Making the world better…

How can bullying start in kindergarten?  This morning I heard about a 5 year old being put in a headlock by another 5 year old and pulling his glasses off his head.  My first reaction was WTF?  And it has been on my mind all day.

What does a child that age know about bullying? Why would a child that age do that? The sad part is that the bully is probably bullied at home and thinks it’s normal behavior.  Is he destined to be a bad person forever?  I believe being mean is learned, so I think it can be changed.

What if someone could show this child a different way to treat people?  Does he think that this is how you treat friends?  Does he think that is playing?  What if another child tried to talk to him and asked why he did that?

I would like to think that it’s worth a try.  So far, answering to hate with hate has not been shown to work. Just him only getting in trouble for the incident is probably not the answer.  I hope the other child talks to him and shows him there’s a better way to play.  There’s a lot of pain hidden behind bullying and hatred and I think the pain only grows without love. What if we tried to reach these children, sooner than later?  Could we change the direction they are headed?

I”d like to think so…

“Transformation #2″ 12″x24” Acrylic on Canvas

 

Blog Post 7.23.12 (Dino Paintings)

Inspiration comes from all over!!
I just became a grandmother for the first time, and Mom & Dad wanted to get dinosaur things for the baby’s room. Dinosaur kid things are not that easy to find! Also I decided that he just had to have some original paintings from his grandmother, so I decided to paint a series of dinosaurs. This is one of the paintings from my “Paxton’s Dinos” Series.

I really like the way they came out!  They are playful & bright!
I decided I will sell prints of them, since the originals obviously belong to Paxton!  I will be posting the series on my website shortly with prices for the prints.

I did giraffes a few months back that came out really cute also…

This got me thinking about making different animals also, so I will have a whole children’s line of paintings!  Stay tuned!

Daily Photo 7.20.10 (At the Pool)

This has to be one of the cutest most photographed little boys ever! (yes, his mom follows him with a camera also.)  He came over to hang out and swim at the pool.  I love photographing little kids.  They are just being themselves, so if you are willing to spend a little time and take quite a few shots you will get amazing photos, just about every time!

At the Pool

At the Pool

Daily Photo 7.17.10 (Kids Photos)

I love photographing kids!  I guess it comes from following my own kids with a camera when they were little.  My daughter said that I was getting her ready for when she would be famous, so she could handle the paparazzi! 🙂  I took these photos at my niece’s son’s birthday party.

coming down the slide!

coming down the slide!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Isn't she adorable?

Isn't she adorable?

Cutie Pie!

Cutie Pie!