On the right-can you make out the pile of new stencils by Suzanne Cannon
for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
You can find out more about the St Patty's Day Explosion Box box and so lucky ATC's
Here at Quietfire Digital Blog.
Lots of green, on my desk, in the garden and in my heart!
I want to share with you, dear deskers- the healing power of love and creativity.
A year ago, I met a 5 year old child ( and his siblings), experiencing abuse, and neglect, beyond what you
can want to imagine.
He had almost no speaking or social skills.
He was allowed to come to art time with me,yet he could hardly participate as he couldn't use a scissors, paint, glue, or other supplies, with any control or focus long enough to do anything.
Monday, during homework time- that comes right before art time, he read me a story- 8 pages long! with feeling!
And we can have conversations! He can tell me what he wants, how he is feeling!
**Just that he is willing to feel!**
I wish you could see his eyes when he looked at me while reading when he needed help with a word.
**He trusted me enough to risk asking me for help.**
Then, in art time- where I have 12 children, ages 4-12- all levels of ability,
he sat at his place- with two cups of water, scissors, glue and paint, and painted a rainbow for me.
(I'm simplifying and leaving out quite a bit of happy mess)
In fact all of the children now sit and create with me.
My heart grew at least double.
So I hope this made you smile- I'm still smiling!
Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place!
Comments and Questions Welcomed!