Our Little Artists

Published: 02.01.2012


By Iris Rakovitzky

 

We all know how kids love to draw. Children’s drawings are an outlet for their fantasies, hopes and dreams, as well as their fears and concerns. It is their way of showing us, adults, how they view the world – and it’s often remarkable!

Our ‘Kids for Kids’ artists are children, just like ours, who love to draw and through their art allow us a pick into their everyday lives, their interests and wishes. Their art is a clear reflection of who they are.
 
We would like to introduce you to some of our little artists, and show you who is behind the beautiful designs you enjoy wearing.
 
The visionary and creator of the ‘Indian Bird of Hope’ print – Pooja from India. 
Pooja lives at the Tara Children Project (TCP) orphanage in Bodhgaya – a home for children affected by HIV that employs a holistic approach based on Buddhist derived principles and values.
TCP currently is a home for eleven children ages 6-12, of which Pooja is the youngest.
 
Pooja is a sweet, cheerful and mischievous little girl, who likes to play tricks on the other children, and turn everything into a game. She is self-confident and is not afraid to stand up for herself when needed. 
The green bird she painted is beautiful and free, just like her spirit.
 
 
 
 
The Mama Africa print was inspired by 15 years old Nondudzo Ndlanlada's lovely drawing.
Nondudzo is supported by Gone Rural boMake, a non-profit organization in Swaziland, Africa.
The NGO provides education and support for children and women in need. 
Nondudzo’s drawings demonstrate her sense of humor, optimism and strength even in light of the hardship she experienced in her young life.
 
 
 
 
Skhanyiso Mdzebele is another talented yound artist from Gone Rural boMake in Swaziland.
She drew such a beautiful drawing that we decided to make two prints inspired by her artwork, The Circle of Elephants and The Baby piggies!
16 years old Skhanyiso is an independent young girl who stands behind her decisions and beliefs.
 
 
 
 
 
Stay tuned for more stories…
We will bring you more about our little artists in the future as we expand our collection and give more children the opportunity to draw for us, and for our customers – the opportunity to get to know them and their lives.
 
Thanks to YOU we are Drawing a Brighter Future