Friday, April 16, 2010

Autism Awareness Month


Are you aware that April is Autism Awareness month? Are you aware that I am able to add alliteration to my Anglican Ambles? (I used a bunch of "A" words & am pretending "Anglican Ambles" means my wandering posts in English---LOL!). In our house every day is Austism Awareness Day. I'll save my essay for later.

Last Friday when I saw the sneak peek for Midnight Madness I knew what to do. I didn't know how at the time, but I knew what to do. It's a puzzle. The sketch, that is, has a puzzle as the main part. Did you know that a colorful puzzle is the symbol for Autism Awareness? I've got more to say on that, too, but not tonight.

I've not made my project, but on Tuesday I played with Photoshop using an online tutorial and created this REALLY COOL image. I feel so smart! ha, ha! I'll turn this into a submission for the MM sketch challenge by Monday, but I just had to share the image with you today. Isn't this cool? You can change the size of the puzzle pieces, too, to a certain degree. If you want to check out the tutorial, I found it HERE.

I have a yard or two of autism awareness fabric. I'd been thinking of making bags with it (I've had the fabric just living in my house for a couple of years now) and a few months ago my friend Emily suggested I make Autism Awareness Bags with a donation to an Autism organization. I intended to do it for April. Oh, well! I want to make something unique, as each person with autism is unique. I have about 8 bags waiting to finish, though, so those must be first.

Proud of you for popping in to ponder my perplexing post about puzzles and people.

Help, I'm alliterating and I can't stop! Bwahahahahaha!

3 comments:

Traci M said...

That is a lovely picture of your daughter, Lori, and such a neat idea with Photoshop!! I bet the end project will be amazing, too!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Great picture...
I love that it is a puzzle...
She's so great....

Hugs,
Em

Miss Iowa said...

I'm becoming seriously concerned about you...

:)