My little princess castle

@ch88ss (2270)
United States
October 2, 2008 12:42pm CST
I just wanted to share one of my treasured items with all mylot friends I updated my avator to one that I am proud to share. My little girl 6 years old artwork. She been in class for 10 months and this is one of her artwork. She loves purple, so she had to do a purple tree. According to her this is her new house. This a lot of information for an autistic child who has communication issues. I learned a lot from looking at her pictures. Her classes are expensive, $25 per hour. But I find it really helpful with taking care of her bad behaviors and her communication skills. She would only talk about her artwork. If I had to put a price tag on this piece, I say it cost me $700.00 USD. Yep, that is how much it cost for 7 months of fees, plus fuel. But this is the best investment I ever made. I am always excited to see what her next completed project will be. After years of fustration, finally my daughter is becoming a happy child again.
4 responses
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
2 Oct 08
That picture is worth the money! You may be paying for a future artist! She seems to be a natural to be only 6 years old. As for the purple tree, that is expression! All kids paint things as they view them. They love vivid colors. They have a wonderful imagination, too. So glad that she's loving the art and it is making her more open. Miracles do happen!
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Hi Barb. Yes miracles do happen and I am thankful that the wand was waived upon my daughter to give her this opportunity to do what she loves. I had to take on a second job to pay for the art classes, and the rest my sister helps out. I been blessed with two wonderful people in my life and now the a third - you. Thanks for your response.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
2 Oct 08
a rose - a rose. a rose that took her two weeks to complete but I am amazed at what she can do.
Here is another piece of her artwork.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
2 Oct 08
That flower picture is pretty. I love flowers! Seems she has a vast range of things to paint. That is very encouraging. And thanks for your kind words. I'm here as your friend, and I love children! We don't have a grandchild with anything wrong such as autism, but we do have a 2 month old grandson about to undergo an operation for a cleft lip on October 20th. He is precious to all of us and has stolen our heart.
@kosykosy (160)
• Ghana
4 Oct 08
Wow, that's some real progress. Thank God for improvement. Its your labour of love, and your daughter will thank you for it in future. The picture is lovely as well!
@kosykosy (160)
• Ghana
4 Oct 08
Hey, she draws better than some 'normal' 6, 7 and 8 year olds I know. You have something there!
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I am excited that she loves art. At least she has something on the weekend to look foward to. I am glad I did not give up on this class it is expensive But I been working hard so she can continue to afford it thanks
@sunshine4 (8706)
• United States
3 Oct 08
'That is so wonderful that they have an art class that your daughter can join. She is great at art! I agree that it is worth every penny you spent on the classes. On another note, I was just at a craft show and there was a local artist there. She was selling her painting and also had a table set up with paintings her neice did. They were very cute and she told me that she sold more for her neice than she did of her own. I thought it was a wonderful idea to keep her neice interested in art.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Hi sunshine That is great. I am attending a arts and craft event this weekend too. And you guessed it right, I am bringing my daughter too. I don't think I can ever put my daughters artwork for sale, because I want to hang on to all of them. Maybe later when she has been doing this class for two years, I might consider..... Yes, I am one of those mothers that collect and keep everything.
• United States
2 Oct 08
Wow that is such an amazing story that you shared with us. It sounds like these classes are exactly what she needs and you can not put a price on that at all. It is so good to hear in your post how happy you are right now and how proud you are. It sounds like this is a great investment for not only her but for you as well. I am so happy for you both.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
4 Oct 08
choo choo  - choo choo
Hi yes indeed it is a happy time for me. I been struggling for a long time and finally I am started to feel happy. The classes are great, she loves going to classes and then I can't wait for the class to be over to see what new drawings she did. I just attached another one for you. Here is the train that I tried to send to you last time. I wish I discovered this class sooner. Finally something is working. She loves talking about her artwork (of course using whatever limited words she has learned) Any progress is good progress. I am happy that you are happy for me..:):):)