Wednesday, April 30, 2008

icraft.ca

I have a new venue for selling my jewelry at icraft.ca I'll be posting more in the days and weeks to come, check out some of my designs! This is a Canadian company, much like etsy and it's pretty new, it's exciting to be there from the beginning! Here are some of the items I've posted so far:






Monday, April 14, 2008

Autism - the Musical on HBO

I finally sat down yesterday and watched "Autism - the Musical" - it aired in the US on HBO, here in Canada on the Movie Network, and I think it still might be listed on the Movie Network on Demand if you care to watch it. Wow, what a powerful movie! It's a documentary of a project called "The Miracle Project", created by Elaine Hall. I couldn't believe the candor of the parents, they really opened up and let everyone into their world. The director of the documentary (Tricia Regan) really showing all aspects of what we as families go through living with autism. This wasn't another "doom and gloom, look how bad our lives are living with autism" video.....this showed it all, the good, the bad, the happiness, the tears, it was very powerful. I kept trying to "see" my son in some of the children profiled, and really couldn't -- he wasn't totally like any of them....but then again, isn't that what the "spectrum" is all about -- these children are all so different! The movie made me think about autism in different ways, think about the way in which we interact with autistic children, what we expect from them, etc. It made me uncomfortable sometimes, happy, sad --- in short it really made me THINK.

This trailer I understand was put together to promote "The Miracle Project". It features some of the kids from the movie: