Acquainted with Mr. Murphy

I feel like I haven’t blogged in so long! ((Because I haven’t.)) Some of you may know that myself, partner, and son participated in a documentary a few years ago. For our part, we spoke of the transgender experience. The docu-film isn’t through being edited and produced, but I stop and think of how different […]

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Ranting on random stuff

I sat on my specific recliner couch corner spot; in the Christmas-lights glow-quietness of having been productive and that glow of tired you get too, when you’ve done all you can. And the blanket was soft. And it was Christmas Eve but despite the wrapping and baking and decor (dollar store paper things with jolly […]

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Art of Autism’s annual women’s history month Contest Closed

THE ART OF AUTISMAnnounces the annual WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH contest open to autistic artists.For more info, email KIM at: aoaWHMcontest@gmail.comDeadline Feb. 28, 2021. Please share widely! I enjoy flooding March on a daily Basis with an homage to women in art. #womenshistory #WomensHistoryMonth #contest #artwork #autisticartist #artoflove #artcreation #ArtofAutism sponsored by ArtLifting

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Online conference

Check out this online conference, my bit was on at 2:15 EST Nov. 28, 2020, but the conference can be viewed in entirety. .. https://youtu.be/NLZRUlsYIMo Note: AsymptomaticSpread is real. Five people I love (a whole household) had #COVID19 The man pictured here has died. I don’t normally share things like this but here’s a link. […]

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Covid Pasttimes

My mother used to say “She’s not a gusher…” to describe me when I opened a gift and was not raving outwardly about it. Then she’d laugh nervously as she always did when she was describing me. Of course I didn’t have a name for me then, (flat affect, autism, dysthymia) there’s many names I’d […]

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Books by Autistic Authors; Reviewed by Kimberly Gerry Tucker

BECOMING VULNERABLE by Joshua Corwin. My review of this poetry book here: https://the-art-of-autism.com/joshua-corwins-becoming-vulnerable-book-review-and-participate-in-book-launch/ My review of Jude Morrow’s book “Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad?” Review here: https://the-art-of-autism.com/a-memoir-by-an-autistic-dad-why-does-daddy-always-look-so-sad/ Here I have reviewed Siena Castellon’s book The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: https://the-art-of-autism.com/book-review-the-spectrum-girls-survival-guide/

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Covid-19 and it’s environmental impact globally

If you have time to read, here are some links to the earth healing due to Covid-19 and a few links to how animals are adapting. If you have any similar links, please post in the comments. Crime down in Chicago: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-police-new-crime-stats-20200331-utnr2apdtbdzhagsehlzvq4lvi-story.html%3foutputType=amp Indians breathe easier: https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN21A1BV Pollution plummets over China: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.axios.com/coronavirus-nasa-images-china-pollution-clears-7dd8961d-0627-4342-ab0d-029c872ced1e.html But of course humans […]

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Covid 19 sadness. Restless..

.my sore throat is from dust from cleaning closets. My anxiety though is from hell. I’ve not been out since Thursday. This is Sunday. I lied. I’ve gotten the mail on my porch. I’ve gone from low carb searching for ingredients like MCT oil, Miracle noodle fettuccini shirataki and Ghee to carb loading comfort French […]

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Collage by KimberlyGerryTucker

I was thinking how I’ve not been productive lately, artly speaking. And then I went through old canvases. I’ve made quite a few. The last few years 2017-2019 -has actually had quite the output. Some here are a combination acrylic and paper. Most are paper. In some cases, I’m posting portions of larger works. Like […]

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Halloween Shenanigans

I don’t have a single picture of me in costume as a child. Rolls of film cost money then and we chose carefully what to take pictures of. But I did find this memorable costume which I actually wore. The Princess with the butter-yellow hair ……

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Snowing in the bedroom

It’s Autumn, not winter. Let me explain. But first-butterflies. This plant attracts butterflies, like these pictures I took at the beach: (They let me get very close). A funny thing happened last night. I’m collecting these milkweed pods for a craft project I’ll eventually share here… so I’m keeping the pods on my bedroom shelf […]

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My Family, My Updates, and Art

Masking is a process in which an individual changes or “masks” their natural personality to conform to social pressures, abuse, and/or harassment. -wiki I enjoy making memes, they’re something I can do creatively that takes little time. I made the one above and these recently: I didn’t note the misspelling of “autistic” until yesterday and […]

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Painting My Nightmares

Anxiety and Night Terrors   You are having a silly dream. Maybe you’re walking with Rod Stewart and he face-planks and when he stands up has a bloody nose. (I had that dream…) But suddenly the silliness transforms. There are more shadows. Looming shapes. Sudden jump-scares. And then: IT. The ‘thing’ in the dream either […]

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Runaway Bardos, lessons learned in retrospect

I’m reading this book: In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying Hardcover – May 7, 2019 by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  (Author), Helen Tworkov (Author) Through the “bardos…” Bardos: Defined by wiki: ‘Used loosely, “bardo” is the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth. According to Tibetan tradition, after death and before […]

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Collection MMXIX Dobbs Ferry

I had the great opportunity to represent Art of Autism with my art at this event in Dobbs Ferry NY on May 30. Some proceeds will go to AoA -any purchases from any artist in the show (commissioned or sold) made up to 30 days after the show. Artists present: I caught many Sleeping Snorlax’s […]

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Singing Bowl Update

It sings! My son Silas works with crystals and all things spiritual. For those of you who read my blog about me not being able to get my singing bowl to sing, here’s an update. There was song in there after all! Here’s Silas:

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I Never Knew Bella Blankets Existed (and other epiphanies, like understanding my own artworks several years after I made them!)

