Lee Ann of The Butter Compartment created this super fun idea! Here's what she has to say... "I am initiating the very first official Diabetes Art Day. 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."
Well.... Count us in!
I decided to let Sweetpea have free reign over this project. After all, SHE is the one with diabetes. Diabetes resides in HER body. So this art work is 100%, totally, completely HER idea. (For those of you other Type A personalities out there, you know that this lack of control on my part is a BIG DEAL!)
She asked to paint while hanging out in my classroom after school the other day. She favors abstract paintings. She rarely likes to actually paint "something". She prefers to paint with lots of colors in pure abstraction.
Then, after her painting was dry, I gave her a bag of test strips. I emptied out the little piggy bank that I put used test strips into when checking her bg at night. (What? What do YOU put in YOUR piggy bank? Money?!?)
She didn't bat an eye. To her, old test strips were just as good as any other art supply. She grabbed the white glue and went to town! I guess that just goes to show that, at least to Sweetpea, diabetes and diabetes supplies are just a normal, everyday part of life.
So... without further ado....
Here are Sweetpea's pieces of art for Diabetes Art Day 2010!
Personally, I am most touched the art of photographs. So I made my own piece of "art" in honor of Diabetes Art Day.
I know bloggers all over the DOC are participating today! Stop by and check out their art!
A Sweet Grace
What Life Has Become
* I apologize if I missed anyone! Let me know and I'll add you to my list!
** I know the musical accompaniment was a stretch today! There is just no good songs out there to go with art! So... "Draw the Line" by Aerosmith was as close as I could get. It kinda fits... and I like the song! Enjoy!