AweSome AweTism Adventures Art Project


 

 

Stephen's finished Photo Picture Collage
Stephen’s finished Photo Picture Collage

 

Stephen's Collage in Progress
Stephen’s Picture Collage in Progress

 

 

AweSome AweTism Adventures Art Project

 

 

Where I’ve been and Where I’m Going

August 16th after ten years of service I retired from the museum.

I’ve had the privilege to be surrounded by beautiful lovely wonderful art on a daily basis as well as excellent co-workers who are artists. Being around gifted and talented people stimulated me to start creating my own artworks of Mixed Media Collages and eventually acrylic paintings. This gave me the opportunity to participate and exhibit in several exhibitions.

Some of my paintings and collages:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UbhMM99bxqpJYN5o7

Now that I’m retired I’ve decided to devote even more focus and determination towards my artwork. Back in April I opened my Etsy Shop.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SurrealDealArtworks

I’ve also identified a building on Fulton Street near Rockaway Avenue as a potential Art Gallery.

 

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/J4Sfo4iAJ3QLn7tu8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/J4Sfo4iAJ3QLn7tu8

 

There are many artists in my neighborhood but perhaps they don’t have a place to exhibit and sell their art. I want to change that. Manhattan does not have a monopoly on art galleries.

Brownsville/Bed-Stuy has been classified as working class and of course the neighborhood has it’s share of Homeless Shelters, halfway houses and folks receiving government assistance. Poverty does not have to be an obstacle. If the people here especially the young people have an art center where they can come to create and display their artwork it will not just change the neighborhood but will change their world. Creation gives you a purpose and an element of control over their lives. Here is a clip from the documentary Humble Beauty “Skid Row Artists”

https://youtu.be/k_b5yxP8pYw

Art Activism

In order to make this happen I’m asking for a donation of $125 or whatever you can afford

This will help me build my base. My foundation. So that I may be a credit and a help to my neighborhood and expand my program to Queens. My future plans are to extend my program to Ghana where a young Ghanaian woman operates a Center for Children and Adults with Autism.

 

Art Autism and Activism

I’m especially interested in returning art to adults with Autism because my brother Stephen Palmer has Autism. His training Center AABR located in Jamaica, Queens, NY had to lay off the Art Teacher due to budget cuts. AABR has the space. The classroom is available but no Art Teacher. I want to fix that by giving Adults with developmentally disabilities the opportunity to explore their creative abilities.

Below is an example of some art Stephen has created. Once of his favorite artists and influences is Basquiat. Stephen created the photo picture collage at my house during a home visit. I’m determined that Stephen should and must have art in his life therefore when we spend time together we often got to the Brooklyn Museum as well as other New York City area museums. I keep art supplies in my home so Stephen can create to his hearts content. However Stephen’s friends at AABR may not be fortunate to have family or friends to give them an art opportunity. Therefore I intend to rectify this situation.

 

 

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Stephen Palmer painting

 

My desire is that you will be able to make an investment not just in me but in folks who don’t have a voice to give them a voice through art.

Thank you.

DeBorah Ann Palmer

ROAMING URBAN GYPSY

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/

 

You may contribute via PayPal using my email address: deborah.palmer280@gmail.com

 

Twitter

@Dancingpalmtree

http://twitter.com/dancingpalmtree

Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?”

The Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!”

 

 

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Kind and Caring


 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Kind and Caring

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Kind and Caring

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

This week the topic is Kind and Caring I find taking photos of kind moments are fun to capture.  Let’s see how creative you can be on for this week’s challenge.  Have fun with this week’s challenge.

My brother Stephen who is the very definition of kindness and caring.  Stephen is the greatest and most Awesome Autism Guy in the world.  He has helped me in many ways and does his best to reach out to others in need including the homeless.  Stephen does not view his Autism as a disability but as a way to channel his generosity, kindness, caring and compassion to others in greater need.  He is always there to assist his friends who live with him at his Group Home Residence and at his Training Center.  Stephen is a Transformer as he transforms every life he touches.  My brother Stephen is Love in Action.  Stephen is more than my brother ~~ Stephen is my best friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – January 22, 2018


 

 

Share Your World – January 22, 2018

Share Your World – January 22, 2018

List 2 things you have to be happy about?

My brother Stephen, my birthday in February and Vacation in March

Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?

Yes I believe so.

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

Non-Hugger.

I really don’t like to be touched and am very uncomfortable with strange people trying to touch me.  It’s like an invasion of privacy.  Men will use hugging to take unwanted liberties. Really very creepy and disturbing.  Yes I do hug my brother Stephen and a very few select close friends but other than those people I try to avoid all uninvited touching.

 

 

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

 

My Artwork for the upcoming Union Art Show

 

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Measure of a Life


 

Seasons of Love from the Musical and film Rent

 

I measure my Life in Love and Relationships. Not race, religion, disabilities, church affiliation, culture or tradition.  Happy for the Healthy days which are now few and in between. If you have Good Health be Thankful. Be Grateful because it can be taken away in a moment.

A Big Thank you to ALL my friends, followers and subscribers!

Does not matter to me whether you are straight or gay, Yoruba, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian or Muslim. Love transcends sexual orientation, race, skin color which are ALL gift from God.  One God. Many Pathways.

Life is too short to hate.  Decide how you will spend the next 525,600 minutes of 2018.

Hugs and Happy 2018!

I include pictures of my brother Stephen because he is the most Loving, Accepting, Caring, Kind, Generous person I know! He only sees people as people. Not a color. Not a stereotype or a race.  He sees human beings. New potential friends.  If an Autism Guy can grasp this concept why can’t so called normal folks?

 

 

My brother Stephen. My Blessing!

 

God Bless and Go Bless Somebody in 2018!