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.

 

Connect with Arianna:

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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

Christmas in July ’22

Christmas in July ’22

Wait until you see the adorable art collaboration between Jess Albert and Stephie Noldt! You're going to love it!

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...

Happy Notes from Recipients

Each card I receive makes me feel remembered. Thank you!

Kristen

Texas , United States

I have a group of friends who “get it” and who I can have fun with!

Audrey

Florida, United States

I have a purpose again – I’m a warrior and a Club leader. 
Jessiann

Ontario, Canada

You can make a difference.