Art is Fun.

Based on the suggestion of my husband, I think this blog is in need of a more positive topic. I apologize if my last several posts have been sort of “downers”.

So on that note, I don’t know about you but I cannot believe that summer is almost over.  Not that I have any real summer-ry activities going on but to think that fall is almost here, school will be back in session and the days will become shorter.  Summer just flew by!  And with a new month just two weeks away, I want to remind everyone that this coming Thursday, September 1st is Diabetes Art Day. If you haven’t heard about it it’s a day started by my friend Lee Ann.  She is an art therapist and does absolutely wonderful things with diabetes related art projects.  From Lee Ann’s site: “Participation is easy. All you have to do is make a piece of art that reflects something about your life with diabetes to share on September 1st. Last year, the submissions were as varied as they could be with participants using everything from traditional art materials like paint and pastels, to digital media like photography and stop-motion animation, to kinetic sculpture, Play-Doh, lots of diabetes supplies, and even cake decorating, and embroidery. On September 1st, upload an image of your work here on the official Diabetes Art Day website. You can use the ‘Description’ text box to add your name, the title of your work, materials used, and your connection to diabetes. If you have a blog, post your work there. You can use Facebook and Twitter (hashtag: #DArtDay) to share your work. You can also share your work on any of the diabetes social networking sites like Diabetes Daily, dLife, and TuDiabetes. Some people like to provide a narrative about what their artwork is about, what it was like to create it, or how the results compare to their initial intention… or, if you prefer, you can let the art speak for itself.”

I am not the most creative person on this planet so I’m going to need the next 2 weeks to put my thinking cap on 😉  But you should put yours on too and join in the fun on September 1st!

4 thoughts on “Art is Fun.

  1. Just so you know, I didn’t consider any of your past posts as “downers”, they are reality. The first 15 years of me being diabetic were in denial…doctors kept telling me, “you heal so well for a diabetic, by looking at your retinas, you can’t tell you’re diabetic”, etc., so I figured no big deal. I got this. But now that I’m a nurse and see what REALLY happens to diabetics, I’ve changed. It could happen to any of us. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. 🙂 I’ll have to see if I can come up with something semi artistic. Wonder if there is a recipe that uses glucose tabs/gel? Eeeewyuck 🙂

  2. Stacey!!! Thank you so much for posting about Diabetes Art Day, and spreading the word! I *really* appreciate it! For the record, I thought your take on Sponge Bob Squarepants last year was brilliant, and wonderfully executed, and I really look forward to whatever you decide to do this year 🙂

    Regarding being a “downer”, I know you’ve had a lot going on, so it’s good that you’ve been able to express it. Love you!!!

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