In Photos: Beautiful Artworks by 20 Year Old Pinay Nursing Student

We all know how talented and skillful Filipinos are. We are able to excel in different fields such as music, sports and even art. It is always an honor to meet some of these talented individuals and help the world know more about them.

Just recently, we had the opportunity to chat with 20 year old nursing student, Jamille Cañano about her exquisite artworks. According to Jamille, she did not have any formal art lessons, her works are all results of passion, hard work and a lot of practice.

*Captions used in each photo are those posted by the artist to describe the photo


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I Don’t Want You To Leave But I Just Can’t Force You To Stay

When one day you wake up and figure out that my name no longer tastes the same in your mouth, trust me darling, that I will understand. Without question, I will accept those apologetic eyes of yours, explaining beyond words, that there’s just some things that change and fade over time, and that we are no exception. We had our time when we were so sure of each other, when we swore to last even long after the stars stopped shining. We had our time when we seemed to be unconquerable, indestructible for every storm to come. We hoped and believed and clung unto every glint of possibility. We had out time, and now we both know that our time is coming to an end.


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“Flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. So will I.” – Unknown


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“We’ll meet again someday and I’m sure of that. Maybe in some other time or in another existence, when we are ready and our minds less chaotic. And by that time, I’ll be right for you and you’ll be right for me. But right now you see, we’re both on the opposite ends of a pole. We’re both confused on what route to follow. We are both inflicted by each other’s poisons; so toxic that even our love for each other couldn’t heal it. I guess we made the right decision. Loving someone doesn’t always mean being with them. If you truly love a person, their happiness comes first even if it doesn’t include you.” – j.f.m.


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“It’s not that you left. I’m okay with that. I’ve learned to accept it. It’s that it was too damn easy. It’s that you didn’t think twice.”
– Beau Taplin

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“It’s not that you left. I’m okay with that. I’ve learned to accept it. It’s that it was too damn easy. It’s that you didn’t think twice.”
– Beau Taplin

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“Be the anomaly. The aberration. The glitch. The inconvenient. The divergent. The string of junk code. The stubborn apple that falls nowhere near the tree. Or the fucking forest. Be the fool. The Bonehead. The idiot in the room. Let them shake their heads at you. Let them be ashamed of you. Embarrassed of you. Pissed off at you. They will call you names and you must let them. Let them jeer. Let them point. Let them laugh. Be resistant to their mockery. Be the fodder for their jokes. Be a magnificent failure in their eyes. A tiger does nit lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. Go ahead, be the scar tissues on their worldview. Their normality. They’ll loathe you. They’ll fear you. They’ll wish they were you.”


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“As you get older you start doing things in reverse. You start cutting people out from your life. Your Christmas list becomes practically nonexistent. You don’t need to be the first in line for everything. You take less pictures because some memories are best kept in your heart and not your hard drive. And instead of looking for love, you dig for it from within.”

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“Do your thing. Do it every day. Do it ‘unapologetically’. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.” – Asher Roth


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“For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.– n.t”


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“When I was little, I picked up a flower and put it in a vase. After a few days, it died. I asked my mom why and she said: “You can’t force a flower to thrive somewhere it doesn’t belong.” And now I have realized that people are like that too.”

Artwork (11)“Every time an artist dies, God lets them paint the sky.”


Jamille only started creating such artworks in 2014. When asked what inspires her, here is her response, “The first stroke I made on my first sketchpad slapped me with the reality that I’m hopeless with art and that I should just give up, as amplified by the people around me. Discouragement then became my fuel. I was well-fed with frustration, with only criticisms as my motivation. Up to present, the constant presence of discouragement and frustration is what keeps me going. They serve as a road sign, a reminder that this lifelong journey with art is worth every struggle, and that there’s always a big room for improvement every day.

There will always be people around us who want to pull us down, they will try their best to stop us from reaching our full potential. Luckily, this young girl didn’t give up and strove to be the best in what she loves doing. We definitely look forward to seeing a lot more from her, she can only get better with time.

What do you think of her artworks? Any words of encouragement you wish to share with her?