Better Late Than Never: Tomorrow is Diabetes Art Day!

Sorry it never occurred to me to post anything about this until NOW, but in case anyone wants to do an art project really quickly...  Lee Ann Thill from The Butter Compartment (a diabetes blog), who is also an art therapist by trade, has designated September 1st as Diabetes Art Day!  From her website:

If you would like to participate, between now and September 1st, I’m asking you 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. I’m sure most of you don’t consider yourselves artists, but I think that you are, and just haven’t discovered it yet. Then, once your masterpiece is complete, post it on September 1st. If you want to get your family involved, maybe each of you can create something, or you can even do a group art project. The possibilities are endless if you use your imagination!

When September 1st comes around, if you want to say something about it – what it was like to make it, if it turned out the way you expected, what it means to you – then go for it, but if you just want to post a picture of it, and let it speak for itself, the magic of art is that words are optional. If you don’t have a blog, and still want to participate, post it on one of the diabetes online communities.

Diabetes online communities... that's us, Juvenation!!  Post a blog about it, upload the picture to your profile, whatever you want to do.  I'm working on my project right now, and will be posting it to both my website (Texting My Pancreas) and Juvenation sometime tomorrow.

I'd love to see what everyone comes up with. 

yay it art day.

collage of used syringes? sounds awesome

Hi All!  I've found a ton of art from Diabetes Art Day, but I don't want to miss any, so if you know of any, either here on Juvenation or elsewhere, I'd very much appreciate being pointed in the right direction :)



Lee Ann