Artist uses her feet and mouth to paint

Artist uses her feet and mouth to paint

Meet Alana Tillman ... A 33-year-old California painter born without the use of her hands and arms.

But her creativity and determination more than make up for it.

Born with a rare disease known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita that left her unable to move many of her joints, she picked up a paintbrush anyway ... with her mouth.

Tillman's been following her dreams as a painter since she was 5 years old. Her subjects span from animals to landscapes, and she often draws her inspiration from food and nature. Tillman says her membership with the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists changed her life with its emotional and financial support.

The group supplies her -- and other artists with similar disabilities -- with canvases, brushes and other painting materials for free.

Oh and get this, she uses her unique skill to do everyday tasks like pouring herself a drink, or even applying makeup.

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