On a personal level this has been one of the most gratifying things for me since I’ve been here. Having the opportunity to share art with the street kids (and even some elders) of Sta. Mesa was a true honor. I must admit, it was hard at first to get all the kids to come in and play, draw, paint, craft and even just talk to us, but in the end it became truly overwhelming…in the best way.
Being able to have had the opportunity to recently work with youth and now young children in relation to art, it keeps reinstating how important it is to foster the interests of children. Witnessing the excitement for chalk and paint was beyond my fathom, seeing the concentration and love being put into each and every piece done by each child individually was super passionate and fulfilling.
I know there’s this “stereotype” that all Filipino’s want their children to only become Doctors or Nurse’s – however, even though there is proof that this holds through a lot it still doesn’t stand in all cases.
The arts is a beautiful thing, the freedom of expression through visuals is a gift, the desire to create is captivating and the love for inspiration is never ending.
i am so inspired by your little things.