Earlier this year I had the opportunity to participate in a painting class. This was more than just an ordinary painting class. This class was an emotional release, expressive, experiential painting process. Tonight, my painting along with many other paintings done by blind artists will be auctioned off at the Blindconnect Color of blindness gala. If you are in the Las Vegas area, I invite you to stop by the RTC mobility training center on Sunset and Decatur from 6 PM to 8 PM.
This piece of art was created without me even knowing what colors I held on my palate. I was surprised to learn that I created purple, when purple had not even been one of the choices offered. That day, I felt emotionally constipated. We had just put our house on the market. The stress levels were on overload. I had not run in five weeks. That day, while painting with my fingers, I found the emotional release I needed. That day, I found balance again.
To learn more about the color of blindness event, or Blindconnect Angela’s House, please visit http://www.blindconnect.org.
*** Please ignore any typos in this post, as it is another one being published from my WordPress app while I am cozied up to two very sick kids on the couch.***