Collage of D-Art Day Logo and a shot of Lee Ann
I want to spread the word about Diabetes Art Day (September 1), a very fun idea by a super special person.
Lee Ann Thill is an art therapist and a person living with diabetes.  Lee Ann is a wonderful person, and I’m blessed to know her.  I hope that you’ll find some way to participate – even if it is just stick figures on a post-it note.

From her post:

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. I’m sure most of you don’t consider yourselves artists, but I think that you are, and just haven’t discovered it yet. Then, once your masterpiece is complete, post it on September 1st. If you want to get your family involved, maybe each of you can create something, or you can even do a group art project. The possibilities are endless if you use your imagination!

  • deanusa

    im in.i expect a ton of folks to do this.
    come on people!! lets hear it!!
    i cant draw a straight line with a ruler but lee ann
    said i can be a artist for a day. lol
    what a cool idea!!

  • http://www.thebuttercompartment.com/ Lee Ann Thill

    I can’t stop laughing that you used THAT photo of me! And deanusa is right – he can be an artist for a day, and so can everyone here in the DOC! Thanks for posting about it Scott :)

  • http://www.thebuttercompartment.com/ Lee Ann Thill

    I do love that illustration of yours, and I laughed that you included that hilarious picture of me :)
    deanusa is right – he can be an artist for a day, and everyone else can do it too. Can’t wait to see the DOC become a virtual art gallery!

  • http://www.candyheartsblog.com/ Wendy

    I’m really looking forward to this :)

  • kathy merkel

    where is diabetes art day going to be
    loss my job of 15 years to diabetes

  • http://www.diabetesdaily.com/baumgartel Rachel

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • http://www.diabetesdaily.com/johnson/ Scott K. Johnson

    Thanks everyone!
    - Kathy, I’m so sorry to hear about your job loss. That’s always tough, but especially so when it is because of diabetes.
    The diabetes art day is everywhere, all over the internet. Take a look at Lee Ann’s blog for more details. http://www.thebuttercompartment.com/

  • http://theconsciousdiabetic.blogspot.com Ophir

    love, Love, LOVE the idea!!!!!!!

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