I have heard people say that Autistics aren’t creative and have no imaginations, all because we don’t play the “typical” way. Well, let me tell you: I had a great imagination as a kid. I also loved doing art and other crafty stuff. My great grandma would watch my brother and I during the summers and we would always go to the craft store to figure out new projects to work on. I love art and being creative, and always will.
I have been posting my art online for years. What kinds of art or crafts I have been doing has changed over time. I used to post some of my drawings on my original deviantart account; I also made plushies back then (though they weren’t that good). I tried though, and I enjoyed it. I eventually moved on to my newer deviantart account where I posted custom MLP figures I painted/re-haired and the MLP enamel pins I designed.
Now, over a decade later, I run an online shop for items such as weighted plushies, stimmy toys, hand sewn doll clothing, and tie dyed human clothing. And I am launching a line of enamel pins for the Autistic and disabled communities. I also dye most of my fabrics myself. Dying/tie-dying has been a special interest of mine since I was young. With my shop I get to combine so many special interests into one big endeavor and I enjoy it immensely. I love that I can share my work with others and make them happy too.
I have mentioned in other blog posts I also run a convention. That simply requires me to be creative. I work together with the core staff to figure out the convention’s theme every year and together we come up with an ongoing story and artwork that fits the theme. I also do all the layout and design for our convention’s program guide, which I maybe enjoy way too much!
I enjoy being creative and coming up with fun ideas and projects! So anyone who tells you that an Autistic person can’t be creative is spouting 100% Grade A bullshit.
Hi! My name is Robyn. I am 28, I got my diagnosis at age 26. And ever since then I have been researching autism, learning from other Autistics almost constantly, and have immersed myself in the Autistic community. I already did a more extensive introduction here and you can also peruse my about page.
Being Autism Acceptance Month, I will be blogging throughout April on various related topics as well as sharing stories and photos from my past. And of course I will be wearing RED, even though my favorite color is blue. Blue is a no-go in April. For more information on why blue is bad, please check out this link.
If you have any specific questions about Autism for me, feel free to comment or send an email with them! I would love to help others learn more.
Also I have some #RedInstead buttons for sale in my shop for $2 each. 50% of each button sale will be donated to ASAN at the end of this month. And I have made some #RedInstead Moosh Shapes and weighted Sea Bunny plush, of which 30% of each of those sold will be donated to ASAN as well.
Tomorrow I will be talking about the phrase “Everyone’s a little autistic”.