Thursday, October 2, 2014

Autism and art, plus a little motivation

I recently came across the story of Iris Grace, an Autistic 5 year old who possesses an amazing ability with a paint brush.  Autism affects one of every 68 children in the US, according to the CDC. Currently she has over 95,000 followers on Facebook and has sold paintings to private art collectors all over the world.

"All profits from the sales of her art go towards art materials and her on-going private therapists". I strongly recommend visiting and watch her at work.

Beautiful stuff...

Here's a few more links in the same vein:


Not feeling like working today? Lack of get-up-and-go? No spring in your step? Let Bill Jones help with these motivational posters from the 1920's and 1930's:

More about Bill Jones can be found at the Norman Rockwell Museum website