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Topic: Giraffe, Fox, and Raccoon Sculptures - Crafting with my Little Brother  (Read 844 times)
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« on: August 26, 2014 10:14:23 AM »

My little brother is such a champ. He's 17 and has cerebral palsy, hypothyroid, and epilepsy. He is mentally and physically disabled, but he still gets through life with a huge smile on his face, and is quite the social butterfly. For a few years, he has been insisting that every time we are together, we create some kind of art together. Usually this involves painting or drawing Disney characters to the best of our abilities.

Earlier this month, he wanted to make something out of clay with me while visiting. I taught him how to pinch off pieces of polymer clay and roll balls and logs to make the bodies of the animals. He did this all with his one "good hand". I helped even and smooth out the shapes for him, but he assembled most of the pieces. Sometimes I just held his hand/finger out and sort of used his hand to do the smoothing just so he could have the experience. He was really excited about them. I'm pretty surprised how they came out actually. These were the only photos I got because the next morning, he took them with him back down to Florida, so the colors are bit off from limited lighting in our dining room. My brother insisted that the giraffe be sticking out his tongue, that the tongue be blue, and that the giraffe also have Elvis-style hair. Wink









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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014 12:11:41 PM »

Very nice
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014 04:01:28 PM »

They're adorable! I love that giraffe; it's so expressive.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014 05:15:06 PM »

Wow, he did an amazing job! I love that giraffe, I would seriously put that in my windowsill. All giraffes should have blue tongues!
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I like how they all look happy and friendly.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014 01:12:14 PM »

those are really cute
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