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« on: July 03, 2014 11:07:05 PM »

My thought has always been:  IF YOU CAN'T HIDE IT, FLAUNT IT! 

If you must use a cane or walking stick, get the most intricately carved, & brightly painted ones you can find.  Get an array of them to accessorize your wardrobe. 

I've added flowers, feathers or beads to several turbans I've made for friends who underwent cancer treatment.  The additional bling can make a huge difference in attitude.

I've seen people wearing eyepatches & had the urge to ask if I could paint a flower on them. Wouldn't a ruffled edge make it look cute?  Sequins?  Oooh, an eyeball painted on an eyepatch?

That's why, on the 2 occasions I've had foot surgery, I decided I couldn't hide the ugly casts I had to wear.  Instead, I opted to paint flowers on them to make a fashion statement.   It's surprising how many lovely comments I received because of them.   

The P. A. at the hospital also liked my effort.  Enough so that, my first cast was sitting atop the upper cabinets in the cast room when I left.  How many people have had a piece of artwork on display at Mayo Clinic?

I also tried decorating the cumbersome walking boot but wasn't successful.  I could't find a paint that would stick to the smooth surface so it peeled right off.  After a second try I gave up.  At least, the paint job lasted long enough for me to get a photo.   

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014 03:50:25 AM »

I totally agree with your "Flaunt it" attitude!! I love the paint jobs on all your leg accessories, shall we say  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014 06:01:05 AM »

Beautiful work and wonderful attitude!    Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014 06:13:21 AM »

Have you tried a sealant on the boot?
Not that you mind all the decorating though right?  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014 06:55:41 AM »

Those are amazing!!  I can't imagine painting my own cast, you are talented.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014 08:52:13 PM »

Way to make a bummer a beautiful piece of art!! This is great. It's a shame the painting on the boot didn't last - it's so pretty! Hope you're feeling better soon.

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014 02:58:43 PM »

The first surgery was several years ago & I've nearly recovered from the second.  At times it was a stretch but I really enjoyed all of the painting. 
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