Hi everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by 🙂 I am taking a break from tutorials for a second to talk about something verrrry important!!!
I want to share about a big online auction that just went live and is running until April 15th! After all, April is Autism awareness month! This fundraiser will support Mosaic Learning Society, which offers educational, social, and fine arts programs for children and youth on the autism spectrum. Created by families for families, Mosaic provides innovative programs in adaptive environments to foster growth and confidence in all of the children they support.
My 9 year old son has severe autism, is non verbal, and has many challenges that come with his disability, but that didn’t stop him from creating something for the auction:
I am blubbering all over my keyboard as I share this- Asher has been so blessed by Mosaic and the incredible support they offer. Sure, I helped him with the details of this painting, but I am so proud of him for getting his hands dirty (literally) to create such a beautiful piece. Here is a sweet video of him working on it: https://instagram.com/p/0tZambPt6u/
This auction features a student art section (scroll down!), and the talent displayed seriously gives me goosebumps! All of the kids who take part in Mosaic’s Education program have created the most amazing original artwork to share with us! Great job everyone!!!
I have donated a couple of my original button paintings to support this great cause, and there are SO many other items you can bid on! Along with my elephant family painting, you can snag yourself this happy little number:
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Thank you all for donating to such a valuable cause!! HERE is the auction link once more for good measure- there is something for everyone!
Thanks again for stopping by my page! Feel free to browse around- I have lots of nifty tutorials and recipes hanging around 🙂
Happy Autism Awareness month!