I follow on Instagram: SBSK special books for special kids . I love these two that travel the world interviewing others with disabilities, God has this young man doing what he is meant to do - the love he (they) continually displays for everyone they interview - if the world had more like him we would be much better off. I do have an understanding of what it feels like for parents to have a child with a serious illness - they deal with more than you will ever comprehend, lots you definitely do NOT see on social media.
I would like, if possible to brighten their lives - if I can & have in the past for a few children & parents, Jamies mom & I still text regular on Instagram and I am forget inspired meeting my little rocket man (in space with his dog) so when I read about Tres on SBSK I sent his mom a message asking: What did he like? Her reply: dinosaurs. That was all I needed & I knew he already used cannabis so I took a couple of days and put love into every brush stroke and I was pretty pleased when finished, mailed it off JUST last week & he will be opening it Christmas day! Mom loved it so much she is gong to wrap it and give it to him and will send me a photo, I'm so excited. ;))) !!
A beautiful family. Tres mom is trying to educate on her son's illness with her instagram page, I get that too. *Understanding eliminates IGNORANCE - sometimes ignorant people are Fucking CRUEL. Fact.
I think about who I paint while working & the more I looked at Tres photo (hours) the more I thought he is truly a beautiful boy & was able to capture' what I wanted.. Tres having a great time on back of that big happy dinosaur, happy to be together, see it in the clouds. I was also very amused and happy that his two older brothers also want paintings on dinosaurs now! lol That too had me smiling all day.
Someone not long ago remarked I was 'ugly & anyone would be ashamed to be seen with me', well aware of my disability, I am a 54 year old woman who knows better - but it still effected me, more than I care to admit. When painting Tres, I thought again of these hateful remarks & at first I could feel my hairs stand on end as mamabear growled within & then it was if a calm weight suddenly gave me a warm hug - See them for what they are & understand the only thing you can feel for people who think like that is: PITY.
If you only 'see' a disability you are blind.
Painting Tres gave me strength & enjoyment.
Tres reminded me what I love to do & what's REALLY important to me.
Tres has inspired me to keep going - face forward - head held high! Pun intended.
Tres & his family are an example of LOVE
My gift to me - because Tres reminded I am beautiful & I am grateful to him & his Family for the knowledge & education, my gift to me.
With TLC & THC