we went in the darkroom today and looked around and i was like “wow this is brighter than my future” and my photography teacher laughed so hard he almost cracked his head on the enlarger
utism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Some little dancers watching the big girls before their class this morning (that’s me about to do my set)
chasing pavements // adele
but if i tell the world
i’ll never say enough ‘cause it was not said to you
and that’s exactly what i need to do
if i end up with you
I’m literally going to fucking die from adorableness. Oh my God.