Video from youtube: The blind quilter. If she can create, you can too. [via]
When a blind quilter can quilt, you’re not allowed to say “I can’t”. There is no such thing as “I’m not creative”.
Helt otrolig kvinna, vilken inspiration!
I feel so inspired right now! It really shows us that the limitations we think we’ve are just in our minds!
Limitations truly exist only in our minds! Equally inspiring story about Johan Venninen was aired in the Finnish TV last winter. He too was blind but did not let it keep him from doing stuff. He lived alone doing what ever he wanted. We went out to the sea to fish using his home made homing beacon (based on how well various radio stations could be received), sharp ears (he could distinguish different parts of shoreline by the sound of waves) and homemade 3D-maps to navigate. He welded and built all kinds of things, but he is most famous for the cellar or vault be blasted out into a rock face at his summer cottage. Yes, you read it right, blasted out. With dynamite. He was an explosive expert before he lost his sight in two explosion related accidents.
Talk about accomplished people. We definitely have no excuse.
Thank you so much for listing my Sketchbook Project 2012 post as a source of inspiration! I couldn’t figure out why on such a random day I had a big spike in readership, until I visited your site and saw your post! Thank you VERY, very much! And I appreciate your sentiments regarding time slipping by. Time is such a precious commodity because when you think about it, that’s all we really have, and we trade it for money and belongings, or for making lasting impressions with our written words or our art, etc. You are incredibly productive and I am alway so impressed with what you accomplish, so don’t be too hard on yourself!
All my best, and thank you again!!!
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