September 1st is Diabetes Art Day, 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.
Let your creative spirit soar!
[Above text taken directly from the Diabetes Art Day Website]
For Diabetes Art Day I submitted a picture I had taken of my supply kit that I keep in my den. I changed it to all black and white with a color-pop of pink - my pink meter. I also have a blue meter, which is not in the picture, but if it had been I would have tried doing a double color-pop. Here is my submitted image: