I may be skipping daily blog posts for the next while.
My daughter Gen, who has a version of autism that closely follows many, but not all of the earmarks of Asperger's Syndrome, has been invited to have an art exhibition at the A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery at the University of Victoria in April. Gen is a storyteller and artist with a beautifully innocent approach spiced by a sense of humour and adventure. We have a massive collection of her work going back all of her 19 years.
My current role is to help her to shortlist some of her stories and sketches as well as select items that showcase her techniques, her colour sense and the way she has always used art to work through the frustrations of dealing with "The Ordinairies". We hope the display will bring joy and insight.
We'll be issuing an invitation to her "Opening" as soon as we have the dates finalised!
I'm feeling proudly overwhelmed at this point!