Sentimental Diabetic Drivel... Documenting life of a T1 athlete
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Diabetes Art Day
Okay, so sometimes I can be an art nerd. I took extra-curricular art classes all through my childhood and participated in a handful of art shows both through school and otherwise. I do so love expressing myself with doodles and paintings. I have wandered pretty far from my roots over the years of distractions of responsible adult-hood so Lee Ann's idea for Diabetes Art Day was exciting. It quickly trickled across the diabetes blogosphere and soon enough everybody was writing about it. These communal blog ideas give me a big smile. I love how they spread like a really fun virus. What I like even more is participating in it. It just brings the whole wide DOC together in a strange cyber-communicative way. So Lee Ann's idea is simple and cute: make some diabetes related art and post it. Lee Ann is an Art Therapist who specializes in treating people with diabetes. I have always had an interest in art as therapy from the professional sense. Though I don't take it upon myself to participate in art projects for therapy on a regular basis, I have always known the benefits when I do.
So I procrastinated (bad Scully!) and here I am the last day of August trying to nail down the ideas floating around in my brain. There were so many ideas that I found it hard to choose. Although, because I'm a lazy procrastinator I couldn't bring myself to break out the paints and canvases in time so I opted for a drawing. Its simple and not too complicated. I wanted it to resemble diabetes of course and maybe express how I feel. I will be the first to admit I can't think of a single happy thought or art idea related to diabetes. Maybe it's just me but I don't find it inspiring in that way. When I really concentrate on it, it brings me down and suffocates me. So no, this is not a fruity "Way To Go Cure" piece of work, this is my dark self, my true self. Then again, maybe this is reason enough to try and think of something good about it.