brainstormstudio's Profile

About

I am an artist and the mother of an adult daughter with special needs who is also an artist. My daughter Lisbeth suffered a traumatic brain injury when she contracted a viral illness in 1988, and she continues to be challenged by multiple difficulties including uncontrolled seizures and developmental delay. Despite these challenges, Lisbeth's mighty spirit and creativity are remarkably intact. She creates extraordinarily beautiful cut paper snowflakes - hundreds of them (it is ironic that a cluster of seizures is called a "flurry...") and like real snowflakes, each one is unique. Lisbeth sometimes refers to her creations as "brains," which is poignant, for in the making of each snowflake/mandala, it is as if she is recreating her brain. Lisbeth sees figures, animals, and objects in the cutout shapes of her designs, and says that these are what the brain is thinking! I have opened this Etsy Shop to sell items that highlight Lisbeth's…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on March 16
  • Joined January 4, 2010

Favorite materials

fabric, paper, ink, paint, love, imagination, spirit

Shop

About

I am an artist and the mother of an adult daughter with special needs who is also an artist. My daughter Lisbeth suffered a traumatic brain injury when she contracted a viral illness in 1988, and she continues to be challenged by multiple difficulties including uncontrolled seizures and developmental delay. Despite these challenges, Lisbeth's mighty spirit and creativity are remarkably intact. She creates extraordinarily beautiful cut paper snowflakes - hundreds of them (it is ironic that a cluster of seizures is called a "flurry...") and like real snowflakes, each one is unique. Lisbeth sometimes refers to her creations as "brains," which is poignant, for in the making of each snowflake/mandala, it is as if she is recreating her brain. Lisbeth sees figures, animals, and objects in the cutout shapes of her designs, and says that these are what the brain is thinking! I have opened this Etsy Shop to sell items that highlight Lisbeth's intricate and wondrous snowflake/mandalas. Lisbeth cuts the paper designs, and I work to turn them into all the wonderful items found in this shop! Purchasing items from Brainstorm Studio supports Lisbeth's spiritual and emotional growth, as well as helping her to achieve the important goal of independence. Also, a percentage of Brainstorm Studio sales goes to support The Epilepsy Foundation. Many Blessings!

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?