Artist Turns Corrective Helmets Worn by Babies With Flat Head Syndrome Into Art
Paula Strawn is painting corrective helmets for babies with flat head syndrome.
A craftsman from Washington is carrying grins to babies and their folks, each cap in turn.
Cranial plagiocephaly, or level head disorder, is a typical condition in newborn children and influences about portion of infants in their first year of life. Luckily, it doesn't cause noteworthy clinical implications and is treatable with a particular protective cap that a newborn child will wear for a considerable length of time or months. Be that as it may, these caps for the most part arrive in a flat white and don't have the standard vivid appearance of garments and embellishments made for newborn children.
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Over 10 years back, craftsman Paula Strawn was drawn closer by a companion whose granddaughter was endorsed one of the head protectors and inquired as to whether she could make it more fun.
"I had never observed an infant with a protective cap before this time and they immediately clarified what it was really going after, 62, tells PEOPLE. "I was somewhat threatened as I hadn't painted on anything like this previously however it worked out positively and they were upbeat."
Strawn was living in Southern California at that point, and subsequent to painting the head protector for her companion, she immediately started to get requests from different guardians who needed to adapt the caps for their infants.
Before long, demands snowballed in from over the state, at that point from around the nation.
Paula Strawn-painted restorative cap 1
Paula Strawn PAULA STRAWN
"Inside the year it was my fundamental painting work for people all over Southern California and inside two or three years I began got notification from people around the states," she reviews. "The most recent couple of years it's been my full-time business. I get caps transported me to every day from everywhere throughout the nation."
Strawn, who currently lives in Washington, says she has painted in excess of 3,200 head protectors in the a long time since she painted her initial one.
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She every now and again presents her artworks on her Instagram page, which highlights head protectors planned with brilliant blossoms, animation characters, sports group logos and other beautiful pictures.
Paula Strawn-painted restorative head protector 2
Paula Strawn PAULA STRAWN
"It's a fun, cordial and individual plan that carries grins to child and a possibility for guardians to have a discussion about the protective cap rather than feel sorry for [from others]," Strawn says. "Grins are constantly best over pity!"
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The head protectors, contingent upon the plan, can take anyplace between three hours to 12 hours to complete, and Strawn utilizes water-based non-dangerous paint. Normally, the more it takes to paint, the more costly the activity will come out to, yet the normal cost ranges from $220 to $300 per protective cap. Strawn likewise offers limits to those in the military and twin head protectors.
"I feel honored past all conviction to accomplish this work, helping other people and carrying huge amounts of grins to babies," Strawn says. "Thinking back on my life, I feel that I was directed. It feels more like a calling than a vocation."