Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Help Mouth And Foot Painters Avoid Hand-To-Mouth Existence

WHITTIER, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s not easy to make a living as an artist, and it’s even harder when you’re limited to painting with just your mouth or foot.

But a greeting card line is helping mouth and foot painters all over the world avoid a hand-to-mouth existence.

The card line is distributed by the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of America and features the work of more than 700 artists.

One of them, Robert Thome, says the card line has helped him picture a better life.

As he puts it, “It’s the only company on the planet run by disabled artists. It’s given me the chance to buy my home and van.”

Thome says he and the other artists make their cards as commercial as possible but the income provides him the security to work on more personal projects, such as his latest mouth masterpiece, Still Life Of An Electric Wheelchair.

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