Colin uses a mouse for the first time since the accident

Today, while we were sitting together at our computers, Colin simply asked if there was a spare mouse lying around. We found one. He wanted to try using the mouse instead of the trackball he has been using. In what I can only call a remarkable feat – he simply went ahead and managed to … [Read more…]

Steampunk Mixed Media Card

I went to a class today with Marie from The Purple magnolia for a mixed media class and had such fun. We used all sorts of metal findings, some embossing powder, and some deliciously coloured waxes. I am in love with the new waxes <3. After a layer of gesso, we laid all the textured … [Read more…]

The first page of my journal

I have had a beautiful mixed media journal for a few years now, but have been too chicken to use it in case I “ruin” it. Well, last night Colin encouraged me to start using it both as a way to collect and keep my projects in one place, but to journal thoughts and project … [Read more…]

Greatly increased finger and hand movement

We started with a new OT (occupational therapist) who specialises in hands only, about a month and a half ago. She is wonderful and has given Colin new exercises, and a new splint to see if we can improve his right hand. First of all, she measured his range very precisely using a device that … [Read more…]