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The story about

my art.

It all started on the 16th of February 2022.

I had a difficult time at that moment, knowing my Dad was really sick, so I needed some help. 

I had my first session with my psychologist, which was great, and at the end of our chat, she asked me: "And now, Miss Jelen, what are the plans for the rest of the day?"

I answered: "I think I would like to paint."

My psychologist: "That's a good idea."

Anna Jelen, the time expert, keynote speaker, artist, painter, writer, who creates moments in her laundry room by painting pictures next to washing machines.
Anna Jelen sitting on a washing machine next to her painting, in her art phase in the laundry room.

I hung up the phone and walked around the apartment. Where could I paint? But our apartment is harmonic, beautiful - it didn't seem like the right place.

A few minutes later, I found myself in the basement. In the laundry room. A cold and chaotic place. 

"Yes...." I thought. "That's the right place."


It's just a tiny corner in the laundry room, but I have spent hours every day down there since that day. I call it the #kellerphase (basementphase). 

I believe I'm addicted to it; when I wake up, I want to go there. When I go to bed, I can't wait to get back.


Whenever my work is done in the office - you'll find me in the basement. Of course, I remain active as a keynote speaker.

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