Artwork by Marie Ange
I’M NEVER GIVING UP!
MY DREAM IS STILL ALIVE!!
Hello dear friends. Its Marie once Ange again.
After competing twice and not getting a place into the academy I gave up and vowed to NEVER try again.
However a few days ago a dear friend encouraged me to try once again. I realized that giving up my dream of becoming a world famous artist through the academy’s help would be betraying the trust that hundreds of street children and orphans have placed in me as an artist who give them hope and encouragement as I reach out to them weekly through my art.
I thank all who voted for me in the last art academy competition.
Though I didn’t win to be part of the academy the last two times I still have my dream in front of my eyes.
That dream is to learn drawing from a world famous academy so that I can in turn teach art to the many talented street children whom my husband and reach out to each week. We have established art clubs across the city streets of Nairobi and rescue centres and through art these children and young people can have a better livelihood.
Through art therapy many are getting off drugs too.
Also through selling my art I can support our feeding, accommodation, education and reintegration programs of the street children and families.
I’ve done the portrait above to say thank you to my dear friend who has encouraged me to try getting into the art academy again.
My joining the academy will also help me do better drawings, which can sell better to support our work.
I don’t have much time left in the competition but through your help I will win this time.
Together, we can make this dream come true.
Please vote, vote, vote.