Our hometown is something special to all of us, it doesn’t matter if we decide to stay in it during our adult lives or if we live very far away, the place where we grew up is always going to have a precious place in our hearts.
While most of us only contribute to the economy of the city by investing in it, this 90-year-old grandma takes the love for her village one step further and helps make the place even more beautiful.
90-year-old resident of Louka, in the Czech Republic, spends her time beautifying the walls of her village, making her neighborhood and hometown even more interesting and special.
Anežka (Agnes) Kašpárková, a former agricultural worker, spends her days painting the houses of her hometown with beautiful blue flower ornaments as a hobby, taking up a tradition from another local woman who had been doing the same for years.
Though she pauses every winter due to the cold climate, when the warmer season strike she’s back beautifying the white Moravian (southern Czech) houses, during almost every spring and summer.
To make these beautiful murals on the village’s walls, Kašpárková uses only a single shade of blue-ultramarine, a small brush and lots of creativity. The floral patterns are inspired by a traditional Moravian artwork, which complements the place’s architecture and makes the buildings stand out.
One of her favorite places to paint is the village chapel, pictured above, which gets annual touch-ups by the artist, as she springs up on the scaffolding and paints a beautiful flowery motif across the entire facade.
Using only her imagination and intuition, she doesn’t plan out her paintings in advance, instead she lets her brush and fantasy decide how the result will look. Her colorful flower garlands reminds us that it’s never too late to demonstrate and express your creativity.
Check out the beautiful traditional paintings in detail:
Even at 90 years old, Kasparkova spends her free time painting decorative flower motifs in the Czech village of Louka, beautifying the walls of her neighbor’s buildings.
Even though she became kind of famous locally and nationwide, Agnes stays humble and keeps doing her paintings. According to Czech media, she says she does it only for pleasure. “I am an artist,” she said. “I just enjoy it and I want to help.”
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