As you may know, today is the inaugural Diabetes Art Day. Inspired by the great Lee Ann Thill, who is a fellow DOC member who is an art therapist and hosts The Butter Compartment. You can read her posts on D-Art Day over there if you're not familiar with what it's all about, but basically participants are creating our own diabetes-inspired works of art using whatever materials we may choose. Our masterpieces are being posted all across the online community, whether it be a on a blog, Facebook, Twitter, or social media network like TuDiabetes.
Anyhow, Suzi and I had some fun making our creations in recent days and it turns out they all have one theme in common - the Kitchen! Just happened to work out that way! So, without further delay, you can find our contributions below:
Daily Ramblings of a D-Mind:
The Chore Chart on our fridge became the centerpiece of this 1st piece of artwork... My D-Mind ramblings combining with the magnetic words from my college days to create: Fridge Word Art.
In case you can't read them, the words are:
(top left to right and around toward the bottom)
Life With D
Blows. Never Easy, Mind Job, No Break
Food 101, Skip Pizza, Give Shot, Always Test.
Horrible High. Fail. I would like a vacation.
Understand.We need more money for research.
(And that's ME!)
Syringe Cap Glucoaster
(How my BGs read on any given MDI day)
A D-Wife's Birthday Cake for A Cure
Suzi's birthday was Tuesday, Aug. 31. So, we combined some of her awesomely homemade birthday cake with a decoration theme for D-Art Day. Here's her contributions, as the Wife of a Type 1 Diabetic.
First, some theme music:
First, some theme music:
Journey Song, Don't Stop Believin'. (you know, in a cure!)
My favorite part of the song: "Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit...! (Actually, I'm a city boy, born and raised in north Detroit!)
Anyhow, Suzi's yummy artistic creation not only shows us hope that we can live without BG testing that comes with the D, but that we can't stop believing in a cure that will stop the constant BG testing that comes with Living With Diabetes. Plus, this great banana cream cake takes AWESOME! By far, my favorite of the D-Art Day projects in our household! I've realized that her creation, in so many ways, is so incredibly better to look at and enjoy than both of mine. Hey. She IS my better half, indeed! Make sure to check out her writeup on the Cake for a Cure & Birthday Adventure over at her blog, Laughter & Tears. Make sure to send her some love, too!
So, there you have it. Our Diabetes Art Day creations! Hope you enjoyed them, and I'll look forward to seeing all the other great artworks scattered across the Diabetes Online Community! Thanks for doing this, Lee Ann!