Friday, December 13, 2013

Painter's Christmas Cards Brighten Season!

{FOR LOCAL } Larry Deskiewicz  who has Cerebral Palsy  paints -- using a brush on a helmet at the Aspire facility   in  Cheektowaga, N.Y.  Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. { John Hickey / Buffalo News}

The artwork Larry Deskiewicz creates by moving the paintbrush affixed to a bicycle helmet on his head relaxes the muscles that his cerebral palsy makes tight and makes him feel good in general.
“It calms down my mind,” he said. His collected works have been growing over the past two decades, since an occupational therapist figured out a way for him to paint without using his hands, which are too constricted to hold a brush.This year, his “Arrival” painting of a rural snow scene with a cabin, pine trees, a creek and footbridge, adorned holiday cards mailed throughout the area.

The Buffalo News

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