Not a lot people can say they are Instagram famous, but 87-year-old Concha Garcia Zaera is one of the very few that can. The grandmother’s new found talent of painting set the stage for her growing Instagram fan-base of more than 108,000 followers. These paintings are quite unique; Microsoft Paint is her canvas.
Zaera did not take much interest in the program until her husband became ill and she was forced to stay home with him. After getting antsy, she needed something to do with her time and that’s when she started her hobby of painting on Microsoft Paint.
When Zaera paints, it usually takes her two weeks to have a final product; in that time she focuses mostly on small aspects of the painting. Zaera revealed to El Mundo, “I began painting little things: first a house, the next day I’d add a mountain. Step by step, I was adding details. In the end, the result was a pretty thing.” Her inspiration comes from postcards once sent by her husband or pictures she finds interesting.
Thanks to one of her grandchildren, her work is now known by many people worldwide. Before being Instagram famous she would post pictures of her work on Facebook. Then her granddaughter thought Zaera would get a larger response on Instagram, so she opened an account for her. She states:
“I DO NOT UNDERSTAND VERY WELL WHY MY DRAWINGS DRAW SO MUCH ATTENTION, I THINK THEY ARE VERY SIMPLE THINGS.”
“I began painting little things: first, a house, the next day I’d add a mountain…”
“Step by step, I was adding details, and in the end, the result was a very pretty thing”
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