Hey ya’ll! I was reading a post today by toomanystarstocount where she made a piece of artwork and was “annoyed/disappointed” because her hand shook a lot while creating it and some of the paint smudged. As an artist with a neurological…
This post is great! Yay accessibility! I wonder if that stabilising spoon tech from the other day will include a pen attachment one day? Would that even work, or would the movements required to write or draw confuse the sensors?
Obviously I’m not an artist, but I definitely want to get back to doing colouring in this year - I think it helped a lot with regaining my visual acuity after my brain injury & I’m hoping it will help with both my anxiety & my fine motor skills/dealing with my tremor.
I used to scoff a bit at the idea of art therapy (probably at least partly because colouring between the lines is the pinnacle of my artistic abilities & I’m a jealous sort) but then I actually did some while I was in the Psych hospital a few years ago & it was great! I definitely recommend that people try art (even if it’s just making all the characters in the Avengers colouring in book look like drag queens like I do) for pretty much anything that ails you.
(It was certainly much better for me than music therapy [which I tried ONCE] because there was absolutely no pressure - I know my limits with art, whereas with music I always (and still!) expect myself to be professional performance standard at all times. Obviously, not everyone has my neuroses & in general I highly recommend music therapy as well. Pretty much any creative therapy. I’d love to do some dance classes if I could find some which catered to people with low mobility!)
(Sorry it’s posted as a link - I’m on mobile cos it’s too damn hot to use my laptop)