While we try to teach our children all about life
our children teach us what life is all about.
Good evening, dear hearts. I hope all is good in your worlds.
Last Friday I received word that a group of elementary age students from Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind were going to the Tactile Show, so I drove down to the gallery in St Augustine. For those that did not see the post about the show here is a link if you care to read it. Energies (Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month)
So as promised, here are the photos of some of the blind children with the Energies piece. I was very careful not to show faces, even though I had permission to take the pictures. When you see these beautiful bright children you will understand why I feel so passionate about Art Beyond Sight Month.
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#1) The gallery administrator asked the children if they had any questions, and this little boy wanted to know if they were going to paint. Needless to say, I felt a connection to this young painter. I have said many times that I have no desire to teach art, but I admit such times make me think about teaching (just a little).
#2) If that little boy doesn’t touch your heart enough..look at this picture: Here he is again, only this time he is with his twin brother who is also blind.
#3) Another precious child. I ended up taking the piece off the wall, and placing it on their level. I wonder, are there galleries for children..with work hanging at their level?
# 4) The children really liked touching the moon’s face.
So there you go…this is what it is all about for me!!
My heart is full tonight.
Love to all!
PS As I told you last Tuesday went fine (thank you again for the good energies). If I am invited back next year I will do things a little differently. I had no idea what to expect this time. I think there were more sighted people in the audience, than not. Afterward some wonderful people came up to chat with me. Did you know the blind and low vision people can hear things on the internet, such as blog posts!! So I am happy to welcome some of them here now listening to our words. :)