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Painted Yoko today!!!

16 Jul

I love abstract art, and often I’ll just go with the flow with my paintings… I love colour and adding extra bits and bobs to make the painting as bright and random as possible.

I sat down today to paint and my dog Yoko was asleep… I just had the urge to paint her. I took a picture on my iPad and for each section I then zoomed in on the picture so much so I could see fine detail..

I really enjoyed concentrating and focusing on this and actually trying to copy Yoko my dog!

Here some pics (you can click on any of them to enlarge them and see a bigger version) and how I did it.. I can’t thank my iPad enough!!

Soo… This is the photo of Yoko I had on my iPad

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I used my iPad zoomed in the photos of Yoko to see the fine detail 😀

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Yoko even helped out and lay next to me as I painted her!

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I have also posted an Album with more photos and pictures of me painting Yoko on my Facebook Artist Page:

  • Kayley Rose Page – here
  • Yoko Watercolour Album – here
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Follow the Stargardt’s blog and Kayley Rose Artist via email and Facebook

12 Jul

Thank you to everyone who has visited this blog, the supportive comments and those of you who have returned to read Kayley’s latest posts as she uploads them! 🙂

For those of you interested in being kept up-to-date and alerted of the latest posts as they happen, there’s a really easy way to do so!  This blog can notify you by email and gives you the link straight to the latest piece!  “Simples!”

The email subscribe feature can be found in the right-hand navigation bar, just below the main site banner at the top of the page.  I have highlighted it in the photo below, it’s inside the green box with the arrows pointing to it.  Simply insert your email address the click ‘follow’

Also, if you’re on Facebook, Kayley has a fanpage for showcasing all of her artwork.  There are loads of photos on there and it’s defo worth a ‘Like’ if you want to keep up with the latest and greatest Kay-Rose art work 🙂

The Facebook ‘Like’ button is also in the right-hand side navigation bar, just below the Follow by Email feature.  I have used a green box and arrows again to highlight where it is for you in the picture below:

Hope this helps make keeping up to date easy for you all.  If you have any questions or need any help, just leave a comment at the end of this post and I will reply & help 🙂

Cheers!

Gaz

Stargardt’s Disease and iPads – ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

10 Jul

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I was lucky enough to recieve one of these from santa last year..and my god its changed my life!!

I’ve tried zoom text before but It didn’t suit me and completely slowed down my laptop but the iPad is brill. If you can save up a little and get one you can access everything

Hold it close to your face in comfort not hurting your back and neck at a computer desk etc..Even use the camera as a zoom to read things etc. The iPad is literally the key to my life with my disability and accessing websites,emails, pictures etc… It has brought back normality to technology for me.

Go to settings (the pic of the dog yoko, bottom right the black square). Then the options are endless… The zoom is fantastic… So good. I am managing without the voice at the moment and learned a few quick tips I will list below…

Tips for zoom on the iPad.

  • To zoom tap with three fingers twice to make the zoom bigger or smaller
  • Do the above but on the second tap don’t take your fingers of the iPad.. Slide them all up the iPad for more zoom or down for less zoom. It doesn’t take long to get used to

My back and neck used to hurt so much leaning into the computer… And barely being able to see it… Its portable, zoom on the pictures and texts, email…

I can’t use my phone anymore as the fonts too small so I use face time to call my friends on the iPad and a app called “Touch” which is Instant messaging (it can be a little slow to notify the message but if you click on the conversation it will push the notification up eventually)

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It’s fine to zoom… Sod it if you can’t see it you can’t see it!!! Go for it and zoom don’t worrys about what people may think! Once the initial ” why’s that so big” it’s fine,, it’s just you.. This is how my Facebook looks! It takes a little longer than a well sighted human but honestly really easy once you know how to do it!!!

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Stargardt’s Artwork – Painting on Canvas

9 Jul

I am really proud of Kayley today, while I have been working on my computer she has spent the entire day painting, taking photo’s and uploading them to her Facebook Page (oh yeah, and making me the odd cup of tea too!).

Below are a few photos of what Kayley has achieved today and why I am so proud.

You can keep up to date with Kayley’s artwork by liking her Facebook page, here.  She would love to hear your feedback on her paintings 🙂

Thanks
Gaz

Not Letting Stargardts Stop Me: Kayley Rose the Artist

9 Jul

I have been painting all my life, from as early as I can remember.. every weekend my family would go to a place we had in the Lake District, and while there I would sit and paint the scenery while the other kids played.  I was diagnosed with Stargardts towards the end of high-school, just as I was making great progress with my grades for my artwork.

Fast forward a few years later and I have decided that I am not gong to let Stargardts stop me from living out my dream of being an artist, and if you are reading this with Stragardts too, ask yourself, what did you want to be when you grow up and don’t let Stargardts stop you.

I will be making a real website for my artwork, but in the mean time i have also set up a page on Facebook, you can find it by clicking ‘Kayely Rose Artist’

I really hope you like them, and hope they inspire you to live out your dreams too.

Thanks

Stargardt’s Groups and Pages on Facebook

15 Nov

Facebook serves a great way to stay in touch with friends and share your photo’s with them, however it is also much more than that.  Recently i have found several Groups and Pages on Facebook dedicated to spreading the awareness and how best to support Stargardt’s.

I want to share them with you – you can access them by clicking on any of the below:

Facebook Groups

  1. Stargardt’s Awareness Group
  2. Stargardt’s Eye Disorder Support Group
  3. Stargardt Disease – Macular Degeneration Support Group
  4. The Art of Going Blind With Stargardt’s – Support Group

Facebook Pages

  1. Alyson Mitts ~ Stargardt’s Disease Support Group
  2. Stargardt’s Research Group
  3. Stargardt’s Disease Information
  4. Foundation Fighting Blindness

I hope these are of help, I will try to continue to add more that i find, and if you know of any others, please do leave a comment and let me know and we will update the list.

I will also do a blog about Twitter and YouTube too.

Many thanks

Gaz

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