I actually started acrylic painting just recently. As always, I was hooked on by a website that fished up among the vast research results. It was one of the How-to guides.  I began learning at the painting classes that it referred to. I am thankful for this kind of classes since they allow me to learn what I wish to learn, at my pace.

And acryl paint can be used on nontraditional materials such as rocks, plastics, and cloths, as well as papers, so its unique shine entertains me with different charm than oil and water painting.

I now see that there are probably so many “chances” simply laying there, everywhere. And I wonder, how many “chances” did I miss. I hope absolutely not to miss it anymore.

I bet van Gogh would have never imagined the internet era such as ours. Did he ever fantasize about his paintings being sold with an unimaginable price? Charming so many people, receiving so many praises, ever so carefully tended to so that the paint will not dry.

But, as he said in his 1882, July 21st, mail to Theo from Hague:
“What am I in the eyes of most people – a nonentity, an eccentric or an unpleasant person – somebody who has no position in society and never will have, in short, the lowest of the low.

All right, then – even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.”
… and it became true. 



多分、人生にはいろんな「チャンス」がごろごろしているのだろう。そして何度、その「チャンス」を私は逃してきたことだろう。でも もう絶対、逃したくないと思う。





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