A 90-year-old grandmother transforms a small village into an art gallery by painting flowers on the houses

Drawing, singing, gardening, DIY, lottery etc… There is no shortage of activities to keep retirees busy and their brains working. Creativity and movement are the keys to enjoying the last years of your life. This is precisely what our grandmother of the day does.

A 90-year-old grandmother transforms a small village into an art gallery by painting flowers on the houses

The town of Louka, located in southern Czechia, and its 918 citizens have a very special nonagenarian grandmother. She set out to give charm to her city. So, with the arrival of spring, this granny starts decorating the door and window frames with blue decorations. She has been doing this for thirty years now.

A 90-year-old grandmother transforms a small village into an art gallery by painting flowers on the houses

Anežka (Agnes) Kašpárková, formerly a farmer, took over from another woman who practiced the same activity. Using bluish color and a tiny brush, she creates complicated flower designs. Works of art from the Moravia region (southern Czechia) served as a source of inspiration.

A 90-year-old grandmother transforms a small village into an art gallery by painting flowers on the houses

The name of this woman painter is no longer a mystery, because the newspapers have covered this magnificent story. Despite the local and regional enthusiasm, she said she only worked for pleasure. “I’m just a simple artist,” she explained to Czech television channels, “I want to help.”

A 90-year-old grandmother transforms a small village into an art gallery by painting flowers on the houses

Indeed, age is ultimately just a simple number, especially when it comes to creativity. Doctor Jean_Marc Talpin, clinical psychologist, looks at the question of creativity and longevity.

A 90-year-old grandmother transforms a small village into an art gallery by painting flowers on the houses

He emphasizes that: “Being creative is a psychological necessity for older people. The creativity associated with aging is a certain awareness of our age and that of our loved ones, and an aspiration to create solutions and ways of being previously unknown.”

A 90-year-old grandmother transforms a small village into an art gallery by painting flowers on the houses

Intellectual motivation helps maintain brain functioning and limits decline through cognitive reserve.

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