Georgie is 16 and has recently taken up art and painting as a hobby. Her mum Ann tells us a bit about Georgie and her paintings.
Georgie often says “Oh wow!” when she sees a beautiful view. She took a photo of the sunset and wanted to paint it.
Here’s a clip of her putting the pastel colours down and blending the colours with a wet brush.
Here is another painting Georgie did recently. She did this painting over several days following an online workshop. She loved using the bright colours, especially for the flowers. Along with her mum she made this into cards and sold them to raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. She has now sold 300 cards. They delivered some to local friends and posted the rest. Georgie wanted to sell her cards to raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland by way of a thank you for all the support and sociable fun she has had online throughout lockdown. If you would be interested in buying some (£2.90 each or 4 for £10) please email Georgie’s mum on ann.butler14 @hotmail.com.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland were determined to provide this online support throughout lockdown and this has worked really well for Georgie. She has really developed the ability to engage with others online. It obviously isn’t the same as in-person communication but, given that the family has always lived in quite remote places, Georgie has been able to make more friends with Down’s syndrome this year than ever before.
Thanks to TeenZspace and the Branch activities she has recently enjoyed: drama from the West of Scotland Branch, Singing Hands from the Edinburgh and Lothians branch, a Christmas disco with the Aberdeen Branch and a pet show, Karaoke, Laughing Yoga, a Superheroes party, jewellery making and fruit kebab making as part of TeenZspace. Georgie has had so much fun and her confidence and communication have both developed hugely.
In addition she has benefited from wonderful online workshops with Paragon Music some of which were in partnership with DSS.
Besides her Art, her other emerging talent and enthusiasm during lockdown has been her golf. She has spent hours practising her swing and her putting. Here’s a glimpse of her in action.
Before lockdown Georgie was loving her work experience at the amazing Loch Arthur Camphill Community. Georgie worked in the bakery and, with wonderful supportive friends, she was in her element! She hopes to see them again once restrictions ease. Georgie really enjoys school and is very much looking forward to getting back after Easter. She has another year to go and it will be exciting to see what she does next...
She loves her art, her baking, her golf, music, dance and, most of all, she loves having sociable fun, helping people and making people laugh! It’ll be fascinating to see where her life takes her.
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Georgie is 16 and has recently taken up art and painting as a hobby. Her mum Ann tells us a bit about Georgie and her paintings. Georgie often says “Oh wow!” when she sees a beautiful view. She took a photo of the sunset and wanted to paint it. Here’s a clip of her putting […]