It is difficult for a bright, charming child to be different, particularly when there are so few others who share his condition. My husband had polio as a 2 year old child, and lived with misconceptions about his condition, as he does to this day. I'm encouraged to see research going into treatments for Moebius Syndrome, and pray that Artoo will benefit from every advancement.
Laura asks that we dedicate our work this week to Moebius Syndrome Awareness by using the Moebius shape in our work. At first, I found this intimidating. I have never drawn it before, and am not so good with ribbon-y strings, but I started anyway. Then she suggested we might like to add in some purple. Oh, run and hide, because I am somehow afraid to adulterate my Zentangle with color. (why? Maria colors her ZIAs? Lots of beautiful work out there!)
So, I plunged in, mixed up some purple watercolor (first time I have used any), and forged ahead. Here it is, in all its grapey glory.
Uh-oh, I'm getting a bug now! I may make some copies of some former works and add color to see what happens. I'm thinking the one in my previous post (That's New To Me #3) below would be a good candidate.
Happy Martin Luther King Day - one man whose dreams changed the world!