Whether we realize it or not, who we are is essential to our creativity. This is brought home to me quite often since I do have some limitations on what I can/can’t do because of my eyesight.
In my jewelry-making, I don’t use bead-weaving techniques or even very many seed beads (those tiny beads often sold in tubes) because it’s too difficult for me to see the holes in the beads. When I crochet, so far I haven’t used the tiny steel hooks for similar reasons.
In order to define myself as a creative, I have to consider, and often work around, these issues. Sometimes I indulge in a little what-if.
What if I didn’t have to think about those things? What if I could just do what I wanted to do without thinking about accommodations or the size and type of the materials I want to use?
Usually, I write that off as an exercise in futility. (Pun intended. Sometimes even what and how I choose to write is determined by these issues.) But…
What if there was a way that those issues could be rendered irrelevant?
What if there was something that would let me see better than I have ever seen in my life? (I was born legally blind.)
It’s called eSight Eyewear electronic glasses. (The link will open in a new tab/window.) Remember the guy in Star Trek that had funky glasses that allowed him to see? What was once only in the realm of science fiction is a reality, folks.
But, as of right now, it’s rather out of reach for me, unless I have help. And I’m working on that. There will be some new things coming soon that will help me raise money for it. And any sale of my books, jewelry, photos, or crocheted/knit items will go toward that.
eSight’s tagline/hashtag is #everyonedeservestosee. I believe it. Do you?
One of our local TV stations, KY3, did a story on those earlier this summer. Pretty cool. The look on a teen boy’s face when he could see clear for the first time. Heart-grabbing. Good Luck & Creative Blessings