Abstract Paintings Inspired by Toys

The following two abstract gouache paintings were inspired by toys of all things. This first one was inspired by a random grouping of McDonald’s Shopkins toys (sort of like a toy still life painting):


And this second painting was inspired by a Gingerbread-themed rubber ducky I won from a claw machine at the arcade:


Both of these paintings and other artworks are currently available at my Ebay store!

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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

7 thoughts on “Abstract Paintings Inspired by Toys”

  1. They are lovely, and convey fun and happy feelings. I wouldn’t have likely guessed what inspired them, but definitely something enjoyable.

    My older nephew has Asperger’s and was always extremely talented at drawing and creating, ever since even his toddler days. It was amazing! He has sort of combined those skills with engineering.

    My younger nephew also had Asperger’s and was an excellent photographer. Tragically, we lost him last year to depression.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments! I definitely find that many Asperger’s people seem to have creative gifts of one sort or another. It is truly sad how many autistic adults struggle with depression and anxiety. I’ve heard we have a much higher likelihood of committing suicide. I wish that weren’t so, but I can see why it is so hard for us to fit into this world as it is.

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