Our Special Featured Individuals

This Blog is for Featured Artists from our team, even though it is not part of any Etsy function, it is a place for our members to read features and to get to know each other.

This blog is not necessarily a place to make individual postings, but rather a location for our members to direct others to read our special features.

Consider this a place for us, to "Shine!"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Show Your "Awe"tism Awareness Challenge

This summer, let your "awe"tism show by sharing your newest ideas, experiences, struggles and joys.

My son Alex turns 19 in July and we are celebrating his birthday by teaching him to use the digital camera (I am learning, too). At first he would just point and shoot one time and hand the camera back to me. The photo would come out blurry and with a thumb print. Before I could tell him to try the next shot, he was already back on the computer.

Somehow, I needed to show Alex the connection between him and the photo. So, one day I went next door to my neighbor's yard and saw her small homemade birdbath.

Alex was with me and often likes to find little objects I hide in our yard. I moved the angel into her birdbath and took a photo. Alex saw me do this and then took another photo. I immediately took the disc out of the camera and loaded some photos. There was his angel photo.

Homemade Birdbath
It was better than mine!

For the first time, I saw a smile on his face. I had made the connection. We posted the photos on Etsy.

Red Lily 

My challenge to you is to share your connections this summer on our blog. And to look at the photo of the angel in the birdbath closely.

Respond by commenting below, and answer the following question: When was the last time you created a piece of art from something that was broken? The most creative response to the photo will receive a special gift from Alex.

You have until July 30 to respond. Alex and his teacher will pick the best response. So, let's start sharing our creativity and "awe"tism now.

Thanks for your support,
Diana (mom of Alex of Alex's Art Loft)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Summer Solstice!

We welcome the Summer Solstice, and hope that everyone is having fun in the sun, relaxing and having a great summer so far!

I am adding a new author today (Diana) and we look forward to seeing new postings with exciting information for all of us!

Happy Summer of 2012 everyone!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's Fall again~

Sometimes I feel like I am living in an upside down world.

Sometimes it feels like every step I take forward,

I fall behind by two.

When all I wanted to originally do, was to take my loved ones out to dinner or to a movie.

Then the excitement builds and builds,

and it gets so high that it hits hits a cresendo.

And the world blows up,

and all plans change.

Such is life, and I have learned to roll with the punches,

and like a duck, the water

rolls off my back.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all that participated in this Autism Awareness giveaway!  Perhaps in the future we will have more.  Without further ado, the winner is

Congratulations Sarah!  I will be contacting you through twitter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Autism Awareness Month Giveaway!

Hi!  Welcome to the Etsy For Autism blog! 

April is Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate, we're having a giveaway!!

Earth Day is also this month so what we're giving away is a cotton reuseable market bag like this one:
Except the one that will be given away will be blue because that is the color of Autism Awareness.

MANDATORY 1ST ENTRY:  Go to the list of Etsy For Autism products HERE and check out all that Etsy for Autism has to offer.  Return here, leaving a comment with the shop name and the name of an item you like.  Please also leave a way to contact you (email address, twitter id, etc) in case you're the winner.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:  Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.  Each comment is one entry.
*Become a fan of Etsy for Autism on facebook.  
*Follow Etsy For Autism on twitter.  Leave a comment with your twitter name.
*Follow this blog.  You'll see the option on the left.
*Tweet about the giveaway using @EtsyForAutism in the tweet.  Leave a comment with the link to your tweet.  This can be done once a day.
*For three additional entries, buy something from one of the Etsy For Autism shops.  Please leave a comment to the link of what you purchased and 3 separate comments.

Please be sure to leave a way to contact you with your entries.  This giveaway will end on April 21st at 11pm PST.  The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced here, on facebook, and on twitter on April 22nd.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Etsy for Autism Gets Plug for Autism Awareness!

Our Team got a great plug, a kudos from Etsy's The Storque

Today, September 21st. 2009, our Etsy For Autism Global Street team got a great plug for Autism Awareness when Etsy user Kestrell wrote an article in the Etsy Blog: The Storque, Art and Activism: Etsy Products for People with Disabilities.

Kestrell wrote about her own loss of eyesight and then featured different items she came across while shopping at Etsy sites.

Last week we sold two necklaces to a buyer that turned out to be Kestrell, the author of this article in The Storque.
It just goes to prove how important our tags for listings really are and that one never know who is visiting their Etsy Shop.

Click on the above image of the front page of The Storque, for the complete article.

Below is one of the necklaces that Kestrell purchased from Sarahbushka's Art Career collection, which Kestrell featured in her article. Scroll to the bottom of the article and you will find the link to "Items from Etsy For Autism."