Anyway, so I am feeling better and ready for this week's post of Thursday Triumph or Tantrum; this week is a triumph. Yay!! I feel good, so let's share the love... :)
Artist opens show at Ramapo College
Alex Kasket, a 23 year-old artist, lives in Westchester County, New Jersey. Masket is completely self-taught and has freedoms unimaginable to most other artists. He doesn't have to buy his materials or make money for rent. He isn't worried about critics or a judgmental art world. He doesn't care. Really. But he's happy to stand in the spotlight while others admire his work. On the way to a show he might say, "I am a movie star."
But this isn't some independently wealthy, self-absorbed artist in action. "I am a movie star" is actually one of the few things Alex can say. He is severely autistic and what his mother, Elaine, calls functional non-verbal. He knows maybe 50 words, by her estimate, but he mainly communicates through sounds, facial expressions and his art. Read the entire story here.
What amazing, special, one-of-a-kind thing have you encountered this week? How do you overcome challenges?