Hi, Rob here and I am still fairly new to art and more specifically drawing. One thing I can say is that my life has been completely changed by it. You see, I have an autoimmune brain disease called Anti-Nmda Receptor Encephalitis. It is where antibodies that once meant for good are in fact attacking parts of my brain. It pretty much flipped my whole world upside down. At times I lost the ability to speak, walk, eat and remember. The pain continues to this day and have also suffered more seizures than I can count. It has been three years now that I have been battling this diesase and the fact that it has no cure has added to this rough road. It amazes me how our body can turn on itself so quickly.
Now here is where the story takes a turn for the positive. About a year ago, my amazing and lovely partner suggested that I give art a try. A therapy of sorts. She too is an artist and has realized the wonder and joy of it long ago. I started with coloring books, but quickly moved on to drawing with graphite pencils. Everyone was shocked at how fast I improved in my skill. Now mind you, I never drew before my disease. It is as if the deficits caused by lack in my brain opened up the creative side in me. All I can say is that, I have so much more to learn and many, many more hours of practice ahead of me. I know that these dreams and artistic ideas may even take the rest of my life to acheive, but I am excited for the journey. For now, I will enjoy my pencils and the peaceful escape they bring. I can be free from the fire that burns in my head, if even for a short while...Hope you enjoy my work.
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