The rules of the Pyjama Day - Acrylic paint, ink and heavy paper on reclaimed wood
The rules of the Pyjama Day. Acrylic paint, ink and heavy paper on reclaimed wood. 42 x 30cm. (17 x 12 inches.)
Heaps of cultures have days when we are not supposed to do any work. These days off are essential to our survival, and make the difference between merely surviving and actually thriving. I think it's no accident that so many religions have incorporated compulsory rest days. They work. But here we are now, in the 21st century, where life just gets busier and busier, and we have less inclination to follow religious rules. More than ever, we need the day off.
For me, it's the pyjama day. The golden rule of the pyjama day, in my book, is not so much the pyjamas, but that you take a day off from doing what you should do, and instead you do what you WANT to do. Try it. It's surprisingly challenging, actually. You have to listen to yourself, figure out what it is you FEEL like doing. But when I've been doing that for a whole day, most times, by around 4pm, something in me shifts. I feel new, vibrant, inspired. I'm often happy to knock off some little job that I couldn't face before.
When it's been a while, I forget about the pyjama day. Weeks and weeks go past and it doesn't occur to me. That's why I've painted this. It's something to put on the wall, a reminder to take the time out, to connect with yourself and spend some time free of obligations.
This piece is painted on heavy paper - it will fit a standard A3 size frame, or if you like I can mount it onto wood for you.
It is signed with my Fixie stamp on the front, and is sprayed with a protective coating so that your investment will last for years.
This painting is copyright Asphyxia. Purchasing the painting does not confer copyright to you, and you may not reproduce it in hard copy in any form. You may post a photo of it online if you credit me and provide a link back to my shop.
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