Carlos decided these paper plate holders were a bed. He’s too stinking cute.
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.
Im gonna be an asshole, but what makes these paintings “masterpieces”?
People generally overuse the word masterpiece. An author is supposed to have one work that is their masterpiece, something that exceeds everything else they have done. If each time she does a paitinting it’s better in quality than the one done before, perhaps it’s just a matter of practice and getting closer to perfection with each try. But I hardly doubt her works have a considerable amount of time to be critically compared and thought of as masterpieces… it’s more of a reflective activity of the critic that anything that would give these paintings any value.
What’s valuable is that she uses them as a mean to express her creativity, important in all children, that she’s being encouraged to pursue something that will make the world a better place. But I’m not so sure how ethical is to turn this into a job considering she’s a kid.
But why did they cross the road is the question.
*cracks knuckles* You got it, lovely Lena :)
3. What’s the best pet you have ever had? I am contractually obligated to ignore this question. (shh… they pretty much are in charge & if they discover I picked a favorite, it might get messy)
6. Where would your dream home be located and how would it be like? All I would want for my dream home is to be filled with joy & love. That sounds so fucking cheesy, but I don’t need much to make me happy. Maybe a mancave in the basement for music & movies & my posters that my future love wouldn’t want up in the normal part of our house.
12. If you had 1 wish what would you wish for? For politicians, police, citizens, radical extremists, & all people to realize violence just leads to more violence & that hatred just leads to more hatred. Also, that my ex lives a miserable life :)
15. Favorite ice cream flavor/combo? I’m a vanilla guy
18. Books or movies? Ugh… so hard! I love books, but movies, if done right, are easier to consume.
27. Who’s your role model? Eddie Vedder & Dave Grohl. They’re pricks, but they have their integrity & don’t back down from things. Also, crazy talented.
30. If you could meet any famous person in the world (1) who would it be and why? Probably Paul McCartney. I’m certain he’s awesome & I would love to tell my mom I met him.
For you? Of course, my dear :)
5.If you could do anything good for someone what would it be and for who? Wow… this is really fucking hard. What I would love to do is to make sure my friend doesn’t have to worry & stress about her & her daughter’s lives. I would want to do whatever I could to let her know that everything will be ok and they can live happily.
11. Favorite book? Johnny Cash’s autobiography from 2003, such a great read. They screwed up with the Walk The Line movie & missed the point.
14. What is the most lucky thing that has ever happened to you? Making the decision to leave my mom & move to where I am now when I was much younger. It could have turned so ugly so quickly, and it did get ugly, but I am happy that my decision led me to what I was able to do for a few years. I had amazing friends & had amazing experiences that I would’ve probably never allowed myself where I was. It changed my life, allowed me to find myself (for better & worse), and didn’t make me live my early years in the fear I had developed in the town she lived in. I still have my problems, which I’m dealing with, but I honestly don’t think I’d be here today if I had not taken that risk.
Thank you, LC :)
11. Favorite book? - No One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny Sugarman & Jerry Hopkins
19. Best movie you have ever watched? If I’m being honest, I’d have to say Goodfellas
20. What’s the motto(s) you live by? Although I’m not at all religious, do unto others as you would want done unto yourself just makes perfect sense
- 1: Where do you want to live when you're older if you get the chance?
- 2: Who do you miss right now?
- 3: What's the best pet you have ever had?
- 4: Have you ever been in love? If yes describe
- 5: If you could do anything good for someone what would it be and for who?
- 6: Where would your dream home be located and how would it be like?
- 7: If you could spend the rest of your life with someone starting from now who would it be?
- 8: If you had a baby what would you name it?
- 9: Winter or summer and favorite things in that season.
- 10: What would your perfect trip be like and where would it be?
- 11: Favorite book?
- 12: If you had 1 wish what would you wish for?
- 13: Rainy days indoors with a cup of hot chocolate in your hand or hot summer days at the beach?
- 14: What is the most lucky thing that has ever happened to you?
- 15: Favorite ice cream flavor/combo?
- 16: Do you workout? If yes do you have a routine? Describe
- 17: What was the first thought when you arrived at school the day you went back? (or what will it be when you do)
- 18: Books or movies?
- 19: Best movie you have ever watched?
- 20: What's the motto(s) you live by?
- 21: Favorite item in the whole world?
- 22: If you could buy one thing right now, no matter the price, what would it be?
- 23: Do you like art?
- 24: Girls: How would you like to be proposed by the man of your dreams?
- Boys: How would you propose the woman of your dreams?
- 25: Long or short hair?
- 26: Favorite singer/band?
- 27: Who's your role model?
- 28: Do you like Nicholas Sparks' movies?
- 29: Describe how school makes you feel in a GIF
- 30: If you could meet any famous person in the world (1) who would it be and why?
John Lennon, ear to the ground, New York, 1971.