Tired of dull white wall?
Why not grab a brush and some paints to give it a splash of color, like what this grandma from the Czech Republic did?
Hailing from a tiny village of Louka, situated in the South Moravian region of the Czech Republic, 91-year-old Anežka, or Agnes Kašpárková, worked as an agricultural worker most of her life.
But as she retired, she spent her golden years beautifying the white walls of houses with her brush and paints—a craft she picked up from another woman named Manakova.
Agnes enjoyed painting floral motifs in bright blue paint on the facades of her neighbors’ windows and door frames in Louka.
And the results were simply gorgeous! The intricate folksy blue flower ornaments, inspired by traditional Moravian artwork, seemed to liven the white houses up.
Agnes started gaining fame in Czech and abroad ever since her special talent was made known online.
Despite the heap praise she’d received from people all around the world, Agnes remained humble. She opined she did the paintings out of pleasure and not for money.
“I am an artist,” Agnes told the Czech media. “I just enjoy it and I want to help.”
“I’m just doing what I like. I try to help decorate the world a bit,” she said, Tres Bohemes reported.
Agnes couldn’t imagine a life without work and liked to keep herself occupied.
She lived a life as a work of art till she passed away on Mar. 12, 2018.
In honor of Agnes, her beautiful works of art on the village’s 18th century chapel—her favorite building—will be preserved, according to the local mayor.
Agnes’ story serves to remind us it’s never too old to master a new craft.
So, start tapping into your inner creativity to make your golden years more enjoyable!