Friday, April 1, 2011

My soul shines blue- World Autism Awareness Day 2011

Autism Affects 1 in 70 boys.
MATERIALS: MLS backdrop paper, Crate Paper Toy Box- everything else

My nephew Marcus is a beautiful being. Unaware of the complexities of human interaction, he moves through life interested in Star Wars, Lego and Godzilla... and chicken nuggets- can't forget those!

Today I will pause and try to imagine what it must be like for him to live in a world too full of sound, of light and strange rules he doesn't follow not because he chooses but because they are invisible to him- out of access.
Marky Mark and Daddy.
Such Goofballs!
I want to ask all of you to pause as well- let's make a little room. For Marcus who will thrive with our encouragement and tolerance. For his Mom and Dad who work with him every day and shoulder the burden of a thousand judgmental stares. For his grand parents who love him deeply and worry just as much- and for you and me- we who perhaps aren't living with Autism directly but who are affected anyway because we love someone who is.
Love you!!!

MuChOs SmOoChEs!
Michelle

7 comments:

  1. I don't know what I like better, the amazing layout or the perfectly written post about your nephew. So well done and extremely touching. This one definitely needs to be framed and put in that beautiful boy's room! :)

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  2. My nephew also has autism. I absolutely LOVE this layout!!! You are amazing!!!! You make my day brighter!!

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  3. This LO is amazing. Love it!!

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  4. love your motivation for making a page here. great that you turned the puzzle piece into bunting to incorporate it into your page x

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  5. I love how you used jigsaw shapes. I have two sons on the autistic spectrum and the jigsaw piece sums autism up. I have a jigsaw piece charm to remind me how everything is a puzzle to them

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  6. You've got style, Girl! I love all of your layouts, but this one especially speaks to me cuz my son has autism and you've really made a perfect page in homage to your nephew. Thank you for the inspiration! I "found" your blog because I am taking Julie's It's Sew Easy class, too. Looking forward to following more of your art!

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