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Participant Information

Carol Young

City:
Indianapolis
State:
IN
Country:
USA
Essay:

I was diagnosed in 2002 with Parkinson's, the year I turned 50. Lucky for me it woke up a need to exercise the part of my brain that did not seem to be slowing down. Quite the opposite.

Once I started to draw I could not stop. It's a pleasant obsession and it takes me to a place where I am not concentrating on what hurts or is wrong with me.

I was very interested in drawing and art as a child and had always intended to be an artist when I grew up. Life happened and my talents went dormant. Now all I do is spend my time thinking of things to paint, draw or create.

I really love seeing all the PD people with the same urge to see what is beautiful in life and to try to communicate their visions with others.