Artist Susan Hicks Blog | Living through Myasthenia Gravis with Art

Blog in Two Parts: Melasdesign Art blog and “Living with Myasthenia Gravis” blog from artist and MG patient Susan Hicks.

My Labradoodle Pet Portrait; artist Susan Hicks; Melasdesign; blog
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My Labradoodle Pet Portrait

Sometimes one good experience leads to another. This was the case when my first time participating as vendor at Artspring Festival art market in Davis, West Virginia lead to a challenging but rewarding commission of a pet portrait of Blanche the golden Labradoodle. Also rewarding was that the art commission came from what had to be one of the world’s nicest customers. There were trials and tribulations along the way while creating the detailed Labradoodle pet portrait, brought on by dealing with neuromuscular disease (which I detail in my blog Living with Myasthenia Gravis from a Patient’s Perspective). In the end the job was successfully completed and everyone was happy. Blanche, the model pup, looks happy about it too. Watch the video below and read on for my drawing techniques, physical trials during composition, how I became ambidextrous again.

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Patient Story and Advice Blog Living with Myasthenia Gravis through Art post titled "Tips for Helping Someone Who Has Myasthenia Gravis" for caregivers of MG patients
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Caregiver Guidelines for Myasthenia Gravis

Interested in better caregiving for those with Myasthenia Gravis (or even yourself)? This disease is better not faced alone, and caregivers may not know what a diagnosed person is going through. It’s an invisible disease that is not very commonly known, so read on for my informative tips on Myasthenia Gravis care. The emphasis of this blog post is general advice in caring for someone with Myasthenia Gravis with minor to medium levels of symptoms written by someone who has the disease themself.

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Melasdesign blog artist Susan Hicks - Colorful abstract contemporary landscape art
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A Windy Day in Tucker County

Welcome to my little expose on my latest abstract landscape painting in acrylics called “Windy Day in Tucker County.” I’ll discuss my ideas and inspiration for the mountain setting windpower theme, materials used, color choices and a new direction in my work that is a return to what I’ve always loved to do. I’ll also touch on creating art as a disabled person.

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