Over the past few months, I’ve grown increasingly frustrated. Using a keyboard and mouse has become quite a challenge on most days, due to the chronic pain and inflammation in my hands.
I’ve always considered myself to be a designer and not a writer, though…so I recently took out some of my tools that I haven’t used in ages (cutting pad, metal straight edge, blade cutter, and glue sticks). I put my printer to work, and started to cut and paste away.
I quickly found that there was something extremely therapeutic about creating a visual journal, both in being able to perform actions that I thought were no longer possible with my hands, and in finding a way to communicate without words.
This is my story, as told by images that make my soul smile.
Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!