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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Splash Art International: A Global Effort of Love for all Angels

Angelman Children are known for their laughter and smiles, but they are now getting recognition for their fine art work. Angels along with their loved ones have taken part, in a awe inspiring effort that spans the globe, at This moving site on the internet is proof of a loving God, compassion of parents across this planet that is growing smaller everyday, and by the love of Angels. I cannot tell you the difference between a Monet and a Rembrandt work, but I can see with my own eyes, the beauty of the paintings and photographs that are here. This effort was created by Darren Humphries and Luisa Fernanda Otero, and their dedication and purity of cause is undeniable. Luisa's son Nico, and Darren's son Elijah, have created on canvas what can only be described as innocence, joy, and kindness for all.

Darren and Louisa should be commended for this effort, as it shows another side of Angelman Syndrome, along with the importance of arts with regards to children and people whom have this condition. I will admit to a tear, because when my son Tommy was alive, he painted at school and just loved it. Like Elijah, he went to God far too early, but their legacy lives on, whether its on canvas, through people that they touched, or by the fact that "angels" and other folks with special needs are now getting opportunities with arts and recreational activities. Educators across the globe need to look at their work, and see for themselves, that incorporating arts into a child with Angelman Syndrome's curriculum, is of vital importance. It allows angels to communicate in a different way, to express what's in the very essence of their soul, and teach us all valuable lessons.

The past few days have been an emotional rollercoaster, but makes me smile. It is such a joy to look at the pictures of Elijah and Nico, to see what they've managed to create with some paint from their loving hearts. The best description I can give this effort is joy, as that's what it has made an otherwise dreary few days turn around. Thank you to Darren and Louisa, to Elijah, to Nico, and to all of the folks who've taken photographs or drawn pictures of angels. I hope that one day there will be an exhibit of these artworks, because they will tug at your heartstrings, and make you realize that there's something bigger and better than all of us out there. My spirituality has been strengthened by loooking at these paintings, and are a reminder that life is what we make of it, as it is a canvas that is always changing. With this effort, its on a good road.

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