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My love of drawing is part of some of my earliest memories. In a way, it's always been a part of me. Same goes for living with Spina Bifida, which means I've spent most of my life … Show more.
My love of drawing is part of some of my earliest memories. In a way, it's always been a part of me. Same goes for living with Spina Bifida, which means I've spent most of my life in a wheelchair. But hold the sympathy! If there’s one thing I’ve learned about handicaps, it’s that we all have them in some form or another. I just don’t get to hide mine. Instead of letting it be what defines me, I’ve let it fuel my inner strength, passion and creativity.
I’ve always been active, pushing the boundaries since my youth. Before I could even drive a car (which I do with the help of hand controls), I was a dancer performing onstage across Ohio. I learned to swim using only my arms. I’ve been surfing on the San Diego coast. And I recently picked up downhill mono-skiing. And while I have loved each and every one of these experiences, none of them have given me as much of a thrill as putting pencil to paper and creating something new.
Life experience has taught me that creativity can turn nearly any obstacle into a joyful and rewarding experience. And my favorite outlet for creativity remains drawing and illustration. I honed my skills while getting a Bachelor of Art from Anderson University in South Carolina.
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