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In this episode of the podcast  visually impaired artist John Bramblitt talks  about how losing his eyesight became the catalyst for learning how to paint and how we can bring color into our lives when we have no vision.  

  • How art got John through an incredibly difficult childhood
  • Why art forces us into thinking positively and living in the moment
  • John's habit of painting for 12-16 hours a day 
  • Learning how to paint by using touch as your primary sense
  • The lessons we learn from moments of crisis 
  • How our darkest moments shape us for the better
  • John's experience of navigating the world after  losing his vision 
  • The role of synesthesia in creating your art 
  • How blindness impacts social interactions and relationships
  • Bringing the color into your life and letting go of "shoulds"
  • The difference between looking and feeling 
  • Learning not to judge the things you've created 
  • Giving yourself artistic license on a daily basis 


John Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton Texas, his art has been sold in over twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, and BBC Radio, and he's been featured in The New York Times and Psychology Today. He's the subject of the award winning documentary shorts "Line of Sight' and “Bramblitt.” His work has received much recognition including the ‘Most Inspirational Video of 2008′ from YouTube and three Presidential Service Awards for his innovative art workshops. And John is blind.


Originally aired over 1 year ago.


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