THE CRUNCHER TRIGGER WARNING: descriptives of medical problems The facility who did my test follows the “Planetree” philosophy, which means: mindful of a person’s mind, body and spirit. As you’re waiting for your name to be called, there are ‘soothing’ colors, comfortable furnishings, free coffee bar and a water feature. There are snacks in a […]

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Diversity Represented in Dolls (a positive step toward eradicating Stepfordian world-views)

By Kimberly Gerry Tucker The word ‘tomboy’ was never in my vocabulary. I adored climbing boulders, collecting rocks, studying insects, and sitting in mud puddles rolling mud meatballs. I liked dolls too. I was no stereotype. I used to cringe when I was called tomboy. I was being a kid. No specific gender, just being […]

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Xmas Pictorial Musings

A quick blog post. This year I decorated sparsely, at least for me…being in the hospital for a few days a few weeks ago threw me. It really put a stick in my bicycle spokes, so to speak… I decorated the front door, in a weird but bright way. I also got around to hanging […]

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Christmas Passed

As I write this, Thanksgiving is a few days away. But yeah this is a Christmas post. An only child, it was often us three (my parents and I) against the world. When my mother had sudden unexpected heart problems in her 30s, it explained a lot: the reason why she was winded, did little […]

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Unconventional Unconditional Love

“Gee… good thing I’m wearing my glasses or I’d be wearing your mucous on my eyeballs.” How many times have I said that? I say it a LOT. #ElderlyCat #CatSneeze Yesterday my son got married at a castle outdoors. Here’s a picture of my youngest granddaughter. Windy and 45 degrees. But we bundled up. My […]

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Spring (and then there were two)

It seems like Winter lasted from September to May here but finally signs of warmer weather include baby birdies in nests and concert tickets purchased. Spring occurrences; rituals. I look forward to following my favorite music to different venues. This year, the band LIVE opens for them. A band I’ve seen a few times that […]

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Storm Connecticut May 15, 2018

Did we have a tornado in Seymour? This photo is taken by my son’s friend here in my town. My iPhone pictures aren’t the best; they’re taken from a moving car. We were lucky really. Easy to take infrastructure for granted, until one no longer has it, and since I work from home this means […]

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Mother Energies

I found out I was adopted when I was about 12, and boy was I confused. My mother, seen here holding me at my grandmother’s house in Massachusetts (I was so tuned out, and I didn’t even like ‘camera eye contact’ -still don’t) was a loving, caring, doting, involved parent. So, my young mind could […]

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Marge Piercy Poem

I had a fb memory flashback arise and I’d totally forgotten posting it in 2011. So I screenshotted it as I couldn’t get cut and paste to work on the flashback. Who knows why… Anyhow the poem is worth sharing. It’s timeless. Marge Piercy: Image from a salvaged vintage 1890s paper booklet on ladies’ interests, […]

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Ugly smokestacks and wastes of time

I’m sitting in a Doc appointment waiting room now; near a very pessimistic older woman who’s going on about her troubles; to her companion, a woman she didn’t expect to see here. They’re hugging because the companion’s name just got called to see the doctor. “Now don’t go putting anything on the air about what […]

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My podcast with Different Brains will air March 26th. I had the pleasure of writing for Spectrum Woman. 🍀Link here: Spectrum Woman KimTucker That’s all for now!

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Short Howie video

For those of you who have read the book, you know it is about my husband who had ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrigs). In this very short video clip (I’m working on converting the hi-8 cassettes to DVD) you will see a daily occurrence: me brushing his teeth. Howie was fairly mobile here, […]

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Random Insights, New Collage

Here’s a random thing that happened recently: I was given a prescription for compression socks because I have an enlarged saphenous vein. Boy are those stockings stretchy! Last week, at a routine exam at my GP, I started removing my compression socks to get an EKG. Compression socks are so springy that one flew out […]

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Where Does The Past Begin?

Great authors turn words of phrase into streams of consciousness. In Amy Tan’s memoir “Where The Past Begins,” she notes the significance of bringing/sending flowers to funerals. I used to wonder why flowers appeared surrounding and draped on caskets. Wasn’t this, I pondered, a cold reminder of life and beauty? A distraction for the living; […]

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