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Shaking Hands Making Art
During the winter of 2019, I spent time in and out of the emergency room with debilitating pain. My chronic illness had relapsed, leaving me weak and struggling to continue with my college classes.
The worst part was that, as a side effect of one of my medications, I developed hand tremors that worsened when I tried to use fine motor skills. As an artist, I felt like I was losing my ability to create the way I wanted to.
I started carrying around a small sketchbook to draw in whenever I needed a distraction. I used a ballpoint pen as a way to embrace the shaky quality my line art had taken on.
As the winter quarter came to an end, I compiled all my drawings into a zine