In this week’s episode we are so excited to have Leah and Grace Nixon from Tiny and Snail!
The two sisters grew up drawing and participating in the arts alongside each other. After continuing education and venturing into different pursuits separately, in the Spring of 2016, they began talking about the option to work alongside each other, again. In 2017, they introduced their stationary company, Tiny and Snail into the world! They bring warmth and magic back to people's mailboxes with their playful and colorful greeting cards. The method to their brilliant madness? The sister’s joke that Leah is the hands to fill in for Grace’s (that suffer from carpal tunnel) and Grace is the brains! Together, they are unstoppable.
Not long after their new beginnings, however, Leah suffered a surprising accident resulting in paralyzation and an amputated leg, due to a severed spine. Immediately upon regaining her ability to communicate, Leah anxiously asked, “Can I still draw?”. In which Grace miraculously responded with a yes. In that brutal time, Tiny and Snail provied a life raft for them cling onto.
There is always fear that our favorite thing can be taken from us and Leah’s profound story reminds us of this. Her display of resilience to continue and even find new avenues for creation are awe inspiring. Throughout the episode we talk about the immense importance of listening and cultivating a relationship with your body. Especially as life continues after injury and trauma, how do we sustain our most important connection with our body?
Leah and Grace are true testaments to finding light in the dark. Even through all of the profound, sometimes traumatic moments, on their journey they still manage to incorporate joy and happy dances into every day. Their cards and art reflect the wonder of life and the ability to always shine a light. Tune in to hear more about their moving story!
Special thanks to Vacationland Music Company for creating the intro and the outro of the Wellness for Makers Podcast.
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