Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I was talking to my good friend Bruce and asked him to give me a mission statement about his idea and this is what he wrote, ‘’ I want to allow disabled artists and photographers to be able to have a way of expressing themselves without any software or hardware getting in the way of their creative capabilities. I want the software and hardware they are accessing to be doing all the hard work so that they don't have to! If a photographer wants to be able to shoot a picture, edit the picture, and then display the picture, right from their wheelchair they should be able to easily do that without any specialized equipment that has to be set up or learned.”
He tells me he can get a grant to make it to this a reality as well. When I first learned that I had lost use of my hands it was almost a bigger shock than losing my ability to walk. The thought of never drawing, taking another photograph or making a brush stroke was almost too much to bear. But I plan on helping Bruce in way possible and using my Saturdays exclusively for art or writing, NO computer. I believe I will become more fulfilled as a human. It will take a lot of work but will be worth it in the long run. I will certainly keep you, my friends up to date on my progress and Bruce’s.