Care Experienced Week; Sabrina’s Story

Tue 22nd October 2019

We are sharing stories from our CEYP Make It Your Own
projects this week as part of Care Experienced Week. MIYO CEYP is tenancy
sustainment project for care experienced young people that Impact Arts runs in
Glasgow, Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Renfrewshire.

Sabrina has been attending our make it your own programme
and has really enjoyed upcycling furniture and making different pieces to help
make her house feel more homely.

The first thing Sabrina decided to make was a canvas
inspired by her favourite band, 5 Seconds of Summer. She painted her canvas
black then projected symbols on to it and drew them in, in pencil. Using a gold
posca paint pen she then coloured in the symbols.

Sabrina has chosen a black, pink and gold theme for her room
and is now upcycling furniture in these colours. She chose different furniture
pieces to help her maximise storage. She has covered an ottoman with pink
velvet and black woven wool which is going to be used as storage for her books and
a seat to sit and read on.

Sabrina said; “When I moved into my first home, all of the
furniture was bought for me, it didn’t feel like my own taste. This project is
helping me make my house more of a home. I’m putting stuff that I want in.
Making my bedroom somewhere that I want to spend time. That is important for my
mental health.

“I love my canvas I’m so proud of myself for making that
canvas. I’ve got to use machinery I’ve not been able to use before. I’ve got a
lot more done than I thought I would since being here, I’ve started to paint my
room at home which has been needing done for years!

I would recommend this program to other care experienced
young people.”

MIYO Creative Assistant, Hannah said; “Sabrina has lots of
great creative ideas and is really ambitious. She is great company always
chatty and usually singing. She is really keen to learn new skills with the technical

If you or someone you know is interested in joining one of
our CEYP
MIYO projects
in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Edinburgh or Ayrshire then get in
touch today to find out more.

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