angelclark:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

utism 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.”


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nerdygirllove:

LOOK AT THIS!!! This is a hotel in Oregon that has rooms based on Authors and their beautiful books!! IT IS A BOOK LOVERS PARADISE. Okay…so there are no TVs, radio, phones or WiFi but a floor with a LIBRARY and beautiful theme rooms with OCEAN VIEWS. You can stay in MARK TWAIN, EMILY DICKINSON, HEMINGWAY, AMY TAN, DR. SEUSS, JULES VERNE, TOLKIEN, COLETTE, STEINBECK and MOTHA FUKIN JK ROWLING! I can’t choose. I’m going. I’m staying forever. COME WITH ME.

Ummm… Topher and I never had a honeymoon. So I’m pretty sure we need to go to Oregon to bone in a Harry Potter room.

oh wow

Someone take me to the Emily Dickinson room. Please?

the agatha christie room sounds like a dream come true. or virginia woolf. or tolkien. i’m freaking out, i want to stay in every room!