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.