Dementia leads to a lot of circular conversations.
Mimi asks us the same questions every day. After about a year of this, we realized making some visual aids could help the situation. We started with large posters on her bedroom wall and she reads them often. Then, I stumbled across the custom kids books on Artifact and thought it would be cool to make Mimi a book that answers all her usual questions like where is her mother and is there a funeral today. She loves the book but, like with the posters, always forgets it exists. So, every day, I show it to her all over again and it's sweet to see her eyes light up because someone made a whole book about her. I'm pretty sure this is the only thing I've ever done that has actually impressed her.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?