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Prison Art is special. Anytime someone can create any kind of beauty in a world inside a prison it brings hope that that person will make it through okay. I often don’t look very close when someone sends me a store bought card, especially when it is signed with only a name. Why keep it? I know this took time and caring.

I had been sick with an irritating flu bug for several weeks that was hard to shake. Not enough to dive under the covers, but enough to have you dragging through your day.

Jamie has wanted to learn how to make cards for some time. His hand shakes so it is hard to draw a straight line. This is one of talent that can make money inside. Men often want cards made that fit in a long envelope sold in the prison commissary. I don’t know if he is making them for anyone else. A friend who is the support for another man who makes wonderful cards and happens to be in the same prison, sent him drawing books that show you how to make the drawings. Often the drawings that are copied come from children’s coloring books. They have characters that are good to use for birthdays and holidays. I was glad to see him use a creative way to pass time. 

 

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2 thoughts on “Prison Art – Hand Drawn Cards

    1. Thank you. I was glad to see he was being creative. Hopefully this month they will let him out of adseg.(administrative segregation) It’s been more than three years – this time. Over 12 years he has spent at least 75% of his time there. That is why he can’t take classes for his GED or anything else. It is a way to keep them down and less able to make it when they get out. Art is one way to help keep their head together

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