Diabetes Art Day

By Ana Morales
By Ana Morales

 

Diabetes Art Day is today, September 1st, 2010.  It was put together just weeks ago by artist therapist and diabetes blogger Lee Ann Thill.  It is a way to create some excitement in the Diabetes Community and also attract attention towards our cause.  The more attention we get, the more help we’ll receive.  I am happy to play a small part in this :)

I thought it was fitting that my artist sister and fellow type 1 diabetic, Ana Morales, showcase something on The Girl’s Guide today.

About this piece, Ana says “I made this piece on one of those days when I felt a little upset about having diabetes and like it was holding me back from doing what I want. Doing something I love (painting and drawing) based on something so personal and often hard to deal with helped me overcome those bad feelings. I wanted to express that we diabetics aren’t alone when we feel afraid and sad about our situation. During those times we have to remember to remain positive and work hard to stay in control.”

Well said, sistah!  If you want to see more of her art you can visit her art website:  More Art Please

And to see more diabetes art you can check out Diabetes Art Day 2010

5 thoughts on “Diabetes Art Day

  1. Lee Ann Thill

    I totally love your drawing, Ana! Is it oil pastel with watercolor? It really conveys a lot of mixed emotions with the use of color – the blood red line and dark area in the corner with the yellow “halo” around the hand. When I look at the hand, I feel like its gesture also depicts uncertainty, much like someone who is trepid, yet hopeful and looking forward.

    What’s also really neat to me is that there had been a couple of other drawings of hands with blood for Diabetes Art Day, but they’re all so different, not just in style and medium, but also in the emotions they convey. It’s been very cool to see that.

    Thank you so much for adding your beautiful drawing to Diabetes Art Day, for and helping to make it a true community effort and such a success for the DOC :)

  2. Ana Morales

    thanks guys! the materials I used were india ink, chalk pastels, and watercolors. I was really happy to participate! :]

  3. Oscar

    Wow it sure is one heck of a work of art! I really was looking forward on this and taking part in the cause. God bless to all those who’ve joined and behind it!

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