Now if you are an artist, I’m sure you know what it is like to be taken over by the desire to do nothing but paint and create what inspires you. Then there are the times you feel you need to create because of other people or because of a deadline, or even for business. It happens, we don’t like it (not at all) but it does. So what happens when you feel inspired by something and it lines up with you goals? Happiness… I think so. The reason I brought this up is because this is a piece in a series. I know that it will take some time to make the rest of the pieces because I am waiting for the moment inspiration meets my goals.
The Cambodian Ballerina was made after I saw some beautiful photos of a ballerina who lives at a Getaway Home for Children that my aunt runs. Now she isn’t the only ballerina out there and there are actually several girls training out there at the English Ballet Theater. Now I want this series to help raise awareness for not only the ballerina Sy Naet who began my inspiration but the other ballerinas out there. They are working so hard, training and dancing. It is inspiring how they find art and talent and the fight to keep it. A drive like that, their tenacity, reaches me even though I am thousands of miles away. Out of respect for their story I wanted to share it. To point people’s eyes in the right direction. They certainly deserve it.
Now I would also like to use this chance to let everyone know that Sy Naet has been accepted into the an amazing school for dance in London!!! The Rombert School of Contemporary Dance and Ballet! I know everyone is very proud of her. If you want the inside scoop on her story she does have a cool blog called Ashes to Grace ( ninsynaet.wixsite.com/website ) as well as a go fund me account as she is trying to raise money for the tuition and school expenses to travel there and study dance.