Recently, Redditor devgal took a four-and-a-half-week trip across Europe. Like many young travelers, she documented her holiday through snaps that show her smiling in front of major monuments and tried-and-true tourist attractions. Unlike other sightseers, however, devgal’s photos feature a unique prop: a “chalkboard leg.”
According to a past post on Reddit, when devgal was a child, a congenital bone disease rendered her right foot useless. So, at the young age of 4, it was amputated, and she’s since relied on a prosthetic leg to get around. Though this condition has at times made mobility difficult, she has made the most of the situation, as evident in her latest creative project. For her big trip, she decided to spray paint her artificial limb, transforming it into a chalkboard and unexpectedly making it the perfect photo accompaniment.
Using different colored chalk, devgal wrote the names of the cities and sites she visited. In each location, she would pose for a picture with her prosthetic prominently in view, turning it into a clever and creative way to caption her photos. In most pictures, the “chalkboard leg” is attached to her body. In some, however, like her snaps from Brussels and Munich, she proudly holds it up. And, in a particularly funny photograph taken in a Dublin pub, some new friends present it to the camera as she sips her pint.
Devgal shared the now-viral series on Reddit. In addition to showcasing her unique take on chalkboard art, she’s also used the post to answer users’ questions and share travel tips. Check out the original post to see the series and learn more about devgal’s inspiring and imaginative project.
During a trip to Europe, Reddit user devgal put a unique twist on chalkboard art when she transformed her prosthetic leg into a creative and colorful “chalkboard leg.”