Yesterday a lady asked me if there was a reason why the arms are hugging the cactus. I told her there was no meaning that I simply drew the arms around the cactus cause I wanted my artwork to look a little more interesting. She then started to explain how her son has autism and he has sensory overload and when she seen my drawing she felt sad cause it reminded her of him and said that’s probably a visual representation of how he feels. After she said that I was a little lost for words and I didn’t really know how to respond to her. My intention wasn’t to have a hidden meaning behind my piece and in a way I was happy that she was able to connect with it on a personal level❤️
Combining the delicacy of earth and sea. The original of Luminosity, as well as paper and canvas prints, are available on amilliontinylines.com (link in my bio). Prints are available in both color and black and white. UPDATE: original has sold 🙌🏻☺️❤️
Six years ago today I fell off a cliff. I had been hiking at night after a day of climbing and the cliff gave away as I was standing near the edge of it. I fell onto a small ledge about halfway down the 140 foot cliff. I had a shattered pelvis, multiple broken vertebrae, broken ribs, a fractured ankle, a collapsed lung, and a smashed kidney. The guy I was with was able to down climb to our gear and set up a rappel on the anchors I had very luckily fallen right next to. I had to rappel down another 40 feet or so, then he carried me out to the car, a process that took a few hours. I spent two weeks in the hospital, after which I was told I likely would never walk again. I spent about a year in a wheelchair doing PT every day, even when I was supposed to be resting. I eventually graduated to dragging myself around on crutches, teaching my legs how to swing forward. At about a year and a half I went to the climbing gym and took an hour to climb a "5.fun". From there I kept climbing, training, and doing PT. It's been a long, difficult journey, but I've had a ton of support from family, friends, and you guys, my insta-family. September 19th is always a little weird for me. It almost feels unreal, like reality was altered that day and that’s why I didn’t die like I should have. It’s a very strange feeling. You can read the full stories of my fall and recovery on my website, amilliontinylines.com (link in my bio), in the new Blog section. Unfortunately you’ll have to scroll down to the bottom to find it, as I can’t for the life of me figure out how to put a menu at the top. Maybe on this reality-altered day I’ll suddenly become good with computers. Who knows? Stranger things have happened.
Ganz still und leise, ohne ein Wort,
gingst Du von Deinen Lieben fort.
Du hast ein gutes Herz besessen.
Nun ruht es still, doch unvergessen.
Obwohl wir Dir die Ruhe gönnen,
ist voller Trauer unser Herz.
Dich leiden sehen, nicht helfen können,
das war für uns der größte Schmerz!