{Diabetes Art Day} Time To Get Creative

by Leighann on September 4, 2012

Kids First Diabetes Second BookDid 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.

Diabetes Art Day

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.

Diabetes CampShe Can Eat That Cupcake

 

Further Reading

More posts about Diabetes Art Day

Kids First, Diabetes Second Book

Diabetes Art Day Website

Diabetes Art Day 2012 Gallery

World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange

Bitter-Sweet Blog

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1 Karen September 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I always love Diabetes Art Day, and having my doll end up on a book cover could not have made me happier. I really love how they designed the whole thing and I’m so glad to have been able to contribute a part!

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2 Leighann September 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Can’t wait to see what you create this year, Karen!

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