This is what my fingers normally look like. Embroidery work makes my thumb hurt. Writing anything lengthy has always caused pain and almost illegible handwriting. Cutting is no fun either. And yet I have made art my whole life. Friday my kids and I went to see a hand surgeon to get help with the joints of our fingers that have a tendency to bend backwards with these tasks. By fortunate coincidence the doctor we saw also had Elhers Danlos syndrome, ( I wonder if that's why he ended up in that field) so he knew exactly the problems we were dealing with. We got these finger splints to keep our fingers straight. What amazing relief.