Friday, January 11, 2013

Greetings by artists without hands

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I received a wonderful bunch of greeting cards with awesome paintings printed on it, through a post mail from an insurance company for taking their car insurance. What very special about these greeting cards are, the painting work on the card front were done with brushes hold to mouth and between the toe by handless handicapped artists, who are members of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association having lost their hands due to accident, illness or birth defect.

They sent us some gift-tags and envelops along with lovely cards, enclosed with a kind request for purchasing the products if we liked so and if not using it for further purchase via paychecks and online credit card. MFPA is an international for-profit association, wholly owned and run by disabled artists to help them meet their financial needs.  Over the half century, the MFPA had brought to the forefront, the aesthetic creations of the disabled artiest by providing them a platform to express their artistic talent.

What touched me was the letter attached with the mail, describing their life and self-motivation despite being differently challenged. It feels we are nothing when it comes to their talent of painting with mouth and toe, even I know it is a practice makes it perfect which does not come easily without intention and pain. By purchasing their painting I hope it will help them feel more independent and create an opportunity of earning and secure livelihood, dignity and honest.

Glad the greeting cards came on time when I looking for something to send my dear ones as Pongal greetings and before sharing it with them, I took some photos on the painting to save as since I loved the artwork. The cards came out plainly inside, helping me to write down my thoughts on selfless farmers messages signifying Pongal. Here I like to share the artwork, below:

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Check their website for more reference and if you like to purchase their products. 

14 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Artists without Hands. How awesome and beautiful. I am going to find out more about this. These artist certainly deserve our support!

Destination Infinity said...

I can imagine how difficult it would have been to create such works of art, especially in their situation. I think the organization is doing an excellent job and we need more such organizations in India.

Destination Infinity

Devilish Angel said...

Wonderful pictures... Creative too...Lovely...

R.Ramakrishnan said...

These are amazing and beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing. God Bless these physically challenged but highly talented artists.

TexWisGirl said...

i have been buying their calendars and greeting cards for many years. their talents are exceptional, considering they use their feet and mouths. a very nice post, jeevan.

Elsie The Writer said...

These are absolutely amazing and I love that your insurance company sent them to you. It shows they are appreciative of your business and they also have compassion. Simply outstanding!

George said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful. I hope the artists who created them are able to earn enough to live and work in dignity.

Renu said...

Thanks Jeevan for sharing it,,I have also bought them but couldnt put in blog so beautifully..

Annmarie Pipa said...

amazing, isn't it?! kind of puts a new perspective on life...

Indrani Ghose said...

Incredible art work.

Rajesh said...

These are truly masterpieces.

ladyfi said...

Such beautiful cards!

Kalyan said...

Just beautiful collection...

Meoww said...

Lovely collection of postcards from gifted people. Checking out the website too!