The universe has a sense of humor. I know this because when my husband Ted was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease I was already dealing with Essential Tremor. Just to be clear, I do not find it essential.
I can still tie his shoes, but neither of us can write and I have had moments of hilarity when trying to stir sauce or soup in a pot. Oh, the laughter.
For survival, we do not focus on the negative or dwell on what we can no longer do. However, apathy and/or depression are part of Parkinson’s as well as being a factor in Essential tremor. We fight the good fight.
Imagine our excitement at finding something new that we were capable of doing. Mo’s Unsteady Hand art class helps us and others be social (people with noticeable tremors tend not to socialize) and we feel creative in a way we thought not possible given our physical difficulties.
And there is laughter, a lot of it. We encourage each other in the class and sometimes we create actual art. Not as a person making do, but damn fine art in a subtle way. No one draws a straight line, but the hesitant brushstroke can produce lovely abstract figures and landscapes.
The Unsteady Hand is a gift. The act of creating art impacts our brain as well as helping with our physical dexterity. Did I mention we get to laugh? Support The Unsteady Hand for those of us who truly benefit.


— Kathleen R.
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The artistic process and building  community are our passions! Parkinson's Disease is my reality.
-- The Unsteady hand promotes improved quality of  life  for those living with Parkinson’s through communal creative engagement. --

Thank you for taking the time to look into funding The Unsteady Hand - an artist collective. 

What we do: Creativity Labs are an opportunity to leave behind the ravages of Parkinson’s, focus on a purposeful activity, and engage our creative spirits. Drawing, painting, origami, mask-making, the sky's the limit as to what we can discover as an artists collective. Our annual gallery show highlights the works produced throughout the year by our Parkinson’s artists and give individuals the opportunity to sell their work. We  provide art supplies and facilitation of the artistic process along with just a plain old dose of fun.
Every little bit helps; $5 isn't too little,  $10,000 isn't too much  ;  )

 Donor incentives

Choose Your Thank-You Gift

$ 50 Two “Unsteady logo” mugs

$100 A pair of “Unsteady” aprons

$275 A framed piece of art (your choice) by one of our artists

$500 Personal Creativity Lab (Gyotaku fish printing?) for you and 5 of your closest friends

$1000 Personal Creativity Lab (abstract watercolors?) for you and 10 of your closest friends

$1500 Thinking big gets you the whole kit and kaboodle (you hit the donor jackpot!)

I honestly can't begin to thank enough those who have contributed to our cause to date.  We are doing good work... And we are just getting our feet wet... The possibilities abound. 

Thank you in advance...

we got this... 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us: Mo@theunsteadyhand.org

Thank you,

Mo Onstad and the Unsteady Crew

 

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