Mafe Maria: Personal stories by autism parent mentor, Maria Stultz

Wimberley II



  1. On , Petie wrote:

    Joelle is sitting here with me and recognized your art from the trip. It’s very peaceful.

    Joelle says, “I like it.”

  2. On , Maria wrote:

    While I was dropping a water wash on the finished drawing (watercolor pencils), Joelle was sitting by me, painting on her Hello Kitty book (the one where you “paint” with water over a blank page and it magically reveals a pre-made drawing). I was explaining to Jojo that in art, you can keep going and going until you feel like the painting is finally finished. I said “At some point you just have to stop”.

    I’m not sure if she was doing this before, but from that point on, she kept consulting with me on whether I thought her painting looked finished. She had decided that she didn’t have to do the whole thing, just wanted it to look finished.

  3. On , Petie wrote:

    That’s so funny to hear this because today we were coloring together and she said, “do you think it looks finished?” I had never heard her say that before and now I know where it comes from. :) I think it’s cool that she has an aunt that is an artist because she expresses interest in art and she can look up to you for inspiration. As she gets older, I hope you can “work with her” and give her pointers. I know that I adored it when my aunt would give me pointers on dancing and would show me how to do stuff. I thought she was so awesome.

  4. On , Maria wrote:

    Awww… Of course!
    I’m nothing remotely close to awesome, but I’ll always be willing to share what I know with her, and do art together…