Illustration Friday "SMALL"
My husband's aunt has MS for years now. It is such a terrible, crippling disease. When I first met his aunt she was in a wheel chair but could still talk, had use of her hands, and drink on her own through a straw. Over the last ten years, the disease has taken over every muscle in her body to where she can no longer hold a gaze, or control her speech. It all makes me feel very small and helpless to make her feel better- or do anything to help. But, as it turns out she was once quite an athletic horsey-girl. I obtained a few photos from my mother-in-law and created this painting inspired by her and her Morgan horse. I'm happy to say that the art gave her happiness- if even for just for a few moments.
$5 from each IF WISHES WERE HORSES III print sold is donated to www.nationalmssociety.org to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.