A place to show my love for my granddaughter who lives with Cerebral Palsy and my passion for painting. In an effort of raising awareness for C.P. every painting brush stroke I make on raw canvas is a stroke of love, as I discretely paint a green C.P. awareness ribbon in every piece. Can you find them?
Do you know someone who would like to have a painting done? email www.harrold.janet@gmail.com

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The world needs art!

Today's post was brought to you by Jewels, she wrote this lovely post after meeting Hailey at the Dance Studio... I am a dancer of IMPACT dance company, located just outside of Boston Massachuesttes. The companies founder/choreographer/most amazing woman ever is evolving a evening length work right now based on the movement of Hailey, a beautiful bright four year old with Cerebral Palsy. Hailey's Grandmother has a beautiful blog that documents their families journey, please read about this remarkable family here. Working on this piece has been emotional since day one for me. Working to promote Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness has opened my eyes to the struggles so many children with special needs face, especially in social situations such as schools. It was wonderful to meet Hailey and hear her parents speak about how much she has opened up with children at school, and to witness her be completely open with a room full of strong dancers - not say in the least - was so heart warming. We all fell in love with Hailey the second she entered the room. Her sparkling eyes lit up and she went straight to the mirrors, admiring her beautiful face. We preformed a part of our peice for her, and she watched with rapt attention, smiling and giggling the whole time. The joy in her face is something I will never forget. It made me think about how much I take for granted - the fact I can move and have a body that is suited for dancing, I can walk I can run, I am weight training, I can articulately speak my mind- things she will not be able to accomplish because of her body and her brain. She is extraordinarily intelligent. After watching us she copied our movements exactly and picked a favorite part of the dance. I truly believe she will do great things with her life, she is too intelligent not to. Please follow her story at the link above and stay tuned for the progression of this piece. Todays post was written by Jewels She is one of the Dancers over at Impact Dance Company Boston

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