"....I also know the city, have you ever wondered why all the real interesting shops or bars seem to be down or upstairs. Why is this?
This not a complaint, or maybe it should be. I was going to take up a karaoke singing career, but they all downstairs in the city. In hindsight this could be a good thing for the rest of you as I cannot not sing.
Yet what if you are a good singer and use a wheelchair, shouldn't it be karaoke for everyone?"
Monica Ellis shares with us her view of the world, written with humor & insight. Monica was born in Canada in 1975 and moved to Australia at the age of three, Monica has FSH Muscular Dystrophy.
"The thing I fear most in this life is talking about me. I would rather hide under my bed. But nothing exciting ever resulted from hiding under beds—that’s if you exclude people who like talking to spiders. And as I am so very afraid of spiders, particularly the hairy ones, I think I will talk about me, my art and my dog, Molly. I will also tell you about a girl named Silly who dropped by one afternoon quite unannounced for a cup of tea and began sharing her adventures.
I started drawing at a young age. Like many other little girls I had an obsession with princess’s in fluffy ball gowns who lived in far away castles. I drew thousands of pictures of them and decided that when I grew up I would like that sort of life…and in particular, those sorts of clothes! The other option was to be a ballet dancer (those great tutus). For me any role in life was always about what you got to wear.
To be truthful nothing much has changed except the realisation that I was not born into royalty and so the princess life was out. (In hindsight I am very, very glad) Alas, ballet was out as well. I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when I was five and that put an end to a career in dance. It is a condition that eventually led to life in a wheelchair. But through my drawing I could be any of these things I had once dreamed of being, and travel anywhere on the globe.I was only limited by my imagination...."http://www.redbubble.com/
Read more of Monica's writings and see her artwork at the redbubble.com site. Monica has her artwork available for purchase as well - check out her many fun cards that feature her character Silly.
Also, see her fun website too!
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