One of the few challenges more difficult than parenting is parenting a special needs child. The angst of working through medical issues, academic issues, and dealing with sometimes daunting equipment is just a fraction of the concerns that such parents have. So anything that can make otherwise intimidating equipment actually put a smile on one’s face has got to be a good thing, right?
Artist Paula Strawn found a way to do just that. A friend of hers had a grandchild who had to wear a corrective helmet due to a treatable condition called flat-head syndrome. The friend asked Strawn if she would please paint that “ugly thing.” And so Strawn did. The baby’s doctor saw it and encouraged Strawn to leave some business cards at his office. Twelve years – and over 1000 “ugly helmets” transformed into works of art that put a smile on faces – later, Strawn is inspiring others and still creating custom works of art, one helmet at a time! Here are five more examples of her wonderful work and options available:
2. Traditional Art
To see more of Strawn’s amazing work or get information about her services, visit her website at www.lazardo.smugmug.com.
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