“Tanisha’s Palette: The Beautiful Mess of Emotions in Learning”

Picture this – Yesterday, I was with my daughter Tanisha, showing her a new way to paint. Her eyes lit up as she held her paintbrush, ready to try something new. She was excited about this new way of painting, but she was also very scared. Trying something new can be really scary sometimes!

Isn’t it something to see a person feel scared and excited at the same time when they’re learning something new? Seeing Tanisha react this way shows just how mixed up our feelings can get, especially when we’re trying something we’ve never done before.

My child, Tanisha, is an abstract art painter, and we often get asked, “What is abstract art?” It can be challenging to explain, but Tanisha has a special way of expressing her creativity through colors and shapes.

For Tanisha, abstract art is about capturing emotions and experiences in a way that words cannot convey. It’s a way of bringing emotions to life on the canvas.

When she paints, Tanisha starts with no plan, letting her intuition guide her as she explores different colors and textures. It’s a bit like a game of discovery!

As she paints, patterns and connections begin to emerge, and Tanisha builds on those, layering and refining until the painting takes on a life of its own. Each brush stroke reveals something new and unexpected.

That’s the beauty of abstract art – it’s a way of expressing oneself in a unique and personal way. It’s a language of the soul that invites the viewer to bring their own experiences and emotions to the painting.
Abstract art allows Tanisha to explore the world through color and imagination, and share that beauty with others.

So, coming back to learning, learning something new can make you feel really happy and really scared at the same time. This is especially true when you’re doing something you’re not used to. Sometimes, we get scared because we don’t know what will happen, we’re worried about making mistakes, or we’re scared we won’t do well. For people like Tanisha, these feelings can be really strong. Some people love trying new things, but others find it hard to control their feelings. It’s so important to help and understand people like Tanisha, showing them how to handle being scared in a good way.

As I watched Tanisha try this new painting method, I saw how the strong feelings made her react. She loved the new painting method and was excited about her painting, but she was also really scared because she felt pressure to do well and was unsure about trying something new.

Tanisha does her best when she’s in a safe and comforting place. It’s also really important to let her know that it’s okay to make mistakes when learning something new. I hope that Tanisha will learn to enjoy the fun of trying new things while also handling the fear that comes with it. With time, practice, and lots of support, she might even get better at handling new things with courage and happiness.

Whether a person has autism or not, we all get scared. I hope more people will understand and talk about this. Let’s make a world that understands and supports everyone. By talking openly and spreading awareness, we can make a space where people aren’t ashamed of being scared, but are supported and helped.

#learning #art #share #creativity

Author Juhi Saxena

Creative representation for this blog is done by our extremely talented CreativeSaathi Tanisha Saxena


SuperSaturday by CreativeSaathis: blog 1

1. CreativeSaathi – Pranjal Mishra , 25 years

Artwork details:

Title: The Lighthouse

Message: The painting conveys a sense of strength and stability in the face of the wild and unpredictable elements of nature. It is a testament to bravery and resilience of people who have built and maintained lighthouses throughout history, and a celebration of the beauty and power of the sea.

Size of the artwork: 987 X 552

Medium used: Digital artwork on MS Paint

Digital Artwork by CreativeSaathi
Pranjal Mishra

Pranjal Mishra is a Graduate in Sociology from IGNOU, is well versed with MS Office and does data entry in Excel. He likes to sing songs and play music on the keyboard. He has recently won the 1st prize in the Online Adyatma Talent Contest 2022 for playing his keyboard. He has also interned at Saamarthya foundation and AMBA for Life. This year i.e. in 2023, Pranjal made a calendar from his digital art which was launched at the Vizag Steel Plant New Year function.
You can reach out to him at

2. CreativeSaathi – GOMATHI SHANKAR, 25 years

Title – Nature my passion

Message:  In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. –Alice Walker

So, is with humans! Noone is perfect, some are differently abled and perfect in weird ways but they are still beautiful and are dear to God.

Size of the artwork – A 4 sheet
Medium – acrylic, water colour and oil pastel.

Artwork by CreativeSaathi

Gomathi Shankar is an artist and practice lots of water colour, acrylic colour, colour pencils and also pastel colours. She has got interest in art, craft and also stitching. She does cutting and cooking. She loves nature and walking is her passion. Whenever she feels low, she goes for a walk. She also contributes by making and selling newspaper bag for disposing used sanitary pads. Her art work is selected for sunrise calendar for the year 2021, 2022 and 2023.


Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms symbolize rebirth and renewal. And they are associated with the onset of Spring. Cherry Blossoms are widely seen in the mountainous terrains of Himachal, Meghalaya and Kashmir. This is the idea and inspiration behind Kabir’s latest artwork “Cherry Blossoms “

“Cherry Blossoms “
Artist: Kabir Vernal CreativeSaathi associate
Medium: Poster Paints on Watercolour Paper
Size: A4 (8.7 inch x 11.7 inch)

The artwork involves process art with extensive finger painting, and the use of a brush for only the flowers in the foreground. Kabir loves playing with sticky textures, hence finger painting is something he truly enjoys.

Artist Kabir Vernal

Kabir Vernal, is a 11 year old on the Autism Spectrum from Hyderabad. He is primarily non-verbal. Although he has a fairly big vocabulary, his communication is still very limited and need based only. He loves playing with sticky textures, colours and the process of creating art.

Kabir enjoys the process, often choosing the colour palette and the subject of his art. His artwork styles include abstract floral art (with loose brush strokes), process art, abstract expressionism and intuitive art. Kabir loves spending time outdoors amidst nature.

Art by Kabir is one of the labels on SpecialSaathi’s OnlineShop [e-commerce platform] Art By Kabir– is an initiative to showcase art and art based products created by Kabir Vernal and are available on sale on Satviki. His artwork styles include abstract floral art (with loose brush strokes) , process art, abstract expressionism and intuitive  art.

A selection of his artworks is also available for sale on the Atypical Advantage website,

And his artworks are annually printed as blank greeting cards, that are sold via the Instagram and Facebook pages of Art By Kabir

Instagram: @artby.kabir



Our Beautiful Journey with Art and Craft – Tanvi Kamat

“मन – day की बात SpecialSaathi के साथ”


Hi! I am Tanvi and I have an eight year old son on the spectrum. Though he is verbal, he mostly talks in numbers and it is hard to understand what exactly goes in his mind.

When he was around 5, that’s when the Covid-19 hit and everything was shut . As we stayed all day and night inside the four walls, we needed something to occupy us the whole day in a meaningful way.

Initially I was trying what the therapist taught me during a few years of our journey and soon we both got bored and tantrums and behaviour started creeping in. That’s when I got to know many amazing Telegram and WhatsApp groups and met so many amazing moms and realised I’m not alone out there who is struggling so much. I don’t know if somehow it gave me calmness to face the truth and strength to fight and find ways to keep him busy in a useful way and at the same time we were covering the lagging milestones as well.

One such thing which clicked and did its magic was art and crafts. We explored so many things on the way as we both were pretty new to this subject. I was not much into any extra curricular activities, arts or crafts since my childhood; and after his diagnosis I was mostly into usual ways of therapies like table top. So it was a completely new journey for both of us.

Art and craft gave a boost to everything. Though it did not change anything overnight, but gradually he learnt – cutting, pasting, exploring new arts, making our own toys (though he played with it for a short period of time), wall hangings which we could show off to our relatives who visited 🙂

Our biggest achievement was with these little crafts we did over the years, we could achieve – sitting tolerance, gross motor, fine motor, speech and academic goals in a more naturalistic way.

Att by Tanvi’s son

It doesn’t mean, now everything is settled. We still struggle when it comes to the language and conversation part, at least I’m happy he is able to tell his needs now. Fine motors and sitting tolerance are better and in turn this helped in writing his classwork and sitting for at least 4 hours in school.

Art and Craft has become a part of our life now and a mandatory activity every weekend. We are improving every day. He enjoys doing and I enjoy shooting and making videos of him which he watches in loop after it is done 😀

We found our little joy in arts and crafts. Hope you find yours too.

Keep crafting memories,
Author Tanvi K

I am Tanvi, a stressful Software Engineer turned full time peaceful Homemaker 😎. Currently working full-time from home, for the home and enjoying the roller coaster ride of LIFE with my FAMILY.


Creative representation for this blog is done by our supertalented CreativeSaathi associate Shubh Pathak


Art forms that I did’nt notice were helping me !!!

Please see the image above in reference to making sniggles

Please check out the scribble tag activity above mentioned in the video blog