Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
Them child prodigies man. They make you feel like you haven’t accomplished much, especially if you’re an artist lol.
9:10 pm • 28 September 2014 • 206,818 notes
I’ve accepted officially that there are some things in my life i won’t ever have and that’s ok. To not be truly happy and not giving myself self-respect, I won’t accept that whatsoever.
12:34 am • 10 September 2014
Well this summer was no two summers ago thank goodness, but im already done with this summer. Ive never been more upset with myself than now. Also Canada is out of the question thanks to my clueless mind. But i guess there are better things to worry about. Lets get fall semester over with and just graduate with my bachelor’s already.
Ps. On the bright side, dont have to worry about packing.
1:49 am • 8 August 2014
To all residents of Toronto or at least vacationed in Toronto
I’ll be going to toronto, canada in a couple of of weeks. what are good recommendations of places for tourists to see? what do locals do in the city? any fun events going on or places that are affordable or even free? I’d be happy for anyone (that’s a resident or at least been there) to respond to this, please and thank you!
1:46 am • 4 August 2014 • 1 note
June Hymn | The Decemberists
This song just made me morning.
11:00 am • 27 June 2014 • 926 notes
“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”
— Salvador Dali (via lazyyogi)
11:13 am • 4 June 2014 • 1,391 notes
If it only weren’t sunday, i’d go. but at least it’s a perf rainy day for reblogging and making some art.
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12:17 pm • 25 May 2014 • 207 notes
“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”
— H.L. Mencken (via creatingaquietmind)
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9:23 am • 16 May 2014 • 2,288 notes
oh my god, the comparison of myself to Bubbles is super accurate. 0_0
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12:47 am • 14 May 2014 • 157,789 notes
“Embrace aging. It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. if you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”
— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (via creatingaquietmind)
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1:17 pm • 18 April 2014 • 5,638 notes