Gift Idea: Prints from Justin Canha — an Artist with Autism

Ballerinas by Justin Canha For my daughter’s birthday, she was allowed to choose a print from local artist Justin Canha. True to form, she chose the pinkest, ballerina-est print there was. I’ll admit attempting to steer her towards my favorite, the space-themed print. But she wasn’t having it. Very well then, pink ballerinas it is! (My son got wind of it and we ended up choosing an early Christmas present for him — a pirate ship print!)

I have written about Justin’s art before, most recently about his etsy store, called Justin’s Corner. One of the parents at our pre-school is helping him to get Justin embedded into the art world — both through his child-oriented prints and his more adult-themed work. The goal, naturally, is to help Justin become self-reliant and independent while doing what he loves: creating art!Pirate Ship by Justin Canha

Take a look at his wonderful collection of art for children’s bedrooms and playrooms — and consider purchasing one as a fun gift for the holidays. Some local businesses also have taken advantage of his universal themes and colorful art for their walls.

To read more about Justin and his journey through the art world, visit this indiegogo site dedicated to Justin and a film called Don’t Foil My Plans, about his personal story towards independence.

Justin’s Corner on Etsy — All are prints on gallery quality, ready to hang stretched canvas.  All you need is your own nail!

I’m attempting to take part in the Blogher NaBloPoMo through yeah write this month. Three days in, and all is well.


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Adjusting to car culture, dealing with leaving a career I loved, and spouting off along the way. #RESIST
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11 Responses to Gift Idea: Prints from Justin Canha — an Artist with Autism

  1. Thank you so much for posting about Justin’s children’s wall art and his Etsy store! So glad your daughter liked the ballerina theme! It is one of my favorites!

  2. Jay Gee says:

    We had Justin do our birthday party recently and the kids LOVED their artwork from Justin! It was *so* amazing to watch him sketch out about 15 drawings quickly and with incredible detail and skill. Thanks for writing about this cool artist! (PS I love both the ballerinas and the pirates.)

  3. Liz says:

    These are beautiful! I can already see quite a few that would make wonderful presents for the girls (who also love only pink princess, if it makes you feel better!)

  4. Stacie says:

    That’s awesome! She chose well 🙂

  5. Sabrina says:

    I’m always amazed at the many ways genius (God) shows itself. Thanks for sharing, Yeah Write rowmie!

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