May 8, 2011
She was sitting stony faced amongst a sea of smiling faces, her tears threatening to well up at any moment. We were drawing whirly twirly trees based on Klimt's Tree of Life but for some reason it just wasn't happening for her. I went over and sat with her and in a little while we were able to deduce that she could draw faces really well. So I suggested that instead of a whirly twirly tree she draw a face with whirly twirly hair, upon which suggestion her entire mood changed and the artist within the small child joyously re-emerged.