Zihua Kids Fishing Done While Legally Blind

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Escrito por Craig Scheiner desde (c-76-103-200-224.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) el día domingo, 24 de febrero, 2008 a las 14:55:41 horas :

En respuesta a: Re: Zihua Kids Fishing - Cri-Cri Painting escrito por NoName desde (d206-116-37-228.bchsia.telus.net) el día domingo, 24 de febrero, 2008 a las 11:25:22 horas :

Cri-Cri made this "painting" while legally blind. He sent me this email today.


Cri-Cri's story:

Back in the mid 70's I had cataracts removed. After that I gradually started loosing my sight. I Went to an eye specialist and was diagnosed as having macular degeneration. My retinas were hemorrhaging. Operations I had to go through included 4 laser operations . I lost my drivers license. Thus started what, I thought, would be the darkest period of my life.

I was legally blind. I could no longer paint.

I started , thanks to Photoshop, trying to find and develop s way to do my art on the computer. I learned much about the art programs on the computer. I could see along with my glasses, to do different things.

The picture of the kids fishing was one of my "blind" paintings. It isn't a paint though. It was done from a print that I made changes to in the composition. On this picture I moved the kids around. Then I made the background simpler and many other things.

The operations and regulating my diabetes has brought back my eyesight to a point where I can see to paint again. The computer gave me a chance to do things I would never have done otherwise including a few others of children (some of my favorites} which I would never have done. I would not call them paintings. Computer paintings would be better.

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