Since having my skull repositioned and fused in the correct place, my nervous system is rapidly changing! I’ve regained a good amount of motor in control in my hands, but only in very specific positions & with my whole body supported to prevent spasticity…

painting positioner
Tumbleforms Grasshopper: perfect name although I personally think I would feel more like a praying mantis

After a bit of internet searches, I found a potential solution and it has wheels!  Now I’m thinking about all the crazy long brushstrokes I could pull with just a bit of help. It may be a terrible idea for my neck, but I will keep trying until something works. This when I take a moment to appreciate how my limitations continue to propel my art. Radical problems create radical solutions. I never would have considered a career in painting with normal hands… art maybe, but not painting.



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