Explore color and shop my art on my website! Pictured: impasto abstract painting Peacock in teal, blue, and purple.
Disabled is not a bad word. Disability is neutral; it's not bad or good, it's just a part of life. It's not a choice. Treating it as if it is shameful or bad is ableism. The problem is that disabled people are not included in society. We're not included in plans for spaces or communities. We're not included in having our basic needs met and our voices heard.
I Make and Share
I make art and I share in little doses. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. I educate on my experiences and knowledge with Autism, etc.
Watermelon Impasto Detail
A close up of my impasto painting, "Watermelon." Beautiful colors dancing in rainbows on this abstract artwork. Please follow Crutches and Spice for a lot of helpful disability content from Imani Barbarin. She's amazing. @CrutchesandSpice crutchesandspice . com
Mini African Violet
A mini African violet, with variegated pink and green leaves and light purple flowers. So cute!
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Humans come in lots of different neurotypes. Here are 10 Ways to Celebrate Neurodiversity Celebration Week.
6 Ways to Make the Art Community More Accessible
Simple ways to make an art community that includes Disabled Artists.
Holiday Open Studio Events: 50% Off!
50% off at April's Open Studio! Nov 26 & Dec 3, 1-6pm Friends and family (Invite based) In person only: cash, Venmo or PayPal
20% Off Holiday Sale!
Enjoy 20% Off during my Holiday Sale, ending Dec. 4. Code: HOLIDAY2022 AprilMarieMai.com
People to Follow
My take on some people to follow on clockapp plus courtesy suggestions. Lots of Autistic creators and marginalized creators. This content is available for members.
Why I Make Autism Content
"Autistics are making content about our lives and experiences because our input has been ignored in studies. It's always been about what others think of us, how they want us to be different. We've learned we were just right all along. We just want to be valued as much as other humans and included in this world that was designed to exclude us." -April Marie Mai [Image description: above quote in the middle with pastel watercolor in the background and 6 different flowers in different colors.]
Winnergreen African Violet
A super cute mini African violet! [Image description: Photo of an African Violet mini plant "Winnergreen" with abundant white flowers with purple centers]
A Winner Is Extremely Stubborn
I like to turn those "A winner is..." quotes on their head by remaking them into something better! This photograph reminds me of my love of skydiving. I miss it! [Image Description: "A winner is just a person who is extremely stubborn. Yep, it's you. Don't argue with me. -April Marie Mai" in all-capitals white text on a photograph taken from above blue clouds.]
Brown Hydrangea Flowers on Rain Painting
I've been pairing my art with flowers because I love both the colors and the flowers and plants so much! Do you enjoy seeing these? Tell me in the comments! [Image Description: Brown Hydrangea Flowers on Abstract Impasto "Rain" Painting in blue, teal, white, yellow, and orange by April Marie Mai]
Fall Paintings Are In!
Fall Paintings are in! Enjoy fantastic colors and luxurious textures. Featuring chameleon glitter! AprilMarieMai.com -April Marie Mai Become a member for free to see the detail photos! [Image Detail: Text above in various shades of brown with decorative dots and leaves, with a detail of chameleon glitter on the "Dragon" painting in a circle in the middle.]
My Humor Pie Chart
I'm rarely 100% serious. ;) What makes up your sense of humor? Share in the comments! [Image Description: "My Humor (Runs on Autism and ADHD)" Pie Chart with sections: "Thing that Made Me Giggle When I was 5," "Blurting Things Out," "Absurdity," "Adult Humor I Don't Share Here," "Changing Something Partway" and "Situational Humor." The pie chart is in orange, pink, light blue and green on a cream background with black text and "April Marie Mai" at the bottom.]
10 Tips to Host a Disability Inclusive Halloween
Make sure you’re including everyone in the fun! [Image Description: "TRICK or treat" in swirly hand lettering by @NickyLaatz with "TRICK" in "Smoke" Painting and "treat" in "Marigold" Painting by me on a crumpled paper background, with "April Marie Mai" at the bottom]