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The Forest Awaits You

There is an age-old saying about looking to the forest by perceiving beyond the trees.

 

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I think most folks have learned if you only focus on one tree you will likely miss that the tree is part of a larger community, a stand, a grove or a FOREST.

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Looking at the entire FOREST is always hard for people living in and concerned only about …just one tree.

 

 

 

Satchi Art Vicious Circle painting by Rob van Heetum

Satchi Art Vicious Circle painting by Rob van Heetum

Which becomes the proverbial, vicious cycle. Trying to understand a single tree can only be done by gathering info from the stand, the beautiful grove… the FOREST of information.

 

 

 

 

Tree hugging in a Santa Cruz redwood FOREST...7 yrs. ago.

Tree hugging in a Santa Cruz redwood FOREST…7 yrs. ago.

My son stands in his Autistic roots. The roots and branches of a tree naturally trellising through the fabric of his glorious DNA. It colors and shades his sensory world and his growth- grafting- patterns with unique and challenging differentials.

 

 

He does not stand alone. There are hundreds and thousands of Autistic people that experience the world as he does and/or have an understanding of those differentials each other experience. An actual inner-standing of his Neurodivergent experience. Over the past decades the community of Autistic adults have grafted together, compared notes and have realized this wonderful fact filled FOREST.  

2016 ANCA World Autism Festival. Innovators, Artists...Friends standing tall together.

2016 ANCA World Autism Festival. Innovators, Artists…Friends standing tall together.

When you view the vast amounts of #ActuallyAutistic people on-line and in the world as a FOREST of knowledge, sharing crucial information about individual trees… you can breathe in that life sustaining information.

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You can research the Autism traits and factors that seem to be pertinent to the tree you love and care for. There is absolutely no excuse or reason to hang out on a limb in one tree when there is an amazing informative canopy, a FOREST of wonder, discovery and successful truths awaiting you and your Autistic loved one.

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STOP being “puzzled” by Autism trapped in a ‘one tree bubble’ with other parents. Look beyond that singular tree to the amazing and enchanting FOREST of Autistic culture. READ, LEARN and LISTEN how to best support and care for Autistic people that have long needed this loving innerstanding!

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Bee Happy!

The first Friday in September has become a traditional day for me to be chalking in Carpinteria! After having my Coloring Book Series highlighted at the former Curious Cup Bookstore there, this delightful town has embraced my heART! Readers of this blog will remember my previous art trips to “Carp” like the time I chalked Nekea Blagoev of Get Smashed Art‘s Ripcurl design HERE! OR the time I chalked a Carpinteria loving mermaid seen HERE! So much FUN to be under the sun and down on the street. As we have continually informed you here from AutismHWY… Chalk Art is addicting in a very colorful, peaceful and loving way!

 

We invite every city to free express within their communities. You should all try it sometime! Next weekend I will be chalking up a design created by MaryEllen Szper of Flying Frog.com at the fabulous Ventura Harbor. MaryEllen is an amazing artist, so wish me luck!

Here is my photo blog from Carpinteria’s “Chalk the Walk 2016″ My rendition of the photo I took, of a sunflower I grew! FUN :
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Wow. Sharing chalk art love in Carpinteria last night, The Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival in the weekend to follow with Vancouver and The ANCA World Autism Festival at the close of the month…definitely reasons to be and stay HAPPY. A Happy September it IS!

Now, spend 15 minutes to absorb this amazing talk filled with thought provoking concepts which support FUN…in order to truly BEE HAPPY! xo …

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AutismHWY Travels to ANCA Naturally Autistic: Chalk It For Autism 2016!

What an exciting initiative taking place at this year’s 7th ANCA WORLD Autism Festival Âû!
I am so pleased to announce that the AutismHWY.com / Chalk Festival and myself, will be coloring perceptions regarding Autism, at this amazing international gathering! I am so honored and excited to be returning to the Naturally Autistic People Awards in Vancouver Canada this fall as a …NOMINEE! My trip in 2011 as a sponsor partner was so inspiring and life changing. It will be fantastic to be back in this expansive vortex of complete acceptance and connection for AUTISTIC PEOPLE AND THEIR SUPPORTERS!
AWAF LOGO July 2016I am thrilled and so proud to be conducting an interactive Chalk Art Workshop. A workshop about this fantastic, OLD & NEW artistic medium as a part of this year’s spectacular global event. WOW!
Chalk and Street Art really do bring people back to their ancestrial roots. Our uniquely human instinctual need …to self express through creativity. Heiroglyphics in the 21st century if you will.  The experience will be exhilarating. I guarantee. As an artist working in the streets, sign painting I learned the power of colorful imagery inserted into everyday life, at a very young age.  I see how imagery markets everything to the world. I have since come to use this skill while engaging with the general public in realistic conversations about Autism. A very grounded way to connect on very deep levels!

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It has been such a fantastic experience engaging with random people seemingly ‘not involved with Autism’ and learning through further discussion… that the majority in fact  are. We are indeed all connected, heARTfully.
At this years ANCA World Autism Festival I will share the story of how we built the AutismHWY.com Chalk Festival. How we came to a partnership with my fabulous hometown of Covina California. How everyone can experience the joys that ‘Street Art’ brings to people participating and spectating, something great for every community. We will see how the process emerges. I will share instruction, pointers and tips, showing the work from our past events and some of my special Autism chalkings from other festivals.

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Participants of the workshop will have the chance to chalk designs on square paper adhered to the table (simulating the chalk square model.) We will have imagery to prompt ART or encourage participants to work from their hearts and see what unexpected messages emerge!
BOOMWe will also be doing an inclusive rainbow color smudging which will activate us experientially. The weaving of the color scheme signifies that we all are made up of many characteristics that shift and blend throughout a lifetime! Using your fingers to literally blur your lines is a powerful feeling! It catapults us into the realization that we are all merging our similarities and/or our differing ‘ways of being’…into a NEW and more accepting way for the future.
A colorful, diverse and more intuitive way of communicating who we are. I am looking forward to authentically meeting and seeing you ALL this fall!

Kelly Green

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