It started a long time ago…. Emily was 3 years old and we bought her crayons, markers, paint, play doh, construction papers and so much more.
My mom was a kindergarten teacher so it was just normal for me to have Emily try all kind of stuff.
Never mind her diagnosis… Her syndrome wasn’t going to define her. She was and still is Emily, she has cri du chat syndrome but she is not her syndrome.
The flower painting is now in Ohio, the heart one was made for a special friend who had a rough day at school and ended-up at the hospital. That was Emily’s way to say I’m thinking about you :). She’s offered another one to a friend on her birthday…
The other day she told me we needed to find a museum for her art 🙂
For now, I am just going to keep finding room in our house and encourage her to keep trying different ways of painting.
Once she’s ready, I have seen some really nice painting exercises book… I will get her one and help her try new things.
Who knows, maybe one day she will sell her art or expose it!
In my eyes, she’s that talented but I’m biased.