Saturday, January 31, 2009

Another Galaxy Original Painting AUTISM SIMO

This is one of Arthur's original painting and it is funny. On each of his pieces he will show you the way he explains his world, he has autism. Of course he is a teenager with great imagination, you can see him smiling when he is drawing, I usually sit with him and share the moment.
On this painting, he is sending his teacher to another Galaxy on a rocket through a time window. Well this inspiration took place after his teacher told him that he could not attend college. Each of his paintings has a story an it will take you on an adventure.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Brigde to Cross and a Fence to Jump

This is about a walk Arthur must accomplish before he finishes his High School. He was sad and disappointed yesterday, when he found out that he was not going to College, he wants to be an archaeologist, right now he loves to dig and find fossils. I talk to him and make him understand that he has to improve on his spelling, reading and math skills for now, that is what he needs to improve to cross the bridge, at the end of his High School years, we will see if he can jump the fence, which will be all the knowledge required to attend College. At this time he thinks the teachers are thinking on a very negative way. He believes he can do it. I do not know if he will be able to accomplish his goal, but I can not take away his motivation to learn every day. I will keep supporting him. Time will only tell what will happen on his future.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Flowers from the backyard

I hope you will enjoy these photos.

These photographs were taken by Arthur in the backyard, a place where his imagination will go wild and I enjoy his creative mind. He will build bridges, find treasuries, fix trains, find caves, explore for fossils. etc.

My son Arthur has light up my life.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Arthur's trip to the zoo

Last Tuesday a very cold morning Arthur's class was going to a field trip to the zoo. They had a great time and Arthur was very excited to use his first digital camera. He wants me to post some of his favorites pictures.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Arthur Simo 's Art Journey Part 1

Well all begin after Elementary School, Arthur did not handle well this change, going to middle school and facing new school and friends was not an easy task. After six months he needed a change from his environment. At this time Arthur began his art journey with drawing on every page on his notebooks and teachers started complaining about it. A new evaluation was needed it and finally after three months, he was placed in a new school not for too long, because it was far away and transportation never got on time to school, so a new change was taken place for the next year.
Good news for Arthur, he was attending Middle School close home. He attended summer on the new school and it was difficult but with the new teachers and their aids, he did improved and began his new journey. The new curriculum for him included art, he was allowed free time every day to express himself and show his great imagination. At the end of his Middle School he had an art exposition in the library and he won on the Youth Fair a first price.