Drawing ostomy bags, a labor of Love.
A few years ago I wanted to do something a little creative for some of the ostomy pages I follow on Facebook, so I took a copy of an old fashion figure drawing I made for my daughter and I added a heart shaped ostomy bag to it. I was happy because lots of people liked it and shared it, so I started doing some more.
One girl from Brazil named Vivi asked if I would draw her because she had an unusual horizontal scar and I was happy to do it and she loved it.
Sometimes my drawings are serious and sometimes I like to make them a little funny by decorating the bag according to different holidays but I always try to capture the beauty, dignity and inner strength of my fellow survivors.
It’s become a labor of love!
Paul J. Tascasrella, Scarsdale, NY, Crohn’s fighter.