“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” Says an online quote and here is an inspiring story of creativity of a 90-year-old grandma…
During world-war 2 extensive painting of house walls was witnessed in a small Polish village called Zalipie.
The paintings done on every house of Poland had a motive behind it. And it was to cover soot marks caused by stove exhausts. Since poor ventilation was a common problem in those days stove stains was common in every house and to get rid of such stains people had resorted to artistic paintings of various forms. This led everything in town to be covered by flowers from houses, barns to bridges and churches. Since 1948 the village is conducting Painted Cottage Competition called as Malowana Chata. The purpose of this contest was to help Poland to psychologically recover from the atrocities that the people suffered during World War 2.
A similar spree of painting walls, window frames and doors with colorful flowers is carried out by a 90 year Grandma of Czech Republic Agnes Kasparkova who is tirelessly creating artistic flowers on every house of her hometown called Louka. This grandma is living example for the saying ‘Age is a mere number.’ And she is carrying out this creative work to soothe her passion and has no profit motive behind this act. She accepts the invitation of anyone in her hometown and gets ready to create flowers and designs of various forms on walls, windows, and doors to soothe the eyes of every onlooker.
Kalam Fan Club had brought an unsung heroic story of an old woman from the state of Karnataka in India called Salumarada Thimmaka http://kalamfanclub.com/saalumarada-thimmakka-the-106-year-old-woman-who-planted-over-8000-trees-in-65-years/ who had singlehandedly planted thousands of saplings on the roadside of her village to rejuvenate the ecosystem. The story of grandma Agnes Kasparkova of Czech Republic has a lot of resemblance to the work of Thimmakka from India with respect to dedication and passion with which both of them stuck to their mission. The passion of Agnes visible in each and every photograph sends a strong message that is –Creativity cannot diminish with age.
The post provides readers a glimpse of colorful artwork of Agnes but also her never-dying enthusiasm in creating such marvels.