Saturday, December 8, 2012

Scrap therapy

This is a layout from my Citrus Twist November kit that i made for Apron Strings sketch challenge, and its actually kind of funny, i had to do surgery on the black and white paper to get it the right shape and it was my last peice and i NEEDED it for the red/black/white with a burst of color scheme i wanted to create.  There's a backstory to this one.  So first, much of the design of this layout is actually in the picture itself.  i edited the picture 'meme style' to reflect an event that happened last week.

Here's a close up of the picture

 Ash is 3 and has autism. He goes to special ed preschool and rides the bus daily.  his bus driver snatched away his toys which are his comfort objects, and it was super traumatic for him.   It might not seem like a big deal, but to a lot of spectrum kids, Asher included, the world is an intimidating place.  His sensory system si all messed up- sounds are way louder than we hear them, touches are harder, lights are brighter.  That would be hard for me to take, let alone a practically brand new person.  Its a constant struggle to make sure his environment is as hospitable for him as possible.  And i'm commmitted to doing so- he deserves a chance.  we ended up buying him bath toys shaped like things he normally enjoys, airplanes and firetrucks, since they insisted on allowing only soft items in the bus.  This was a sort of scrap therapy for me, the event being probably close to as traumatic for me as for him.  It really clarified for me that we are in a battle, and i have to protect this helpless child and be on guard ALL the time. anyway, thanks for looking!


Deanna said...

That is cute and love your doodling around! Perfect little accents too!

Lori said...

It's so great to see your work again! Thanks for playing along.