My mom is a painter, and I personally love art. We have art all over the house and I have always looked deeply into the forms, effects and colors of a painting. It mesmerize me. This year my mom decided to have me make a painting every Sunday. I am wearing my Bamboo Brace for the occasion. The bamboo Braces by Professional Therapies are made of a like swim suit fabric, they Velcro around the arm, and along the inside of the elbow you can tuck in a piece of a plastic bar who come in many thickness and strength for me to not be able to bend my elbow. I am using the size one ( for the inside bar), who still very soft and allowing some movement. Please see where you can get the Bamboo braces made by these wonderful people. http://shop.professionaltherapies.com/the-bamboo-brace.html
Voila, one of my painting, my mom gives me a watercolor paper that is wet, and she squeezes two colors out of a type of finger paint, or tempera. The Bamboo Braces help me keep my hands stretch out on the paper....and not in my mouth !!! : )
I make small movements with my hands and fingers, I like it, but it is also difficult. It takes a lot of energy and concentration for me, so the session is pretty short. I have made ten paintings. All with different mix of colors. I mostly use the Bamboo Brace for painting and others activities who involve touching things. Like a box of beans, or sand, or a ball with texture. In these pictures I am wearing the Bamboo Brace preschool, but we just got some new ones of the early grade size. Much better for me.
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