Wednesday, 11 June 2014


There are moments in life when nothing seems to work. It may be because you didn't get this promotion you deserved or you don't get on with your partner as well as you would wish to. 

You probably remember that ancient Greeks had a myth about Pandora. Olimpic gods gave her a box containing all the troubles and all the sorrows we can possibly imagine. When she opened the box they all flew out and spread over the entire world. 
That's how the Greeks explained why life is a struggle. 

But one of the versions of this myth says that there was also Hope in that box and Pandora managed to close it before Hope could escape. 

I definitely like this version the most and I wanted to make a painting which could be a kind of a symbol to remind myself and others that there is always hope. So I painted Pandora sitting on a globe in a minimalistic way with brownish colours resembling soil (because she was supposed to be the first woman on Earth and made of clay) and Hope shines through the box she holds in her hand. 

When I was painting it I was thinking about that quote from Ocean's Twelve: "Every problem is an opportunity in disguise". I totally agree with it and it proved true many times in my life. As long as we live, as long as we walk this Earth we can turn our problems into our allies if we use our imagination. And something that caused a trouble may become a source of new and better things to come. 
It's in our hands to make it happen.

"Pandora", 30x40 cm, oil on board


  1. This is an especially well done post. Each and every word we live - day by day and I agree. Love your "Pandora".

    1. Thank you, Saucy :)
      And every end can be a beginning.
      Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. It always helps me and I hope it can help others as well. After all we all have our ups and downs.
      Have a wonderful weekend, Terry :)