How to paint with a jittery duck

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Sue Vincent's Daily Echo


When I left him, my son was gleefully painting with a duck. The duck had, in the early stages, seemed a bit jittery, but once it had its feathers smoothed, the results were quite amusing.

Now, lest we invite less-than- civil comment from the Animal Rights lobby, I should perhaps explain. No ducks were harmed in the making of this painting. Not even made vaguely uncomfortable, in spite of the fact that he was using a live mallard as a paintbrush and it was, at one point, rather jittery. .

On second thoughts, that probably doesn’t help much.

You see, the thing is, my son is tired and it is very cold outside. Even more so when you are confined to an electric wheelchair in which you sit completely still and let the motor get warm while you freeze. So he’s hibernating for a bit and casting around for something…

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13 thoughts on “How to paint with a jittery duck

  1. I thank both you and Sue for the ideas expressed in this post. While my disability is no where near as debilitating as her sons, it is hard for me to get out of the house and to engage in activities. My computers do function as my outlets, my social networks, my ability to explore the world I live in. When I was first put in a wheelchair I was about to lose my mind until I got my first computer. I hope there is a program to give handicapped people computers or tablets of some type. hugs

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    • There are a number of schemes open to people with disabilities, some carers and low income families in the UK that may help them get online. The schemes vary in the eligibility criteria, but for those who need help getting a computer, it is worth checking or having someone already online check whether there is anything available in the area.

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          • Thank you. The first time I was in a wheel chair I wanted to do something but was not allowed due to health. So I studied computers, took classes and worked a little bit as I could from home. When we moved in the park in 1994 I quickly became the go to guy for the community. I do not charge, I only take donations as I want everyone to get help regardless their financial situation. I only do as my health will allow, and only in our own community. The people love it as they can trust me and afford me. 🙂 and in truth it makes me feel really good to be helpful and do this. Hugs

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