Have you ever been moved by art? Have you ever seen art move? Have you ever been a part of the movement? I have. Thanks to Regina Holliday, I am now a part of "The Walking Gallery" ~ I got my jacket today. Perfectly timed for Day 19 of WEGO Health's 2012 National Health Blog Post Month... today's prompt "questions I have for other patients"
Would you send a blazer to an artist so she could paint your health story on the back? I did just that. Thanks to Tiffany Peterson @TiffanyAndLupus for linking me to Regina, "The Walking Gallery" and the "Partnership with Patients" which led me to participate in the "Cinderblocks" conference in Kansas City earlier this Fall. My jacket is # 206 also known as "Little Mirrors of Light" I can not describe how it feels to see the art that Regina created and I inspired. My attempts to describe the feeling of seeing my blazer for the first time are not working. I was touched, moved and stirred by the beauty. My jacket wasn't ready so I wore a borrowed jacket from Regina during "The Walking Gallery" gathering in Kansas City.
Here is the link to the post where Regina Holliday @ReginaHolliday on Twitter explains the creative inspiration for "The Walking Gallery" http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2011/04/walking-gallery.html Here is Dr. Ann Becker Schutte 's post about "Why she walks" http://www.drannbeckerschutte.com/2012/09/the-walking-gallery-of-healthcare-why-i-walk/
There are many questions, I would like to ask of other patients but the one I am inclined to ask tonight as I write this post is... would you like to join me in "The Walking Gallery"? It is as easy as shopping your closet and sending a blazer to DC and having Regina (and the patience as a patient) paint your story on the back of your jacket. I look forward to wearing my blazer to conferences where I won't have to say a word because my jacket does the talking and the walking.