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10/16/12 3:16 P

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I can't do any artwork anymore with real paint--using hands OR feet. They both are too crippled and painful. However I've discovered a graphics tablet which I use and am delighted with...I can "paint" and "draw" using a stylus and the computer.



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10/16/12 1:43 P

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I love your work and it seems your hands ARE good at something still... painting! Iam amazed that you can still do it with all the problems.

I used to use my toes to paint! In school, I did it while working with therapy students. They had no arms to use, so we all painting with our feet. I have weird, grappling, money toes. They help me out by picking almost ANYTHING up from the floor so I don't have to bend over and kill my back.

I felt so isolated when I had to wear that cast and couldn't pick up anything with those toes!! Sure held back my cleaning up after others.

Angela, Sparking since 6/18/2012
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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
10/15/12 7:49 P

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Thanks Angela....yes, I painted it....used metallic and enameled paints....thanks again.



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10/15/12 12:03 P

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I really like this painting Cynthia - did you paint this one as well?

Angela, Sparking since 6/18/2012
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8/4/12 9:35 P

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LOL now I know why the team picture changed. Here I thought I was really losing it or something.

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6/15/12 2:56 P

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I like the idea of changing pics, maybe once a month. You have a bridge pic, dated in March,
that would be a nice one to put up. I have some to put on site, need hubbys help in getting them there. Will try to do over the next week.

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6/12/12 8:54 A

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Either way fine with me. No preference.

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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
6/12/12 6:07 A

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Can I please get a little feedback??
Which of the pics we've used thus far do you like the most? Do you want to keep switching them periodically or shall we find one we like and stick to it??

The one that is up currently is one of my paintings.
Please let me know what you want to do.
Do you like the one with the hands surrounding the flame/candle ? Should we keep that one?
Please leave me some replies here so I know what to do.
Thanks



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KIMMYWIZZIE1's Photo KIMMYWIZZIE1 Posts: 1,038
5/1/12 3:14 P

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Love the new team photo!

~~Kim/Kimmy~~

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~Earl Nightingale

Never, Never, NEVER, give up!


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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
4/15/12 12:37 A

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Since I only got one response about the team photo; I chose the photo that HONEYSEWS liked. Thanks KIMMY for submitting this photo.



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4/13/12 8:09 P

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I like Miss. sunset over bridge.

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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
4/11/12 7:47 A

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OK Folks....I think it's time to change the team photo again. I looked at the ones we have and couldn't decide....so I need your input. Please check out all the photos....and if you HAVE one that you can submit, please do so. We are going to take a vote here on this thread.....So go take a look, choose one, and then comment on this thread with your vote.
Thanks...and have yourselves a painfree day!




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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
3/31/12 10:01 A

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I just uploaded two pics from my trip to Allentown. They are not TERRIBLY relevant to RAD (although a case may be made for the footbridge) but they are pretty :) ....I will upload a few more from my trip to my Spark Page if anyone of you are interested.




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3/29/12 2:09 P

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OK, Cynthia, I finally got off my rear end to post some photos and art of mine. Use it as you will. :)

~~Kim/Kimmy~~

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~Earl Nightingale

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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
3/29/12 6:56 A

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a Motivational Colllage is a group of pictures and words or phrases that you cut out of magazines (or from where ever you can find pictures that resound with you). These pics should be showing the kind of "you" and healthy life that you are aiming to obtain. Anything goes as long as it serves the purpose of motivating you to keep on the path of pursuing a healthy life. You cut them out and then paste them onto a large piece of oaktag or heavy paper in an arrangement that pleases you. Hang it in a place where you'll see it often,. I will post pics of my two motivational collages in the photo section so you can see them...Just a word though, if you are making one to be used for the team photo it shouldn't be too busy or use images that are tiny and it should be in a square shape.


I posted the two collages in our photo section here but because of their rectangular shape they don't show up well. Go to the photos on my Spark Page and click on the two pics of my collages for a bigger version. Thanks
Have fun with it. It really IS a lot of fun to make.

Edited by: DEDICATED2HIM at: 3/29/2012 (07:04)

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3/29/12 6:28 A

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I've never done a motivational collage. Can you tell me more about it?

And, as I said previously, I LOVE the new team photo. I hope that you keep it up for awhile or repost it sometime.

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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
3/24/12 7:50 P

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Just to remind you of our search for TEAM PHOTOS....or for ideas for them. I've made this a sticky topic to keep the idea in the forefront of your minds.
I had an idea today because I just made a new motivational poster...Why don't you all take pics of your motivational collages that you may have made for Spark...and we'll take turns posting them?
The one I have made today has a quote on it that I love. It says: "KEEP MOVING: it doesn't have to hurt"
Unfortunately the last part is in smaller letters so is hard to read in the postage stamp size.
But it DID give me an idea: We could make motivational RAD posters! A poster that urges us to eat well, and KEEP MOVING and is RAD specific as much as possible. Put on it anything that you find comforting or encouraging and motivating.
I'm thinking I need to start collecting pics for another one!
I'm an artist...so something like this gets my creative juices flowing...If if sparks an interest in you also, please follow through. We could have some GREAT pics!





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3/17/12 4:50 P

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I used to have what my mother called "piano" hands... and I did play the piano and other srtinged instruments. My hands were beautiful... now their beauty lies in their ability to do what I need them to do each day!
So to me, your hand IS very beautiful, Cynthia! It looks just like mine! LOL!

Edited by: CATHOLICCORGI at: 3/17/2012 (16:51)
Step into the unknown with confidence! Trust that in the darkness of that first step there will either be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly!


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3/16/12 2:31 P

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LOL...I was just looking at some of the comments on the photos I'd suggested for the team photo...."hideous" am I???? LOL...That RAD hand is MY hand! I took a photo of my hand to use. I agree; it IS hideous. I used to have beautiful hands...Long thin STRAIGHT fingers. Now they are something out of a horror movie.

The sunset pic I took right off of our deck at our house. It was an awesome sunrise...the whole sky was orange and pink. That was back in the days when my daughter had to be at the bus stop at 6:30 AM....I got to see lots of sunrises. I was just looking to see if pics can be easily deleted off of that photo page...and they can.

what is RAD??
exhaustion.
Pain.
taking meds
limiting
life threatening
lonely

Fill in the blanks guys. what images could show these things?



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3/15/12 4:46 P

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I think a roller coaster is appropriate--never sure which way we are going!
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DEDICATED2HIM's Photo DEDICATED2HIM Posts: 3,476
3/15/12 3:59 P

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Hi, as I mentioned in my letter to you all, the team photo will be changed every so often (the frequency will depend on how much response we get from all of you) and it will be based on a theme. Please reply to this thread if you have ideas for future themes and please also reply if you have an idea for a photo...but are not able or do not want to actually shoot the picture. Write your idea here and the team will check this thread frequently (hopefully) and if anyone sees a photo idea that strikes their fancy, please shoot away and send the photo in. You may either email me the photo ( at cynthialottvogel@gmail.com or your may click on the word "Photos" under the scrolling box on the right sidebar and then click "add photo' and upload your photo there.

Also, when you do upload a photo, please make note of it here so people know to go and check....

This could be really a fun thing if we all get creative and a bunch of you participate. Have fun with it!
Blessings!
Cynthia

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