Amarildo Silva is the artist in question. He picks up any old, disused, or abandoned tires that he sees and gets to work. First, he paints them bright colors, then drills holes in them for handles and such. Then, he adds the comfy bedding and pillows for the animals. Then, when he sells them on, he paints the animal’s name on the side. The personalized tires are the perfect beds for home pets or strays, and Amarildo loves what he does. Here’s a before and after pic.
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Cada dia estou mais perto de realizar meus sonhos e com fé em Deus e muito força de vontade eu irei chegar lá… Que venha novos desafios, novas oportunidades. Grato primeiramente a Deus e depois aqueles que acompanham meu trabalho, em especial aqueles que me apoiaram desde o início ? E pra quem segue os meus passos, tenha fé , não desista que um dia você Também chegará lá… SUCESSO!!! #empreendedorismo #meioambiente #artesustentavel #artesanato #arte #vida #cores #colorido #pneus #criatividade #forçadevontade #foco #pets #caminhaspet #empreender #campinagrande #euposso #mandandobem #tranformar #sustentabilidade #feitoamao #feemdeus #gratidao #fé #sucesso #sonhos #esperança #pegavisao #rickchester
However, the Brazilian also wants to send a positive message. Not only about helping animals, but about keeping the streets safe. You see, in Amarildo’s town, there is a lot of violence. So, his Instagram captions always spread a positive message. One says, “The Brazil that I want, is a Brazil with less violence and more work. I’m not making apology for crime, quite the contrary, do as I do instead of a weapon, put a tool in your hand and go yourself fix your life and who knows change the reality of our Brazil.”
He is doing good for the humans in his community, as well as the animals, and the environment! What a guy. It’s no surprise his cool beds are all the rage, but he also makes tires into footstools, bar stools, recycling bins and Christmas trees. You’ll have to check out his Instagram for the rest!
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