Friday, August 9, 2019

Georgia Artist with Disability Art Show Includes ME



I am excited to participate in the Georgia Artists with Disabilities Art Show on September 21st at the Georgia Power Building in Atlanta.

I will write my Biography here that I need to do.....to enter my 3 paintings, and hopefully sell them also.

I realized I could paint while in high school.  But afterwards, at 19 I was struck by Multiple Sclerosis.    I still worked, had a great life except MS had to be dealt with like I started using a wheelchair etc.  I fought to live a normal life despite MS for decades, getting married 34 years ago.  I had 2 children back in the day they were not sure I should.  I am thankful I took that risk.  Fast forward

I wanted to get out more last year so my aunt Sue and I started taking an acrylic painting class at our Douglasville Senior Center.  I found out I could still paint.  It is exhausting so after an hour or two of painting I need to lay down to rest.  My right hand was damaged by MS decades ago, so I can paint ambidextrously now! I cannot use an easel since my arms are too weak.  I paint on my table while sitting in a wheelchair til the fatigue and pain gets too bad.

I am surprised by the tiny lines and details  I can paint,  it’s just miraculous.  After having MS 40 years I could have never  dreamed that I would become an artist!

So don’t give up.  

12 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Hurrah, congratulations! You are a fighter and so strong! I hope you sell them, let us know.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You are an inspiration. Wishing you well at the art show.

Elephant's Child said...

HUGE congratulations.
I hope that your beautiful work is recognised as it should be and that it goes to grace someone else's home.

diane b said...

Bravo and well done. You are such a soldier. So happy that your work has been accepted.

Sandra said...

this is an amazing story and I am now giving you a standing ovation, you have determination and will power and have done so much, even more than your painting. congratulations and I hope you win and that you paintings sell...

Anonymous said...

This was a rough draft but somehow I published it.....oh well I corrected most......

Chatty Crone said...

You deserve it - you are truly a woman of courage! I mean that. Sandie

Rose said...

Congratulations! I hear stories like yours and feel so ashamed of myself...I hope you sell your paintings, too.

Small Kucing said...

You did well Kim. I think I have been following your blog for 10 years and so far you have never utter a word of complain. You are a very positive person. Hugs.

Connie said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments. You are an inspiration. I hope your art sells at the show!

My Odd Sock said...

Yea for you! Now you only need to cut off one of your ears to be one of the greats! Keep painting...and writing! Very best to you!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way to go!!

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