Hey artsy people! I'm Amy, the newest member of the Art Relief International team. I'm originally from frozen Canada, but my new home for the next 3 months is the hot and beautiful - Chiang Mai, Thailand!
In my first week here I had the pleasure of doing an art workshop with the kids at Hope Home. Before I got there I was warned about the high levels of cuteness I would have to endure. I was still blown away!
It was a great chance to meet and play with each of the kids, as today's workshop was centered around them. Fellow volunteers had prepared personalized T-shirts with stencils of the kid's names on them as well as images that matched their bright personalities!
All we did was stick the stencils on and let them take creative control! I worked with Yim as she painted her sunshiny T-shirt. She seemed to like painting our toes and fingers better than the given canvas.
Luckily this time Phil had some protective baggies so his chair wouldn't get quite as messy. But it seems none of the kids can stand to have their creativity stifled by a clean work environment.
Out of all the mess came some beautiful finished apparel after we removed the stencils!
I had a blast getting to know all these children and can't wait for the next opportunity to make a beautiful mess with them!
Peace and love from Thailand, Amy :)