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Participant Information

John P. Creveling

City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
USA
Essay:

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2009. A Christmas card I received that year, which beautifully depicted a small rural community, led me to wonder if I could paint or draw. I have been enjoying self-discovery through my art ever since. There are times when Iím painting that I feel like Iím in such an incredibly special and almost sacred place, where I forget about having Parkinson's disease. Itís a wonderful, exhilarating and energizing moment to discover this artistic, creative side of me, which I did not know I had. Iím not sure if I discovered art or art discovered me.