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"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.]
A super cute mini African violet! [Image description: Photo of an African Violet mini plant "Winnergreen" with abundant white flowers with purple centers]
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.]
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! 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.]
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.]
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]
"Neon Ice" Abstract Impasto Painting Detail by April Marie Mai
We're developing our own terminology. Here's an important one to know! [Image Description: "If you didn't know, Autism + ADHD = AuDHD. @AprilMarieMai" on a blue card with flowers and leaves poking out from behind it]
Blue Delphinium Flowers on "Wisteria" Painting by April Marie Mai
Mini African violet with mostly white variegated leaves with green centers and purple flowers
Are you here partly for Autism and ADHD content? Let me know and introduce yourself in the comments! It will help me know what I should share. "Hello to all my fellow Autistics, ADHDers, and their parents who want to learn how to best support their child!" - April Marie Mai [on a watercolor orange yellow, pink and white background]
"Blue Lights" abstract impasto painting detail with black, blue, white, and purple little rainbows.
Yes, I've been busy painting, and I have a loooot more art to add for you to see! I hope you're ready! What are you hoping to see? I've been adding the originals or the prints first, and waiting to post the other so you don't get the same thing repeated immediately, but just let me know if you want to buy a print or the original of something and I'll make it happen. I love these wet paint photos! [Image Description: Two photos of details of paintings, one with orange and dark blue, and one with mint green, white,...
Color drops in teal, yellow, and pink interact together, melding and reshaping each other.
12x12 Reception tomorrow evening, Oct. 21, 5-8pm, at InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park, KS. Cash and carry paintings!
This is how I've always felt! "So much art to make in such little time! -April Marie Mai" I could fill many lifetimes with artmaking. In the meantime, I have to pick and choose between ideas, because I only have one life. ;)
My abstract impasto "Sapphire" painting, a square canvas with a circle of bright pink in the middle, radiating to purple, and surrounded by blue with white throughout. Each swipe of the palette knife has a few different colors in it. Bright, beautiful, and precious. Topped with some white flowers from a tree, perhaps crabapple flowers.
I like to share my thoughts and experiences with you, as well as my process, and not just finished works of art. I hope you're up for more insights into my processes and my experiences. I'm so glad you're here! What content do you look forward to seeing? [Image description: A light pink piece of paper nestled in a pink wild rose bush with the text, "Sharing: I want to share more of my process and my thoughts with you. I hope you're in! -April Marie Mai"]