Meet the artist

Arianna

Meet

Arianna

 

From: USA

Type of Warrior: Sjögren’s

About:

Hi there! My name is Arianna, I’m 17, and I love to crochet. I’ve been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and Gastroparesis over the past 6 years.

Ever since COVID became a part of our world, and as my health became increasingly complicated, I started to feel isolated and restless being in my house 24/7. I experimented with acrylic and oil paints but found more fulfillment in crocheting. I started by crocheting plushies (think zebras, hippos, whales, birds, axolotls, cows, turtles, reindeer, etc) but recently I’ve really enjoyed making things like afghans, baby blankets, cardigans, sweater vests, flower bouquets, and little hearts!

I honestly love the process of crocheting something as much as the finished product, but my absolute favorite thing is knowing that my work might help someone feel less alone in their struggles.

 

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Favorite Mediums

In the past I’ve enjoyed painting with acrylic and oil paints, but now I mostly crochet and create textile art (and I love it)!

What inspries Me

Textile artists on Instagram have been inspiring some of the things I’ve been making lately, but in general I’m inspired to create by the desire to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Their Card Events

October: illness can be spooky

October: illness can be spooky

It's that time of year again... pumpkin spice, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, costumes, and trick-or-treating. To spread a bit of Fall cheer, we are sending out these adorable cards created by warrior artist, Stephie. Don't you love those ghosts? So cute!We know that life...

Christmas in July ’22

Christmas in July ’22

Hi and welcome to our lighthearted Christmas in July celebration! Check out this adorable art collaboration between Jess Albert and Stephie Noldt! Don't you love it?! :)The card represents the northern and southern hemispheres... where it is warm, beach weather in the...

February 2022: You are loved

February 2022: You are loved

“I wanted this card design to spread cheerfulness and represent our warrior community, which is why some of these friendly hearts have visible or invisible chronic illnesses or disabilities. For example some warriors wear sunglasses because of light sensitivity, and...

December 2021: Holiday

December 2021: Holiday

Created by our warrior artist, Stephie, this festive card celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Fest! So that Gnome matter how you celebrate, we are celebrating with you! Stephie made a time lapse video of this project.. You can see it here! 🙂

Happy Notes from Recipients

The cards were wonderful. I have kept them ALL!

Denise G.

United States

Thank you for the cards. They brightened my harder days and I felt the overwhelming love from all of you. It means so much to me.

Emmie

Texas, United States

You all are the best. So amazing!! Thank you!
Tiffany

Utah, USA

You can make a difference.