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, Its the only company on the planet run by disabled artists. Its 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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