Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS Peace!

I tried to think of things to say about peace in this world. And then I realized that we need more of it. So, I decided to research quotes about peace, and they speak volumes. Here are a few… You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~Virginia Woolf When the power of love overcomes the…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! A Season and Reason to Share!

Welcome! It’s not until we see a need that we begin to think about how we can help others. Imagine going a little farther than ‘giving’ to others and think about what strength it would take in ‘sharing’ with others. So, what’s the difference, you ask? Well, when you share, you give a part of…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Fathers!

Welcome! These individuals have been called many names: patriarch, father, dad, daddy, Sir, etc. And each name has a special meaning to the one who speaks it. And no matter how young or old we are, these names represent a firm foundation that can withstand anything. And on top of this firm foundation are layers…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Mothers!

Welcome! According to the calendar, Mother’s Day has come and gone. Or has it? Yes, Mother’s Day has come and gone, but I’m not sure that mothers around the world would agree. As for me, I feel that each and everyday should be used to acknowledge mothers because they do so much, continuously. When Mother’s…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Gratitude!

Welcome! “Thank You!” you say with a smile. How do you feel when you say thank you? What are you really saying? During this time of year, we give thanks, we are thankful, and we show gratitude. But, what is gratitude? It is when you honestly let others know how they’ve helped you, and it’s…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Fall Foliage!

Welcome! What can we say about the beautiful fall foliage that creeps in during the months of September and October? Next to spring, it’s the most awesome season of the year and its bounty full of color says so. We change gears and begin to store our summer attire, beach toys and barbeque fixings and…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! The Many Faces of Despair!

Welcome! My heart and thoughts go out to the families, towns, cities, and states who have felt the thrust of Mother Nature. It’s like a whirlwind at times. When we think the devastation has subsided enough to begin clean-up and repairs to our hearts and homes, another uncertainty comes storming around the bend. It can…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Keep Smiling! Keep Shining!

Welcome! The joy I’ve had in painting and sharing these rocks prompted me to share the idea with a long-time friend of mine. I guess you can call her my BFF. Well anyways, she lives 4 hours from me and has a daughter that lives in the northwestern area of the Unites States. Her daughter…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Break Bread, Together!

Welcome! During the month of August, Walmart shared a commercial that begins with people from all walks of life, young and old, from different neighborhoods and of different ethnicity. Each carrying a different chair from their home, their neighborhood, their business, on a motorcycle, a skateboard, down the street, across a rocky beach, over a…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Back to School!

Welcome! It’s an anxious time of year. Not because of a birthday, holiday, or celebration. It’s because of that day at the end of May or early June when so many students are delighted that school has ended. Yet, after a couple of months of endless television, social media, theme parks, family reunions, and the…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Bravo!

Welcome! As we nestle into the topic of how much people ROCK for literacy. I’d like to think about the many stories told by so many of our loved ones who are suffering or who have suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. They are our true warriors, our fighters. They have “ROCKED” FOR LITERACY!! Just to remind…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Be Creative!

Welcome! For those of you that haven’t read my previous Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! posts, I’d like to share a little information about this ongoing shout out. This post is about “ROCKING” FOR LITERACY!! This post IS for people that love literacy, but it also can be for people who may not think of literacy as…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! The Go-Getter

Welcome! For those of you that haven’t read my Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Post #1, I’d like to share a little information about this post. This post continues to “ROCK” FOR LITERACY!! This post is for people that love literacy. This is my second post about rocking for literacy. My focus here is to…

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS!!

Literacy Art by Iris ROCKS! Post #1 How does literacy “rock” for you? Do you love to read until the wee hours of the night? Do you go to the library to choose a novel to read for a few weeks during the summer months and you finish the book in a few days? Well,…