Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas 'Drawing by Mouth' - Mailed from Taiwan

This Merry Christmas postcard is a small greeting card that was never folded and mailed like a postcard.  (open it is the size of a standard postcard) 

The sender writes that this is the artwork of Nishioka Ryosuke.  He is a person with a physical disability and uses only his mouth to draw.  

postmarked in 2011 with three Taiwan stamps 

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Ryosuke Nishioka broke his neck when doing floor exercises during a gym lesson at the age of 17. He has since been unable to move his legs and has only minimal use of his arms. Subsequently he spent two years at a rehabilitation centre for the severely disabled, where he also started to paint with his mouth. 

I can use my hands and still can not draw. I have a high respect for this man! 


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