September 2010 - Vol 130 No 9

"Princess Sleeves" by Nina Beaty (mixed media). Inspired by a nineyear-old girl with epidermolysis bullosa who loved drawing princesses in pink ball gowns and fairy-tale castles, these fanciful "princess sleeves" are made of the stretchy cotton tubing "J" had to wear to protect her fragile skin, thereby transforming what was a medical necessity into a fashion accessory.
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