Did you know that the cover of my book was inspired by Diabetes Art Day? It’s true.
Karen Graffeo, my friend who writes Bitter-Sweet, made a piece of diabetes art for the 2010 event. We asked her to create a similar piece with a more child-like appearance for the book cover.
I love the juxtaposition of the playful Play-Doh and the girl’s rosy Smarties cheeks and half smile with the harsh reality of the diabetes supplies that keep our children alive.
My friend Lee Ann Thill (I have such great friends!) was recently awarded a Diabetes Hands Foundation Seeds Grant which will enable her to make Diabetes Art Day even more fabulous in future years. Lee Ann is also the founder of the annual World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange.
This year Diabetes Art Day falls on September 24, 2012. So grab that paper, crayons, markers, glitter glue, modeling clay, and diabetes supplies and make some great art!
Here are a couple of pieces that Q and I did last year. I wonder what will inspire us this time around.
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