Nagomi Pastel Art

Dawn, a volunteer at Warm Heart from Singapore, introduced the children to Nagomi Pastel, a form of Japanese art healing founded in Japan, using pastels and fingers to create a gentle, transparent, warm and heart-touching art through simple yet unique ways of painting techniques.

The kanji character of “NAGOMI” is ‘和’, which means harmony. The therapeutic nature of this art is able to create sense of harmony and enhance the self esteem of the painter.

This art helps to calm and relax one’s mind as the painters go through the process to choose and blend the colours and complete the beautiful art piece all by themselves.

Basically it’s an art for everyone and anyone!

The children created “Thank you” cards to send to their sponsors. Be sure and scroll to the bottom of the page, we have 25 entries, we don’t want you to miss any of them!!

We hope you enjoyed these beautiful works of art, and voted for your favorite 3! (Voting is now closed)

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Dawn, Nagomi Art Teacher

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Collage of the kids making their master piece for the art contest submission =)

Thank you for voting!

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Art Contest Sponsor

Our sponsor for “Nagomi Art Contest” is Ruhral, a U.S. based company that creates all-natural products with traditional formulas and ingredients unique to the communities and regions in Asia. Besides providing a great product, they give back to the communities where they source their ingredients, with Warm Heart being one of their beneficiaries. Thank you Ruhral!

Self Portrait Winners

With over 1,000 votes cast, we have our “Self Portrait” winners! Congratulations to Jangun, Attitiya, and Nan.

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Jangun – 1st Place

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Nan – 2nd Place

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Attitiya – 3rd Place

Visit our Self Portrait archive to see all the entries!

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About Warm Heart
Warm Heart was initially begun as a community development project in Phrao, one of the poorest areas in Thailand. The motivation was to provide education and training to offer an alternative to a life of poverty, or worse.

We soon found ourselves taking in abandoned and abused children, children without hope for a future.

Currently we have 45 children living in our Children’s Homes, 5 away at Technical High Schools, and 5 in college.

We also sponsor 21 children at Ton Roong school, a Government run boarding school. But the boarding is weekdays only, so we provide care for them over the weekends when their classmates return to their homes. Our children have no home to return to.

Warm Heart depends on Sponsors to keep our program going. Learn more about our Sponsorship Program and meet the kids who are waiting for their own Sponsor! A little love and support can go a long way to changing a life.

Can’t sponsor a child? We are also always happy to have sponsors for our art contests.

For more information about how to sponsor a contest visit Warm Heart Art Contest Patrons.

Visit Art Contest Archives to see the winners of all our previous contests!