Too many times peaceful protesters have been victims of police brutality in an attempt to silence them. This needs to stop before some even more serious damage can be done and by that I mean the loss of lives.
Same jeans, new outfit. Last spring I wore this same pair of jeans which you can see in my post HERE, and while doing my seasonal closet reorganization I rediscovered them buried under a pile of dark denim and knew I wanted to find a way to incorporate them into my fall rotation. I paired them with a lightweight quilted tweed jacket and a chambray shirt to bring some fall textures into the mix and accessorized with another old favorite of mine, my patchwork Japanese fabric scarf. Hmm, are you picking up on a theme here? As the weather gets cooler, rethinking my summer staples to make them fall-appropriate is something I’m going to try to do more.
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.”