Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
A True Inspiration
Laura’s Dream Horse
It is not often that I find a shop that truly inspires me. After you read this blog about Laura, and her new shop just opened yesterday, http://LaurasDreamHorse.etsy.com, I know you will be inspired by Laura and her talent. Laura-Alexandra was born in Germany in 2001 (yes 2001) which means she is just 11 yrs. old. As she says in her profile, she has wanted to open a shop for the past 2 years, and finally convinced her mother to help her set up a shop here on Etsy. Her passion is drawing, painting and beadwork.
Amazingly though, Laura was born with several handicaps; and has Cerebral Palsy on the right side of her body. For someone who was right-handed, this might have been a difficulty for most; but not for Laura, she, after much trying, found that she can follow her dreams using her left hand. So all of her beautiful horse paintings have been painted using her left hand. Laura has also had numerous surgeries, and suffers from other disabilities. According to Laura, “it makes me feel good that there is something in my life i can do really good. That makes me forget that I am a little different from other kids around me:-).”
Besides her love of horses, Laura also takes part in a special therapy for kids with disabilities called “Hippotherapie”; a form of physical, occupational and speech therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. A beautiful quote from Laura, “As long as Humans think that animals don’t have feelings, animals feel that humans dont think!” This is a little girl who is wise beyond her years in her thoughts and talents. I know you find her story as inspiring as I did and stop by and support her shop.