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.  

9 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.

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