Artists have a way of finding inspiration for art wherever they look. Some artists look at a pile of old phone chargers and see a sculpture. Others, look at a landfill as if it's the ultimate playground for a creative mind. This artist took his skills and imagination and created something not only useful but life-changing for those that are using it.
Amarildo began to notice how much trash was accumulating in his streets and he realized he needed to do something about it. He thought of an ingenious idea while he was looking for a way to earn a little bit of extra money for his family.
After all, he always enjoyed turning people's trash into treasure, and now he could learn to make money doing it. Now, all he needed to do was to come up with a project that would work!
It was then that Amarildo came up with the idea of using discarded old tires to create beds for homeless dogs in the area. It surely was a great idea, but it would take a bit of work to get started.
Once he collects the tires, he brings them to his house to be stored in a room that he designated to the project. Then, he takes each tire out of the room one-by-one and makes sure that they get cleaned extremely well.
The first thing Amarildo does is gives the tire a fresh coat of paint. He enjoys adding his personal touch to each project by adding the name of the dog that will be sleeping in it to the outside of the tire.
He's been collecting and reusing tires for about two years now and he's actually started a business because of it! His business, which he named Cãominhas Pets, even has its own Instagram page, where he receives lots of attention for his adorably reusable dog beds.
Because of his success, he decided to expand his tire business to other projects. And these new projects are taking the gardening world by storm.
Now, garden lovers can purchase one of Amarildo's tires to use as a planter in their home or backyard! Who would have thought that tires are not only useful for cars, but they make perfect beds and flower pots, too?
Amarildo saw a huge problem in his community, so he decided to do something to change it. Because of his desire to create change, he was able to clean up his streets as well as providing homes for dogs in need.
You see, this just goes to show how easy it is for just one person to make a difference. We should all follow Amarildo's example and find out how we can make a difference in our community, as well. If we all come together, the world will truly be a better place.