Art by Abby

With the chaos of my technical malfunctions regarding my videos, I felt this was a good time to take advantage of an update! Since many of you are here following my life journey, I would like to show you some recent art pieces I have been working on these past couple months! I love drawing, especially when it means I am defying the odds of what paralysis tried to take (Heck yeah!!)! A few months ago, I offered my services to the public by posting a page dedicated to my art. I draw completely independently even though my hands are paralyzed. On that page, I share that all proceeds will cover the cost of my physical therapy, medical expenses, and my goal of an independent life. Since then, I have been commissioned for several works, and it has been so exciting! What I have learned in this process is that people are just as excited about the drawing, as they are with the person who created it. When I draw, it’s more than art to me. To me, it’s a challenge, a struggle, and a passion. It’s my way of proving to the world that I am more than what you see, and that’s my favorite part.

Check out some projects I have been working on 🙂 One of which is very special to me, my drawing of the ship, the Kota Inten. My grandparents were Dutch immigrants who traveled to Canada in 1948, in hopes of a better life for their family, in that ship. Their story encompasses many layers full of God’s faithfulness, provision, and grace. My Aunt Rose, and the fabulous writer she is, wrote a book dedicated to their story as a legacy for the grandchildren to always remember. For her book cover, my Aunt Rose asked me to draw the Kota Inten specifically, and the stormy ocean waves. This project was an opportunity I will never forget!

This is the original drawing that was used for the book cover

You can purchase the book here!

This was drawn for a Christmas present!

This is the original picture:




This was drawn for a birthday present!

This is a progress shot

This is the original picture:

This is a cow skull. I used oil paint for my medium and designed this Navajo inspired pattern.

Here are progress shots:

All proceeds from every single purchase will go directly to covering the cost of my physical therapy, medical expenses, and toward my goal of an independent life!

Here’s how I draw:

https://inthewaitingblog.com/2015/01/12/how-i-draw-without-hand-function/

Interested in a drawing?

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