will be the best experience (Parsons & Blocker, 1993). Art is fundamentally a way of knowing. Only emotions, not intellect, were used as tools of knowledge (Goodman, 1968). While science acquires knowledge of a certain situation by examining it in parts, art acquires the situation and its sensibility as whole knowledge (Langer, 1957).
Educational plays are literally plays used for education. Theater is a field of art, but if it is brought into an educational situation, it becomes an educational theater. It's just that the subject is changed. Educational plays have the main purpose of education, and plays have a function as a tool for education. There are many examples of the application of drama to educational activities. However, it is in the middle of the 20th century that it began to be applied to professional research and teaching under the name of 'educational drama'.
While drawing, I realized that simply drawing, that is, living a life close to art, does not mean just honing and developing drawing skills and striving to stand out from the public. In fact, to be honest, technical acquisition can go up to a certain level even if you study through YouTube.
While drawing for ten years, I thought a lot about how to draw really well. Should I start again with art school? It was very natural for me to think like this, because attending art college was my childhood dream.
However, as I drew closer to the joy and achievement of painting, I became more interested in the educational effects of art. And rather than trying to imitate, envy, and follow other people's skills, I decided to look into my own inner self and become the subject of myself and deepen the depth of my artistic world.
In other words, there is too much information in this world and there are many hidden masters. You will be surprised if you just grab the edge and take a look at the experts in your field and their achievements. Even just looking at YouTube without looking far away, it is full of people who claim to be experts or experts in their respective fields.
If you try to follow them as a model, you'll find that there's actually more to learn and more than you think. Also, the moment you feel you've mastered it to some extent, it instantly turns into the word "fashion".
If you do this over and over again, you run the risk of chasing after others for the rest of your life. In the end, you may end up looking at the backside of what you are looking for without ever finding yourself, your path, what you like, what you must do like a mission, or what only you can truly do.
Of course what I'm saying now applies to me as well. I also took this seriously. If I become myself, and I don't know enough about myself and I don't have confidence in myself, there's no point in mimicking and chasing after me.
In other words, as I discovered that there is my way in art, I want to explore it slowly. In this regard, I would like to go to graduate school to study more. The graduate school I entered is a master's program and is a two-year, online course. I think it is a good opportunity to continue studying without being burdened with the fact that it is not possible to use the time easily and that is, I want a flexible time.
Most of all, thank you for giving me time to study.
The snow queen by Vladyslav Yerko
Vladyslav Yerko is as one of the most successful Ukrainian interpreters of the world classics, and acclaimed master of graphic arts Ukrainian Section IBBY highly recommends Vladyslav Yerko for Hans Christian Andersen Award. He has been a member of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists since 1989. Books with illustrations of Vladyslav Yerko were published in 20 countries.
Perhaps, there are not so many people in Ukraine and in the world, who don’t know name of Vladyslav Yerko. “The Snow Queen” with his illustrations is published from Great Britain to South Korea and received a lot of appreciative comments and awards.
The pictures below are some of his works of fairy tales by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
As you can see from the picture above, his painting style is very realistic and detailed, and contains images that have a lot of meaning on one screen. Crossing between reality and fantasy, even looking at just one picture, you fall into the illusion that you are reading a book. Children who like to let their imagination run wild will have many dreams for a long time looking at his paintings.
His colorful, exquisite, emotional illustrations attract everyone, who just open his books. The artist does not depict the plot of the text, but fills it with emotions, visual details, thousands of shades and lines.
However, although he was an illustrator who drew such fantastic, mythologically beautiful pictures, when he actually made his paintings known to each publisher, he had to be rejected because of the complexity and numerous details of the paintings.
Perhaps, from the standpoint of a publishing company that prints and sells, they prefer animated pictures that are easy to read and consume rather than artistic pictures like his paintings.
But the reader's eyes were different and accurate. Within just a few years, the Snow Queen, the fairy tale of Andersen's fairy tale with which he painted, made it into the UK Christmas gift wish list. And it wasn't long before his illustrations exploded in popularity, making him the most successful illustrator.
However, he doesn't like appeal as a superstar. He is skeptical of his work and does not like to praise himself and at the same time dislike being criticized.
He said, “I deeply enjoy the process. And what happens later doesn't bother me.”
Until he understood that he had created his own style and found his own right path. Codes and symbols intertwined in the course of a long work, depicting the artist's reflection.
If you are interested in his paintings and want to know more details, the site below will help you. It contains detailed descriptions of his statements, achievements, career and publications, as well as his biography.
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The following is a collection of pictures that personally moved me.
Looking at the pictures above, I think it is the most beautiful children's book in the world. I bought it for my daughter because I wanted to keep it personally. When the picture book arrives, I would like to share the contents one by one.
Myungja Anna Koh