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By: Azad Karimi

Motivate youths being together and have a key in helping their creativity and confidence, may even help someone discover a lifelong passion for art.


Interview with Kenyan Craftsman
Hellen Patrick

By: Azad Karimi


When I was child, I bought a old book from 1970 under title of The Golden Book...

Golden Book was a series book for kids and was full of basic and simply information about different cultures in across the global, our world. I bought that book because of its amazing pictures and fantastic data about Africa.

I became acquainted with Africa through this book. In this book, I read about Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Kenya, Pygmies, Bushmen, Maasai, Boyers, and Zulu. Of course I watched The Snows of Kilimanjaro a film By Henry King from USA. The film is based on a novel by Ernest Hemingway. Kilimanjaro is the name of the highest mountain in Africa. Between Tanzania and Kenya.

Kenya is a young country with old culture... Kenya try to be a democratic country.

I interviewed with Hellen Patrik from Kenya, she is an artist- craftsman. It was wonderful watching her works.
I sent her my questions and she sent me back the answers. I wanted to share our conversation with my readers. She has arguments about her goals and arts.

Best wishes for you Dear Hellen Patrik. Take care of yourself good and family. God bless you!


  1. Please present yourself ( Name, education, Civil status and...)
    I’m Hellen Patrick 33 years old, single, mom of two and from kenya in africa.


  1. What is your specialize?
    I make table mats, wall mats, jewelry boxes and many more using beads.


  1. Who was your motivator?
    I was interested in art since I was a small girl always loved beads.


  1. When / How did you become interested in this field of artistic work?
    I have no specific person who motivated me just hardship of life make me try harder each and every day.


  1. What was your parents reaction? I only got Mom so she is so supportive and loving.


  1. When started you such as a professional craftsman artist?
    Not yet a profession because I buy much time to learn more and many designs from others art.


  1. Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as an craftsman artist? Yes! I am so happy and thankful as an artist but longing to produce many and unique products that will please my clients.


  1. How see you the view about your work-art ?
    My view is people don't take art seriously but I’m asure it is entertaining work. I can pay well ever.


  1. Can you become one part of the artistic movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?
    Motivate youths being together and have a key in helping their creativity and confidence, may even help someone discover a lifelong passion for art.


  1. How can you help our world to become a better place for living?
    By volunteering more time in local schools because children are the future of the world.


  1. Have you more word to say or a suggestion for our readers? It is essential that the arts are funded so every young person is allowed the opportunity to participate and express themselves.

Thank you Hellen pattrick , kenya.


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