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Armless Artist’s Incredible Paintings 2018-04-0729845

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Forty-two-year-old Swapna Augustine was born without arms, but has found acclaim as an artist, painting impressive pictures with her feet.
现年42岁的Swapna Augustine在出生时就没有手臂,但是她用脚画出了令人印象深刻的画作,并成为了一名饱受赞誉的艺术家。
She has exhibited and sold her work in India and abroad, and has won a number of accolades,
她的作品在印度和国外展出并销售,获得了许多荣誉,
most recently an Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers Award in 2015.
最近的一项是在2015年获得的Aadhi Aabadi女性成就奖。
Before Swapna was born, her father Augustine dreamt that
在Swapna出生前,她的父亲Augustine做了一个梦,
his wife Sophie would give birth to a baby without arms who would go on to bring glory to the family’s name.
他梦见他的妻子Sophie会生下一个无臂婴孩,而这个孩子将会给家族带来荣耀。
When she was born three months later, her parents named her Swapna, which means “dream” in their native tongue Malayalam.
三个月后,她出生了。她的父母给她取名为Swapna,这在他们的传统语言Malayalam中,是“梦”的意思。
Even as a child, Swapna was fiercely independent,
在她还是个小孩子的时候,Swapna就非常独立。
and aged 4 she started kindergarten and soon learnt to write the alphabet in sand using her feet.
四岁时,她开始上幼儿园,并且很快开始用脚在沙地上学习书写字母。
She continued her education, and after graduating from St Joseph’s College for Women in Kerala,
她继续她的学业,从喀拉拉邦的圣约瑟夫女子学院毕业后,
joined the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association, an international society for disabled artists.
她加入了口腔和足部绘画艺术家协会,这是一个国际残疾艺术家协会。
She trained with an art teacher for 2 years,
她和一位美术老师一起接受了两年的训练。
and now Swapna regularly takes part in artistic workshops with physically disabled students when she is not producing her own paintings.
现在,Swapna在不画画的时候,常和身体残疾的学生一起参加艺术研讨班。
Over the next few years, Swapna aims to create an autobiographical painting, telling her inspiring life story.
未来数年,Swapna计划创作一幅自传体绘画,讲述她的励志人生。

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What does "Swapna" mean in Malayalam?
A  Dream
B  Happy
C  Family
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