Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

March 29, 2007



In the spirit of giving I want to do a couple drawings over the next few days as we approach the end of the Six Degrees contest on Saturday night. Entry into the drawing will end at 6:45pm Pacific with the actual drawing being done at 7pm Pacific today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Each morning I will post a new prize – leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.

Today I am going to give away a class kit to complete the album above: evolution. It's an album that takes a look at your life over three different time periods. This was the class I taught last weekend at ARTistry and it will appear (with instructions) in my upcoming book later this year. The kit includes everything to make the album (supplies + paint, instructions, homework, etc).

Leave a comment in the section below to be entered into the drawing.

And let's keep that donation number going up and up. Remember, $10 can really go a long way.


  • 1.
    Danielle said…

    How very sweet of you, Ali!

  • 2.
    Melanie said…

    Ali, congratulations on all that you have accomplished with your badge. No matter the outcome, this is amazing. And how generous you have been in giving back! I’d love to be entered in the contest. :)

  • 3.
    Carla said…

    That is so cool. Thanks Ali!

  • 4.
    Sally in Mass said…

    Hey Ali! I am excited to see your badge numbers go up! As an ASD child, I appreciate all your efforts!

  • 5.
    Christina Katz said…

    Yippee, a contest.
    Count me in.
    Good luck with the matching donation!
    I’m rooting for you!

  • 6.
    Mel said…

    Ali: You are so generous. Here’s wishing the best for your badge.

  • 7.
    Heather Crawley said…

    Put my name in the drawing please

  • 8.
    Michelle said…

    Wow Ali – what a great prize to be giving away. I come to your blog everyday to read about your insight and how you approach situations. Thanks for the insipration. Good Luck with the badge – I have been wathching it climb. I was telling my DH about it and he was super impressed. Can’t wait to meet you in Detroit! Have a great day.

  • 9.
    Jenny A. said…

    More generous gifts from you! You are the best!

  • 10.
    Nicole Herdoiza said…

    What an amazing accomplishment for such a good cause. You should be proud! (The contest is a very cool thank you!)

  • 11.
    Erin said…

    best of luck to you!

  • 12.
    Charisse Nair said…

    It was definitely my pleasure to donate in your son’s, and my godson’s, honor.

  • 13.
    Laura said…

    Ali – you are an inspiration! You have encouraged me to get moving with a foundation we started in our son’s memory that has been in limbo for a while. Thanks :) Best wishes on 6 degrees :)

  • 14.
    Lindsey said…

    I like checking in throughout the day to see the donation number rising. This is such a great thing. My daughter and I donated a while back. She is only 4, but nows the act of giving already, and is very proud of herself. Thanks!

  • 15.
    Desiree said…

    I have followed your badge through the whole process, including getting nervous when it wasn’t in the top spot. Good luck and way to go on your amazing fundraising journey.

  • 16.
    Sandy said…

    What a lovely album and idea. I love to enter contests and give aways.

  • 17.
    Jessica said…

    What a great thing you are doing with 6 Degrees. It has been awesome to watch the numbers grow. Thanks for all that you do!

  • 18.
    Mel connell said…

    What a fab way to celebrate your great achievement with your six degree’s challeng. I hope you make it to the finish line first, so the amoutn you raised will be matched. Just to let you know there is a crop for Autism here in Perth Western Australia soon. Such a great cause.
    Mel C

  • 19.
    Kasey Laughlin said…

    I was so proud to help you with the badge! Best of Luck!

  • 20.
    Chris said…

    So cool. Thanks Ali.

  • 21.
    Lindsey said…

    I like checking in throughout the day to see the donation number rising. This is such a great thing. My daughter and I donated a while back. She is only 4, but knows the act of giving already, and is very proud of herself. Thanks!

  • 22.
    Kit said…

    Ali, what you do is amazing! And it’s wonderful to see that you reach so many people through your blog and what you can accomplish by that!

  • 23.
    Jen said…

    It is great to watch the donations climb! Count me in for the contest and thanks so much for what you are doing for charity!

  • 24.
    Lisl Sukachevin said…

    Wow! Great give-away! Can’t wait to see what the final total raised is!

