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Monday, July 30, 2012

Watercolor Journal - "Miss Liz"


My daughter commissioned me to create this "thank you" gift for a very special lady.  Lizanne Blake is the very talented speech therapist who helped my grandson learn to speak.  To our family it's simply "Miss Liz".

One to two times a week for several years a highlight of the week was the visit to her office.   On one of our visits, I got to go along.  Not only did she have the coolest toys to play with, but she would get down on the floor in the midst of the boys and toys to play with them.  I enjoyed seeing how she used the playtime to draw out and emphasize certain sounds needed for speech.  "Good Talking, Micah!"  "He's making all the right sounds, April" she would encourage.  Then eventually the words came, and today, he is speaking fine.  When I Skype the boys, to read them their weekly story, our once "speech delayed" boy, will tell his stories to me.  That's music to my ears!  He doesn't need to go to Miss Liz anymore, but he misses her.  I'm happy I could have a part in this gift, because I want to say a big grandma THANK YOU to Liz Blake.
"We love to go to see Miss Liz!" 
The painting was approx. 10" X 20" and here's a close up of the background for those of you who like to see the details:


7 comments:

  1. A beautiful piece of art work, I bet she'll be so honored and proud to receive it.

    Your grandson son is so cute!! What a blessing that this wonderful teacher taught him to speak.

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    1. Thanks Dolores. They are giving it to her this morning. I can't wait to hear how she likes it!

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  2. That's a beautiful work of art! And I cannot believe how young Micah and Owen look in that picture! My how times flies. :0)

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    1. I was wondering who you were! Thanks Keli

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  3. Laurie....I am speechless! And THAT is saying something for a speech pathologist. April presented me with this beautiful watercolor last week..and there simply are no words to thank you for your thoughtfulness. Working with Micah and his family is such a blessing. Thank you so very much.

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