Sheneil Mandap

“When I produce my own art, I feel like I am in my own little world, creating what I desire and just doing my own thing.”

Sheneil Mandap, Junior Artist

Hi there! My name is Sheneil Mandap and I am a junior this year! This was my first year taking art class, as I wanted to try something different and expand my art skills. I like to have my alone time and appreciate it when I get the chance to because I just like having/ being in my own little space. Connecting that to my art experience gave it a little bit spice, as I am doing stuff that I did not think I would be able to do and it gives me an opportunity to be creative on my own and make something that I put my mind to.

When I produce my own art, I feel like I am in my own little world, creating what I desire and just doing my own thing. It puts me in a peaceful mindset and it just relaxes me mentally, as doing art gives me a break from the things that I have going on in my personal life or when I need something to distract me by. It is fun to do art when you put your mind and best effort to it and you would end up with this beautiful creation that was done by your own bare hands.

What I have learned in art is that it is important to set your mind into doing art. Without putting your mind to it, it is not going to be the same or seem as “fun” and relaxing as it should really be. Art is supposed to be fun because it is a time set aside where you are in your own little world, creating what you put your heart to without anyone stopping you or having any boundaries at all whatsoever.

My art reflects who I am and what I like by experiencing things that I have not tried out before while making my own art and also pushing myself out of my boundaries and what I can do. I have always wanted to try to be more creative in my own way through something and art just gave me that opportunity to express myself a little more. Learning art and adapting new skills also gave me a chance to experience what I like and dislike while creating art and I am glad that I was able to take in that opportunity.