My name is Petra and I like to use the name Caroline as my pseudo name. It seems that I like to confuse people, because everyone ask me: “Should I call you Petra or Caroline?” When I was 9 years old I wrote my first book (in Czech language) and the name of main character is Karolina. (Czech version of the name Caroline.) I am working on a book now and one of the main characters has name Caroline too. Only few people read first few pages from the draft of my book and all of them asked me the same question: “Is Caroline in the book YOU?” The answer to that is: Karolina, Caroline and ME Caroline are 3 very different people. I just love the name. So don’t hesitate to call me Caroline or Petra if you like.
Despite the fact that my first language is Czech I decided to write my blog in English. In 2008 I relocated from the Czech republic to Ireland. At the time my English was very basic. I remember that it was very hard for me to fill any form, because I did not know what to write in the box for first name, second name and surname. The weather in Ireland was quite colder than I expected in August, so I went to the shop to buy some sweater. A lady, worker at the shop, asked me if I need any help. I said: “Yes I would like to be hot.” She showed me some sexy night wear. I was staring at her and thinking: “Is this what Irish wear when its cold outside?How this would keep me warm?” Yeah, funny was my English. I was looking for a sweater and did not know what the word ‘hot’ mean in that contest.
Well, I study and study and my English language is still not perfect. And sometimes it can be funny. But I am improving month by month. In 2012 I started study Business and management at Dublin Institute of Technology. It is really hard for me to study and learn in English. I am full-time student, single mum, in country without my parents to help me mind my kids, so I have very busy life. I know many bloggers have the goal to write a post everyday. Well, my goal is just to write, anytime as much as I can.
And no matter how busy my life is I will keep writing and never give up or abandon my blog. So if you are waiting for a post in category that you like a little bit longer, just bare with me please.
Little bit about some Categories and what I write about in each of them:
Little photoshoots in Fairview park:
Fairview park is very close to my house and I go there with my kids and with our dog quite often. We meet many dogs and I like to take pictures of dogs in action and write little articles about it. Link to this category:
I would like to do a little quick oil painting exercise everyday and write about it. It takes about 40 to 60 minutes to do the exercise. Then I would take a picture, edit the picture, add water mark and download it to my WordPress page. It would take me at least 2 hours to write few sentences about it and post it. It is really hard to find 3 hour everyday to do this, but it is my goal to do painting exercise everyday. I just have to keep trying. Here is link to this category, you can have a look what I have done so far:
In this category I would like to write everything related to kids, parenting and school events. For example photoshoots with kids.
I support charity called “SAVE THE FROGS.” All events and activities related to the art contest will be in this category.
My blogging journey:
If you want to know more about me, this category is just for you. I write here about how and why I started blogging, who influenced me. You can also find some blogging tips here:
That was just few words about some of my categories. Have a look at the HOME page for more.
My thoughts and what I wrote at the day I created this blog:
Sometimes it is good to stop, take a deep breath and do something you love, even if it is just for few minutes. It took me so many years to realize that. And here I am, finally doing what I love…writing and taking pictures, documenting everything for you so I can share everything with you …my paintings, drawings, photographs, projects and all the little creations that me, my kids, my friends and even our dog are part of.
Am I an artist?
I think everyone who can hold a brush can paint. Few years ago I saw dolphin painting picture. Yeah, really. It was in Spain on holiday with my kids. We saw lovely dolphin show and the dolphin painted quite nice picture. I don’t know if it was acrylics or oil, don’t ask me that question. But is he an artist or just painter? And here we are. Everyone can paint but not everyone can be a good artist. In my heart I proudly see myself as an artist. I studied some art at school and I got leaving certificate from practical art. I learned at school how to teach young people and children paint , draw and how to be creative. I worked about a year as teacher on primary school in the Czech republic and I used some of my creative skills when I was working as manager in sales and marketing. But just recently, in March 2015 I started to paint regularly. I really enjoy it. It helps me relax and clear my mind, express my feelings and bring happiness to my heart and for others.
I believe that an artist was born inside me this year in March like a little seed that was planted and wants to grow.
You can witness and be part of my change from painter to an artist here on this blog and on my other social media. Let me know what you think or feel about my work and my art. And if you think you are an artist too, or on the way to be an artist, connect with me and lets share our experiences and support each other.
Everything has its beginning, lets start the journey….
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