November 15, 2013: John Bramblitt


Today I am thankful for the opportunity to meet some really great people who are making an impact on the world, such as John Bramblitt. John Bramblitt is featured in another post last month too. He went to my school and lost his sight during college due to severe epilepsy. He really liked drawing but never considered painting. Once he lost his vision, he figured ‘why not?’ and started to paint and is absolutely incredible. I’ll include a few pictures below but I also want you to watch the video that I post. It’s different than the one in the original post. It not only touches on being a “non visual visual artist,” but also on some of the emotional aspects of going blind and art’s effect on him. My boyfriend and I are going to get to go to a workshop with him in a few days and we are very excited. My boyfriend is an art major and of course I’m visually impaired so this is right up both of our alley’s. Today, I am grateful for the opportunities to meet and learn from individuals like John Bramblitt.

His video:

Some of his artworks:

Hot air balloons in a beautiful painting with a sunset over a body of water
“Balloons”
A woman with a purple mardi gras mask on. She has many different colors in her hair and is by a window. There are raised lines.
“Mardi Gras Mask” – I got to see and feel this one in person.

 

Marilyn
“Marilyn”

 

 

 

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

3 thoughts on “November 15, 2013: John Bramblitt”

  1. Question: Does he generally allow people to touch his paintings or is it just select workshops and such? I know generally, at least this may be just for museums, maybe also art galleries?, that security/random people are like “ahh! don’t touch the art! ahhh!”

    1. Good question, dear. Almost everything I have seen, been to, or known about he allows it to be touched. I think most exhibits that he puts his art at understand the importance of touching his pieces as he does it all tactile and wants to share the message of how just because he is blind, doesn’t mean he isn’t an amazing artist and can pursue his passion. However, I guess it just depends on the certain facility. Good question.

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