Category Archives: Health Activism

Art Apple A Day – 365 Apples Created Everyday For A Year!

Hello & welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Apples For AS. This site is an archive of the Art Apple A Day project originally posted on The Feeding Edge by Jennifer Dye Visscher to help raise awareness of a disease she has called Ankylosing Spondylitis. The apples were posted in blog format so […]

Day 361 – Happy Apple Day!

Today is Johnny Appleseed Day! I for one will celebrating and thinking about the glorious apple. They have come to mean so much to me and hopefully to you all as well. Maybe I had apples on the brain all those months ago because it is simply the time of the year for the apple […]

Day 359 – Our Skeleton Key

A skeleton key has come to symbolize something that can unlock a mystery. Sometimes I think that Ankylosing Spondylitis will always remain somewhat of an enigma to me. I wish I could unlock each door I have to pass through on this journey with my health and know what was on the other side. I […]

Day 358 – Don’t Be Fooled By The Calendar

Don’t be fooled by the calendar.  There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.  ~Charles Richards Oy! Every day is made use of even the ones where we rest, reflect, and chill! I remember the days on end when all I wanted was some relief of my symptoms. I […]

Day 355 – Pulling Myself Together

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” – Elizabeth Taylor Good plan. Will do! I’m headed to the mall to shop at Nordstrom’s Rack in the hopes of finding just the right outfit for my t.v. appearance. Oops – did I let that slip out? Yes indeedy folks – I […]

Day 345 – Life After Apples

A lot of you have asked me, “What comes next?” Great question! I hope the answers I have will lead to things just as great. Here are a few areas I have outlined. I hope you all continue to follow me as my journey switches focus a bit this fall and in the years ahead. […]

Day 344 – Let’s Do This!

I want people to know what Autoimmune Arthritis is and specifically about Spondyloarthritis – a group of diseases that cause pain and suffering in millions of people. They are Ankylosing Spondylitis, Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy, Juvenile Spondyloarthopathy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, and Enteropathic Arthritis. I want people to understand how challenging these chronic illnesses can make life. […]

Day 342 – Anything Can Be

Listen to the Mustn’ts, child, Listen to the Don’ts Listen to the Shouldn’ts The Impossibles, the Won’ts Listen to the Never Haves, Then listen close to me — Anything can happen, child, Anything can be. – Shel Silverstein I’m being drawn to the words and images of the great children’s writers. I wish we could […]

Day 338 – An un-Saturday, Saturday Apple

I was all ready to post a Saturday Apple. In order to attempt to have a life that went beyond apple making, I instituted the “Saturday Apple.” These apples have often times been simpler images with almost no post. The decision to reel in my apple life on Saturdays may have saved not only my […]

Day 335 – Rules? What Rules?

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  Katharine Hepburn I set some rules upon myself on Day One of Art Apple A Day. They were: A 5” x 5” image – no other restrictions except that it could not be photographs or digital art. It had to be done by hand. […]