Painting Love

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“Painting Love,” Friend, March 2017

Friends with Heart

Painting Love

Friend Magazine, 2017/03 Mar

Hi! I’m Lucy! I like to paint and to share love with others.

Learning to Paint

Lucy’s mom is an artist. When Lucy was a baby, she loved to watch her mom paint. Now her mom is teaching Lucy to paint too. Someday she wants to share an art studio with her mom.

Lucy’s Heart

Lucy and her older sisters entered an art contest at their school about making the world a better place. Lucy wanted to paint a heart. She said, “The world be a better place if we have love in our hearts.”

When Lucy found out that her painting won the contest, she told her sister Ruby, “Yours is so good. I wish you would have won instead of me.” Then Lucy couldn’t believe it when she found out her painting won the contest for the whole United States too!

A Special Way to Communicate

Lucy can’t always tell others what she is feeling, but she wants people to feel loved and happy. And her paintings do that!


Lucy was born with a syndrome that makes her muscles not work together well. It makes it hard for her to swallow and talk. Lucy rides a special bike and goes on hikes with her family to get stronger.

Lucy’s ideas for Showing Love

  • Have love in your heart.

  • Love helps you feel happy.

  • Be nice and kind to others.