This is a good one. So how on earth did they assume I’m no longer disabled? I’ll answer that right here, right now.
Don’t get me wrong, dressing fashionably for a wheelchair is not a cake walk (pun sorta intended), but this is an interesting topic, so let’s get into it. I know that it tends to be interesting to read about something you don’t experience firsthand and it makes you curious. So for those of you, I have a few stories regarding my natural state; some amusing, some ordinary, some plain wtf and a few quite frustrating. All of this regarding the fact of dealing with something that’s thrown at you and you’re expected to learn to deal with. This time, let’s talk fashion!
Having something small you cherish and wanting for it to grow steadily, you have to put in some effort. I’ve always loved stationery and I can spend hours looking at notebooks and the pens or pencils sections, I want to have all of it! I realized that I’d actually want my own line of stationery, something great, pretty, useful and just plain cool. This is why I started the Tinte Ink Etsy shop for custom cover notebooks, journals and sketchbooks.
Being an artist is something that you choose, because it’s what you want to do, not what you have to do. While going through the phases of determining if you consider yourself an artist or if this is just a hobby, you feel like having a sense of individuality and style is the first thing you need. You want to be recognized for this thing that you do. Either your drawing style, your colour choices or anything else that is consistent throughout your work. But that is the very wrong way of beginning your journey as a creative.