October 2012 | Art School in Budapest Art School in Budapest: October 2012

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

What is Your Dream?

   L ast summer, during my stay at the NVC summer festival at Kapelle op-den Bos, Belgium, I met Monique Block, a tiny old woman with smiling blue eyes. Even though we would exchange only a few kind sentences during my kitchen chores or while she was pruning flowers in the garden, I felt  a silent warm connection between her and me. With time I learned that this fragile old woman was actually the founder of  Koningsteen, the place where the summer festival was taking place and the place that bewitched me with the love and care I felt coming out of it's every corner - from the way grass was cut to the selection of pillows and books in the reading room. Before I left the place I went to her to say goodbye. She hugged me, then looked in my eyes and said: "Have big dreams! Do not have small dreams. Small dreams don't come true. Only big dreams come true."

  Nearly three months have passed since then and still I get goose bumps every time I remember her words. She definitely made me think about what I really want in my life, she made me realize that I had actually been terrified of the idea of having big dreams, and she made me believe that anything was possible if only I dared.  Actually it was the way the grass was cut in Koningsteen and the way I felt when I looked in her eyes that made me believe again that dreams do come true.

   I have still not figured out what my big dream is. I guess, it will take some time till I do. In the meantime, I go around and ask people: " What is your dream?" and then I lay back and enjoy, observing the sparkle lightening up their eyes and how the words they speak start filling with life. It seems to me that so many of us have dreams, big dream -  sometimes we just need someone to remind us that it is possible. 


·There is the possibility to join courses at ASiB in the middle of the semester. To check the list of courses, timetables, and availability, please click here or contact Barbara Guttman at : artschoolbudapest@gmail.com

· Art School in Budapest will be closed for the fall break between October 22nd and 29th. Lessons will continue according to the usual schedule on Tuesday, October 30th. Please note that the next Evening Nude lesson will be held on Tuesday, October 30th, while the next Creative Drawing lesson will be on Tuesday,  November 6th.

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