Things I Do At Home by Matthew N.

Art is a form of love. Art is the ultimate gift. Art heals life. 
Robert Genn
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Creating art relieves stress, builds self-esteem and fills us with a sense of purpose, accomplishment and peace.  At SEEDs for Autism we understand the healing power of art and recognize the importance of having an outlet to express ourselves creatively during these difficult times. Encouraged by his family, Matthew N. shares his thoughts, his inspiration and his amazing artwork with our readers.
The artist at work
Today is about 2 months that we are dealing with the coronavirus situation. My mom wanted me to write about my activities. I had to stay inside and worry about our future. I spent a lot of time painting to relax. New York City is a place that had many cases of Covid 19. I painted New York City under the lantern to represent the symbol of Hope. The lanterns light up the dark sky. I got the idea from the movie “Tangled”. I hope that things will be better soon but I hear mixed results. Some people on TV said that it is getting better. Some people said that it is worse. Everything is still confusing to me.
Matthew poses with his completed painting
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CRUSADERS For The Future (April update) by Chris M

Hey, guys. It’s been a while since COVID-19 started to change our lives, so I decided to share a new update on my project to lift things up for the rest of us. Here is your new Crusaders update for April 2020.

Recently, I have been doing some drawings for each section of my game proposal, such as Contents and Synopsis, during the break. Below is a piece of artwork for one of the titles that I made for my pitch.

This logo is meant for the Contents section for the latest version of the proposal. Each piece of concept art has been worked on at a slow pace. I hope all the work pays off.

I also found out about a production company located in Japan that provides artwork and illustrations for game development. I hope to contact them in the future to help out once I start putting my ideas together.

Overall, I’ve been finding ways to be productive during these hard times. Looking forward to coming back to SEEDS once all this is over. Miss you all.

Under the Sun by Sydney

Once upon a time…………………….

There was a hunchback named Tyler, who was shunned due to his appearance, until, one day, he saw a young woman named Ginger, who had a beautiful smile. They decided to fly to Milan and spend the summer there, basking in the sunlight and ocean waves. They also agreed to get married in Frankfort, Germany. They adopted quintuplets from France and also adopted a litter of 115 dalmatians. They lived in a huge mansion in Barcelona, Spain. They went skydiving in Japan and dived for pearls too. They hiked to the top of Mount Everest, where they held a wine tasting party. They also learned how to operate a twin engine jet ski. They ziplined across the Grand Canyon and bungee jumped into a dormant volcano. They did a lot of wild and crazy things together. They decided to work together in a bakery and created the world’s biggest red velvet cake. It was the size of a mountain. They invited everyone in Eastern Europe to eat the cake. Tyler and Ginger went white water rafting down the Colorado River in June for 2 weeks in a pair of small boats.

Cool Halloween Original Ideas I Have By Anna P.

   Halloween is a big holiday and because of that many costumes and ideas have spread with many people having cool ideas some of these for example  is scaryJack O Lantern by the youtube channel Glam and Gore. Or you can look online and there is a Marie Antoinette with her stitched back on. I have some ideas and here are some.

 

Number 1. Kentaurides Catherine the Great a kentaurides are female centaurs and catherine the great one of the best known rulers of Russia is known for many myths about her so let’s just say if you want to know why I made her centaur I suggest reading a book on her or misconceptions and myths people have about her.

 

Number 2.  Helen of Troy in armor. Helen of Troy is known as a mythical woman who was said to be the most beautiful woman in the world.What people forget though is she was a spartan princess. Anyone who knows about sparta knows it was very warrior like. So I think A costume with a female spartan like armor that also allows people to show her beauty and holding a lighting bolt due to her dad being zeus the lighting thunder good would be a good idea.

 

Number 3 . Scorpion woman with tail that glows in the dark. This costume you just need a scorpion tail that glows in the dark. I got inspired by how scopiran glow in when there is ultraviolet light or moonlight. You can just wear normal clothing I just think the costume needs the scorpion tail to be put on.

