I got to thinking after watching an episode of Extreme Home Makeover yesterday about the amazing talents of disabled people. There was a 19 year old young man named Patrick Henry who was in a wheelchair and blind. He was so full of personality and talent and such a wonderful person. He considers himself very blessed. He plays the trumpet for the marching band at a university in Louisville KY. His father pushes his wheelchair and allows him to be part of a marching band. He writes songs and has the most beautiful voice. Such an inspiration and it must be an honor to know him.
I was doing a little research online and found some great resources. I found a website that has many links to websites and associations for specific type disabilities and talents. If you would like to have a look, their address is http://www.artpromote.com/disabled.shtml . While on this sight I found the most interesting article on a women named Lisa Fittipaldi. She began loosing her eyesight a few years ago and is blind now. She is a wonderful painter. The above painting is one of her works of art. I am in awe of this kind of talent. You can see more of Lisa's work at her website http://www.lisafittipaldi.com/ .
I truly believe we all have talents. I wonder how many live their lives and never discover their own. There are stories after stories to be heard about quite extraordinary people with disabilities that have a gift of a amazing talent that would seem beyond human capability. I guess it is beyond human capability,,, its a gift from God. I am thankful everyday to be able to enjoy my creative talents I have been given. Its truly the icing on the cake of life. Have fun experimenting and learning what your true talents are... and happy creating.