2015 MSAA Art Showcase Artist of the Month
Shana Stern – Austin, TX
This is my 15th year of having MS. While I try not to let the MS define me — it dictates much of what I can and can’t do. My vision’s a challenge daily. My morning fatigue is debilitating. But I have something in which I can get lost in and forget all of my problems — my art. Since I can’t hold onto a brush, I paint only with my fingers. Getting lost in the music I paint to and helping the colors dance across the canvas – has become my mental, spiritual and emotional therapy. I’m so grateful for MSAA for all that they do, and for showing the world that yes, we may be knocked down a bit – we may have to work a little harder – but we are capable of great things such as bringing beauty and art into the world!
I have MS. But I am an artist.