Saturday, May 18, 2013
You can find more Diabetes Art posts on the Saturday 5/18 Link List.
This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!
I’ve always loved Diabetes Art Day. It has challenged me and helped me create things I never could have dreamed I’d come up with. So today, I thought I’d put a bit of a spin on our topic and take a look back at the Diabetes Art I’ve created.
The first year I made a Human Voodoo Doll that eventually became a book cover. (That’s probably the coolest thing I’ll ever do in my life!!)
The second year I made a necklace. I’m certainly no jewelry designer, but I’m still pretty proud of it.
The third year I decided to knit myself a new pancreas. Unfortunately, it worked about as well as my real pancreas.
And this year, I channeled the good and the bad of diabetes.
But I think my favorite piece of “diabetes art” - the one that makes me smile the most - is the collage I made of my DOC friends. It used to contain everyone I’ve met in real life, but I’m fortunate enough to keep meeting more and more on-line friends, so one day I’m going to need to add some of my latest pictures to it!