My son just has an amazing ability to draw his favourite cartoon characters. Maybe not amazing to some as there are so many great artists out there but to me I think it's amazing. It's as if he puts all his effort and enthusiasm into his drawing.....better than anything I could draw.
He has a love for Disney movies, children's tv programmes such as Fireman Sam and also Star Wars. He has a gallery of drawings in his bedroom and in the spare bedroom at his Nanny and Papa's house too. Anywhere he can display his artwork he will.
I love that about him as he may not have social airs and graces and conform to rules in life but he his happy when drawing a picture, creating a list of favourite movies or a powerpoint of comparisons between Thomas and Friends episodes. I really think he could take his drawing further but we'll have to do some research on how he can do that sometime in the future.
He is most happy when drawing what 'he likes' to draw rather than being told what to draw but he has experimented with a bit of scenic artwork and that was really good too. So it is a case of tapping into that special interest and going with it. I'd love to see him take it further and blimey if there was a way of earning a living doing illustrations or cartooning in some way I would definitely encourage it.
My sons drawings make my day and bring a smile to my face, and not just me, the rest of the family love a picture from him too. Although there may be complications with Autism, it's ups and downs, the sun shines through and there is something truly amazing that can be done and can be achieved. Look for it, it's there somewhere.
Thank you for reading today......join me tomorrow for Pass the Remote Sunday.....but for now take care.
Every Saturday will be about Autism, family and life.