Diabetes art day 2012
Today is the official diabetes art day and no one can tell you more about this wonderful event than the creator Lee Ann Thill of the buttercompartment diabetes blog.
In her own words
Diabetes Art Day is a web-based initiative for the Diabetes Online Community to “tell a story” about life with diabetes though creative visual expression. It’s a way for us to tell our stories so we can connect and share with each other and with our loved ones. It’s a way to generate diabetes awareness outside of the DOC by sharing artwork on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and community websites. Diabetes Art Day is for people young and old with any type of diabetes and their families, so children, spouses, parents, siblings, or anyone who is affected by diabetes can participate. For this one day, you’re encouraged to break out of your linguistic comfort zone, bust out some art materials, and make a piece of artwork – painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, an installation piece, a mixed media something or other, or whatever you can imagine. Whether you have lots of experience making art or none at all, Diabetes Art Day is for you to show the world what it’s like to live with diabetes in that “a picture is worth 1000 words” kind of way.
Diabetes Art Day 2012 is September 24.
My contribution to this wonderful event is actually not mine but my Nephew DJ who is 3 years old and while I was watching him and not paying too much attention, I was talking to someone on the phone as well about diabetes. I guess he must have picked out the D and color blue from my conversation because on his Ipad coloring app he was playing with I noticed this pic.