Tuesday, July 16, 2013

ESSE Gives Back: Appreciate Art, Buy Art, Give Back to Children

Holla ladies,

Initially my next post was supposed to be about the Spa Party that I went to last month, where I had so much fun as one of  PinkNProper's Next Top Model finalist, and got the chance to pamper myself and relax to my heart's content.

But last Friday, I attended a charity dinner organised by ESSE, the Organic Skincare Expert at Absolute Thai One Utama, and I got blown away by their stories and experiences, so I decided to blog about this first, because it is something really worth sharing with all of you guys, my beloved readers.

If you've seen my cover photo on FB, you would have noticed this lovely image. ESSE Gives Back is a one day "Nature" themed charity art sale event. The event encourages children all over the world to participate by creating an artwork about nature. These amazing young artists, ages from 3 to 16 years old, painted their love for nature into these artworks. The artworks are submitted from as far away as USA and South Africa, to Hong Kong, China, Australia, Singapore and also from Malaysia.

There are 100 artworks altogether, and all the artworks are painted by children, for children. The proceeds from sales of the artwork will be donated to SHELTER – Home for Children in Malaysia. SHELTER is a registered welfare organization in Malaysia that has been in existence since 1981 to help abused, abandoned, neglected or at-risk children. They provide care and education to them and raise public awareness on issues such child abuse and child protection.

This is my favourite picture, just something simple in nature, the pure beauty of water lilies, or the lotus flower, as some might call it. I think this picture exudes a rare sense of beauty, calm, and femininity. You might think that this is a normal painting, and yes, it is, but this lovely work of art, is painted by a 4 year old. How wonderful is it that a mere 4 year old could come up with something so beautiful?

The ESSE Gives back charity event will be held on 19 July, at Annexe Gallery, Central Market. 11:00 am till 7:00 pm. Also, you may view the 100 paintings and purchase them online prior to the event day or just attend the auction at 4pm on 19 July, at Annexe Gallery.

Of course, you’re cordially invited to attend this cheerful event on 19 July and they would really appreciate it if you could RSVP and support the event via https://www.facebook.com/events/159500284232325/?fref=ts

Lastly, some pictures courtesy of Laura G. during the charity dinner :)

That's me posing with my favourite picture, and it melted my heart when I saw this :)

Pic with Nadia Heng, Miss Malaysia 2010, she is also a comrade in arms with a Pou alien in her Samsung S4 as well :p

So nice of ESSE to give us a small goody bag token of appreciation :)

Group picture with all the bloggers and organisers :)

Do visit the Shelterhome website to show some love: http://www.shelterhome.org/

Pictures of the charity dinner organised by the awesome Butterflies are available here:

P/s: all pictures apart from the paintings are credited to Laura G Ashley :)

A final collage pic of some more works of art from some of the children, can you see how talented they are? It's awesome!!!

Any queries and RSVP, please contact the below:

RSVP: Camy Ling | +6012-976 5737 | [email protected]
Sales: Maria Yap | +6012-212 0371 | [email protected]

Click here to join the event : https://www.facebook.com/events/159500284232325/

So if you're free this Friday, do make your way to the Annexe in Central Market to check out the exhibition and to purchase any of these pictures if they catch your fancy :)

It is time to GIVE BACK



Kelvin Tan said...

Woah, that pic with the swing is nice. So how much you donated? :P

ahlost said...

very nice artworks <3