Losing the sense of sight should be very devastating for an artist. I mean, how can you draw, let alone do paintings without seeing what you’re doing? Losing his eyesight due to severe epilepsy should have ended John Bramblitt’s career but instead, it actually jumpstarted his brilliant work.
He was just starting to paint in 2001 when he became functionally blind as a result of the epilepsy. His eyes were only capable of differentiating sunlight and darkness, nothing more. He plunged into deep despair for a year after he went blind but his talent and determination made him discover a way to create paintings despite his handicap – he used textured paint. He made use of the raised lines as guide to place stuff in the canvas.
John Bramblitt went blind in 2001 due to complications from epilepsy
“Basically what I do is replace everything that the eyes would do for a sighted artist with the sense of touch,” John wrote on his website. “The raised lines take care of finding your placement on the canvas.”
The results were absolutely mind-blowing.
Walking among the trees
Looks like boats in the middle of colorful waters
How does he differentiate one color from the other, you may ask.
“All of the bottles and paint tubes in my studio are Brailled, and when mixing colors I use recipes. In other words I will measure out different portions of each color that I need to produce the right hue. This is no different than using a recipe to bake a cake.”
Ducks in a pond
“The first art shows that I did, I never told anyone that I was blind,” John recalled. “I didn’t tell people that I was blind not because I was ashamed, but because I didn’t want it to affect the way they perceived the art.”
Looks like trees on fire
Sailing in colors
Watch these video to know more about John’s amazing talent and how he overcame the odds.
John is the very proof that having a handicap is not the end of the world and that talent can overcome any obstacle.
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Loving Mother Took Photos of Her ‘Handicapped’ Daughter To Create a Whimsical Fairy Tale.
She is one of the most beautiful girls that I have ever seen.
Holly Spring is a talented photographer from New Zealand who is famous for her whimsical artworks. Her four-year-old daughter, Violet, is the subject of most of her ethereal works.
Violet was born without her left hand and was diagnosed to have Hirschsprung's disease. Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital condition that is caused by poor muscle movement in the intestines, and results in the blockage of a part of the bowel. When she was two and a half years old, Violet had to undergo a surgery that almost cost her life.
"That was the moment I thought we were going to lose her," states Holly. "From that point on I was like 'I have to get these memories of her, I have to capture everything I can of her'."
His Suit Made Him Feel A Bit Uneasy. Look What This Weatherman Did On Live TV!
He hadn’t realized sooner that he still has that thing on!
Have you ever had an experience wherein you're in a public place and it was already too late when you realized that there's still a price tag hanging on your dress? Or that you're shirt is inside out? Its embarrassing to experience these booboos in public- you could only hope that no one else has seen you. But what if it happens on national TV where millions of viewers can actually see it all at the same time? What will you do? How would you react?
Steve Frazier, a meteorologist at Fox 9 News was clearly a bit uneasy while talking to the anchors just before his segment. He was giving them a brief about the weather, telling them about the "chill not being complete gone." Then strangely, he reached one arm out to the back of his neck and then another, as he started apologizing for the gesture. The male anchor, having noticed Steve's action, was quick to improvise a line to control the situation. He said,
"...and the chill has got a kink in your neck, huh?"
What This Man Did For His Paraplegic ‘Best friend’ Will Surely Touch Your Heart
Craig’s life practically revolves around Loois, after an accident during surgery left the dog half-paralyzed.
"He would put his life before mine... his own life, that's got my vote as my best friend. That's what he means to me. You know I will put my life before his... that's the way it is."
In 2004, Craig Mosher's pit bull named Loois needed to have a spine surgery in order to remove an extra vertebra that causes him pain. During the procedure, the vertebra broke and the surgeon accidentally touched Loois' spinal cord. This consequently left the dog paraplegic. Since then, he has been devoting his life to the poor dog so it could continue living its life to the fullest.
"Loois keeps me in a routine", he says.
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