Nowadays, some people consider that children have too much leisure time and in spite of wasting it, they should use it to do more school work. In my opinion, I think children should use their free time wisely to develop their skills not only in school work but also in their life. Firstly, we all know that people cannot keep on working all the time. We need to stop and relax ourselves. And after a long day in school, children also need to relax. In their free time, they can play games, have a small party or even talk to each other to refresh their mind and keep themselves away from the stressful atmosphere of the school. The games or sports that I play make me more reflexive, faster, and stronger both physically and mentally. For example in tennis, the player has to run, focus on the ball and swing the bat accurately at the same time.
Children can improve their body, their reflections and their brain at the same time. Another thing that I do in my free time is pottering around in the garden with my mother. She plants a fair bit of flowers and I enjoy helping her take care of them. It is a pleasure to feel the soil, prune the plants, remove the weeds and do the little things that help the plants grow better. It always fills me with wonder to watch seedlings germinate, leaves sprout and eventually grow to produce beautiful flowers. Social skills play an important part in me daily life.
People do not need to be good at their knowledge but they also need know how deal with people. With a large amount of free time, I have joined some social activities which can give me a lot of ideas about the right manners and attitudes for my future life. At night, I usually do a bit of reading before going to bed. Books are like little treasure chests. A lot of information and knowledge are to be found in them and all it takes is a bit of time spent reading them. This is certainly a very beneficial way to spend my free time. After a spot of reading, it is time for bed and on to another day.
How I Spend My Free Time
As a student, during the weekdays I am always busy with my school work. However, during the weekends I get a lot of free time which I normally spend painting as I prepare the coming week. I love painting my friend’s portraits, and sometimes they even ask me to go and decorate their bedrooms. When I was young, my dad used to paint landscapes, and we used to go out for walks with him. He once gave me a beautiful portrait that has been so inspiring to me, and I have never got rid of it. I love painting indoors because sometimes the weather out there gets too chilly. Painting is a great way to make things seem real. I imagine all kinds of things and paint like astonishing houses in heaven, hills, clouds and peoples’ faces. Sometimes I even visit exhibitions in our town and watch what real artists have offered.
People get pleased by my art, and at my age, I feel more motivated. However, I have one portrait of my mother which I painted during the last summer holiday. This picture has been one of my best arts I have ever done. My mother has been my greatest inspiration, and she encourages me to practice more. Moreover, ones my art teacher told me to draw a landscape of our school at the end of term holiday. This experience was so inspiring because the portrait was attractive and unique. I have my painting room at home where I keep my brushes, paintings and several other necessities. Before painting, I plan it accurately to get a better understanding of my object of study. For instance, I have an elephant portrait that took me one day to sketch its photo and to get to understand the outlines on its head. Then, I arranged the colors I need to complete my picture. Finally, what followed was building up my painting and generated an image that made me proud of myself.
I still have a lot of things I need to learn to advance my art skills. I understand that is different from writing. In drawing one can go out there, build up ideas, rub things and later come up with a more suitable picture. Drawing is more fun and exciting. When my weekends get boring, I usually have a way to cheer myself up. I love painting because it does not cost must and it is always fun. Drawing is also a way of presenting my creativity and requires a lot of practice and devotion. Hence, when I got my colors with me, I can never feel bored.
Drawing has become a big part of my life, but sometimes I fail to do much because of my studies. The little time I get I utilize it with a pencil, paper, and my brushes. The best part of my art is that no one taught me how to draw, I was just inspired by watching my father draw. I learned other concepts from art books, and with days I keep improving. Drawing has been my way of expressing my feelings and also tell people what I feel whenever I could not show it in words.
I believe that to present your art; you do not have to be the most significant artist. When you generate a unique picture, everyone is going to like it. And I want to show all students that there is a better way to spend their free time by investing in themselves. Therefore, in future, I know my painting skills will help me earn a living and also become a prominent artist.