If you are my age, you totally have the theme song running through your head right now.
Diabetes Art Day is February 4, 2013 this year so it’s time to start thinking about your project. I am excited because this year there is a separate children’s gallery that will have artwork created by children for children. That’s exciting in my opinion because I am all for free expression, but I don’t necessarily want to expose my young child to adult themes, as real as they may be.
Unfortunately the huge pile of test strips that I was collecting was, ahem, thrown away.
From the Diabetes Art Day website:
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.