This is pretty incredible: Edwyn Collins (of Orange Juice), who had a stroke back in 2005, drew illustrations of birds as part of his recovery process:
Then I drew my first bird, a widgeon. It's quite crude, but I was pleased with the result. Each day I drew at least one bird. I was tired back then, but my stamina has grown. I could see my progress with each bird. Up, up, up. It's encouraging. The thing is, it's not just about switching to my left hand; my brain isn't the same as it was. Until recently, I only liked to use cheap notebook paper. Pencil drawings only. Everyone is telling me to use colour, but all in good time. I need to perfect my technique. I'm a creature of habit. But I'm now using posher cartridge paper. It changes your style.
Three years after his stroke, Orange Juice will be reuniting for a show, and Collins will perform on stage. (via Idolator)