Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Kristi: Exploring Dysautonomia Through the Arts for Dysautonomia Awareness Month 2014


Today's submission for Exploring Dysautonomia Through the Arts is from Kristi. I love that her work was a family effort. The use of colour and collage adding a unique twist to the composition and showing the many parts to life with Dysautonomia from frustration to hope and support.

Kristi was inspired by the work of Marc Chagall as she often sees her new reality of life with POTS/NCS as a bit unreal and hard to reconcile herself to. The collage words express some of her frustrations and difficulties. Although her path is a rocky, difficult one, underneath her are many people supporting her and cheering her on, whether friends and family or the wider Internet community of dysautonomia support groups and blogs.

Although not a studio artist, Kristi is a wife and mom from the U.S. who has POTS and NCS. An afternoon at the table with markers, crayons, magazines... as well as 3 budding artists (ages 11, 8, and 6)...led to her creation, which she hopes presents her experience with dysautonomia in an accessible way for kids and adults. She blogs about POTS and NCS at Even Rocks Cry Out


Remember to head on over here to donate to my Clicking My Heels For Dysautonomia, raising money for the Greg Page Fund for Orthostatic Intolerance and Dysautonomia research, at The Baker IDI. Thanks to the generosity of many we've already raised over $3,300, keep donating and hopefully we can reach $10,000.

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