 

Number 4. Split Personality This idea would be the hardest to do it involves. A person having their face split up in three pieces with one eye for all of the faces. The middle  faces has eye is that is a mucus like green with some of the mucus coming out of the eye a bit. The eye on the right is vampire red while the the one on the left is a canine werewolf eye. A permanent smile is on the face Other than the faces everything else is normal . The person trying on the make up can where a tshirt and jeans or a tank top or shirt the face is the only part to look messed up.

Crusaders For The Future (Update July 1 2017)

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Hi, Everybody. 

Good news! I have a staff member from SEEDS helping me with development on my game proposal. His name is Brandon P and he’s a talented artist like I am. He’s developing the main logo design for “Crusaders” and helping me come up with new ideas.

I’m hoping that Brandon will help me put everything together in my proposal and that he’ll continue to encourage me with his knowledge of video games. He really cares about me succeeding and believes in what I can do.

 

Anyway, I’m still working on story and character development. It will take me some time, but here are some gameplay ideas that I would like to share with you. .

  • When your warrior spirit gauge is full, you can summon your crusader armor into battle.
  • The Crusader armor makes your character more powerful and capable of defeating certain enemies.
  • You may have the freedom to switch back to your character’s ordinary form, but you’ll have to wait until your gauge is filled up again.

Feathered Friends: A SIDE by SIDE Community Workshop at SEEDs for Autism

At SEEDs for Autism, our ongoing series of workshops provide new opportunities to empower our participants and encourage them to GROW. These talented young adults gain confidence interacting with the community as they assist our staff during these educational and inspirational events. We hope you will join us this Saturday to explore your creativity, make new friends and be part of this life-changing experience!

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My Color Poem By Sydney

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Blue is an ocean wave crashing onto the beach. Brown is a puppy wagging its tail. Red is a rose in bloom. Orange is a pumpkin shining bright. Violet is a mermaid’s tail splashing in the water. Green is a cactus in season. Pink is a scarf blowing in the breeze. Yellow is a doubloon sparkling in the street. Tan is someone wearing a pair of shorts walking down the lane. Purple is a banner in the sky. Silver is a cupful of quarters. Gold is a sunrise seen through a telescope. Black and White are a Oreo cookie being dunked into a glass of milk. Grey is a Humpback Whale diving down into the deep blue sea. A rainbow is a multitude of colors that you can see in the sky.

Hershey’s Chocolate by Sydney

Hershey’s Chocolate Company has been around since 1894 and the founder, Milton Hershey, created such favorites as M&MS and Krackel Bars. The Hershey’s Company is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Their products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. They are a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. In 1903, Milton Hershey began construction of a cocoa plant in Derry Church, Pennsylvania, which was later renamed Hershey. The plant workers and their families lived there and Milton Hershey held social events for them. They also introduced a new product, Hershey’s Kisses, in 1907. The process to wrap the new product was long and hard until machine wrapping was introduced in 1921. They added the paper ribbon at the same time to make sure it was a real Hershey’s product. Their other products included: Mr.Goodbar, Hershey’s syrup, chocolate chips and the Krackel Bar. In conclusion, Hershey’s chocolate is my favorite chocolate.

 

My Experience at the MIM by Sydney

Last Friday, I went to the Musical Instrument Museum with Quin, my hab worker and I had an amazing time there looking at all the exhibits. There were instruments from all over the world, like violins, cellos, guitars, harps, pianos, drums and many others. There were different galleries on instruments from different parts of the world like South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and The Middle East. All the exhibits had regional costumes. There was an exhibit on musicians like Elvis Presley. There was another exhibit on different kinds of music like Jazz, Hip-Hop, Country and Pop music. I had the best time looking at all the instruments. My favorite part was getting to see all the amazing instruments. My favorite instrument was the Grand Piano in the foyer.

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