Here is the painting I finished for the auction at the Shea Center where my sister works.
"The Shea Center offers classes that focus on a broad range and combination of disabilities. These classes fall under the general term "therapeutic riding" but each class is a sophisticated program developed to address the needs of that small group."
Here are some pictures of our visit there this summer:
This is a view from my in-laws' ranch in Elk, Washington. It is the first painting I posted.... To answer my art friend's question, I don't have any real movement in my right hand...but it's coming! Done with my left hand.
For those of you that don't know, I had a stroke October 14, 2010. I wasn't able to speak for a week, but I am working with a speech coach, and my right side was paralyzed, but I am getting better. I only use a wheel chair when I am going shopping, and I can also walk around my house without my cane. I work out every day: lift, swim, spin, and I go to physical therapy every other week.
The support has been amazing! Friends, people I don't know, and relatives have donated dinners, supported the Art Walk, posted on Facebook, helped give my kids rides to sports and school, and just shown up!
I have started to draw and paint, and even though my right side is paralyzed, all of the information is still in my head and I just have to train my left hand.
The picture I put up here is my work with my left hand....