  • 25.
    Darci said…

    The class looks awesome! You are such an inspiration to all of us. We are rooting for you!

  • 26.
    Kathy Reid said…

    Amazing what good can be done when people come together and work towards a common goal.

  • 27.
    lilith said…

    It’s amazing what you have done the last couple of weeks, Ali! Thanks for this game!

  • 28.
    Terri said…

    You are such a warm and giving person. Good luck with your badge, no matter the outcome.

  • 29.
    Susan said…

    Hi Ali!
    I was in your day one class in Vancouver and would love to give this kit to a friend of mine who couldn’t attend! Thanks so much and so exciting to watch the numbers go up by the minute!!!

  • 30.
    Stacy/CA said…

    Ali, I am so inspired by your drive and devotion. Thank you for opening all of our eyes to your cause and to charitable giving in general!

  • 31.
    Jane Young said…

    What a nice thing for you to do! I really admire your committment to raising autism awareness.

  • 32.
    Sandy said…

    Ali, Thank you for being such an awesome inspiration on so many levels. You are amazing.

  • 33.
    Cami Haveman said…

    Thanks for bringing attention to autism through your blog and the badge fundraiser.
    Count me in on the contest!

  • 34.
    Kelsey said…

    No matter what the outcome with your badge, the money that you have raised as well as the awareness are absolutely huge. Thank you for your commitment to the cause- and your even greater commitment to your son.

  • 35.
    Melanie said…

    This is wonderful! I love the idea of giving back… it’s like a circle that keeps going.
    Good luck!

  • 36.
    Melissa said…

    Way to go! Such a great thing you are doing. Your class looks great too!

  • 37.
    Amanda Wetekamp said…

    Go team go!

  • 38.
    Sue Schneider said…

    Ali – thank you for doing this. I have had fun watching it grow… I love your blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration…

  • 39.

    It really is so amazing – this force – this outpouring of support – you are such a good person – deep – real. And your sweetness, to also commend the other causes in contention – what honor and respect. You are such an inspiration, not only as an artist, but as a person! I’m so glad that you share so much of “you” with the world, never for your own gain, but always for the greater good of others.
    Rock on girl, rock on!

  • 40.
    sara rolfe said…

    Simon is so lucky to have a wonderful MOMMY!! Good luck on all your wonderful work.

  • 41.
    Alicia said…

    Ali– Way to go! Thank you for raising the awareness about autism.

  • 42.
    Antoinette said…

    that’s awesome, thank you. evolution is a very timely topic for me…wish i had heard of the ARTistry event in time to sign up for it!! :)
    thanks for everything you contribute to the creative community.]

  • 43.
    Kathy Besser said…

    Congratulations, Ali, on an incredible response to your fundraising efforts. I am so happy to be part of this group!
    P.S. I haven’t yet formally introduced you to my friend with the candles (the one from the 2/24 CA class). Let me know if you want me to send her contact information.

  • 44.
    Andrea said…

    I’m sooo excited about yoru #’s increasing everyday – you should be sooo proud! Way to go, Ali!

  • 45.
    Kelly Adams said…

    Ali, I check your blog every day, not only to see what brilliant things you’ve posted but also to watch that donation total rise! Count me in for the contest! :)

  • 46.
    Nancy said…

    Very cool! Thanks, Ali

  • 47.
    Denise Kashyap said…

    Thanks Ali, for your generosity in doing this contest! Enjoying watching the numbers climb higher and higher…will be following closely through Saturday night! Here’s hoping for #1!!

  • 48.
    Tracy W. said…

    Ali-Your blog is so inspiring to me in so many ways. I would love to be entered into the contest.

  • 49.
    Jaana said…

    This looks awesome…count me in!
    Have a great day, Ali!

  • 50.
    Jen said…

    Hi Ali. I have been following your blog for quite some time now. While I have never posted a comment, I have experienced many emotions while reading your posts. As a teacher of children with autism, I applaud everything you are doing, for both your son and autism research. Your dedication to Simon and understanding that he is indeed a gift is admirable. Thank you for all you do!!