I’ve been in kind of a dark place lately - mostly where diabetes is concerned but kind of just in general too. But I knew I didn’t want my 5th Annual Diabetes Art Day contribution to be too depressing. So I decided not to go with my first #DArtDay vision, which was a drawing of me, very very small and alone surrounded by darkness and blood droplets. I just didn’t want to put something that dark out there. This is a great testament of how Diabetes Art Day definitely helps to pull me out of the darkness a bit.
Instead, I thought about how diabetes can just feel like a big monster. My monster didn’t come out looking quite as fierce as it really feels, but that’s more due the constraints of my art skills.
In a gross confession, I will admit that I inadvertently jabbed my thumb with one of the lancets, so I used my own blood for the red shading of my monster’s eyes. #gross
It’s not too late to create your own diabetes art and add it to the 2014 Gallery. You can get all the details, including this year's special dedication to a beloved member of the community who the DOC lost over the weekend, on the Diabetes Art Day 2014 page.