Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Diabetes Art Day!

 
The Piece: Take Me Away, By Kim

The Medium: A blank page from an old sketch book (it's got to be at least 10 years old), and automatic pencil. My old art supplies must still be at my parents' house.

The Message: I rely heavily on my robot parts (my insulin pump, and Jim the Dexcom CGM) to save me on a daily basis. By working together, those two have helped me lower my A1C from the mid-8's to 6.5, which hopefully saves me from that scary dude on the left (that villian, Complications). Jim leads the way, as you'll notice that his finger points in an even-farther-away direction from Complications. He also has a sweet downward-arrow hairdo. All the kids are doing it!
The Idea's Origin: Lee Ann Thill of The Butter Compartment proclaimed that September 1st, 2010 is the first annual Diabetes Art Day. I'm looking forward to browsing around the DOC today to see what everyone came up with! :)

12 comments:

  1. Agreed! Take us all away!!!! :-) Love it!!

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  2. Awesome!!! Take me a way:) the things we depend on to help us live a healthy d life

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  3. i love the little complication guy's scrunchy hands...grrr... great!

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  4. HA HA! Love it! Mr. Complication... Love how that fool is left on the ground, pinned by the sign post and all frazzled as the robot parts help you sail away! Simply a great sketch (10 years ago, and now!) Thanks for sharing it!

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  5. Thanks all! I should have specified - the paper is 10 years old; the sketch was made last night. :)

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  6. I LOVE IT!!!!!

    I imagine a bunch of people floating around, holding onto pump tubing as if they were balloons....ahhhhh....

    :)

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  7. I love this!!! Good bye, scary complication dude!!

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  8. What a cool drawing! As a collector of old sketchbooks, some full, some not so much, I have to give a thumbs up to dusting off one as a means of making art for Diabetes Art Day. In my house we're big into superheroes and villains, thanks to the husband who pretty much learned to read thanks to comic books, so I really dig the concept. It's very clever!

    Thank you so much for participating in Diabetes Art Day, and making do with an automatic pencil in lieu of your art supplies... true dedication to the cause!

    P.S. I love the name of your blog :)

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  9. I love it! The monster looks like a rogue tooth to me, which is sort of fitting as food can be so flocking evil to us sometimes.

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  10. WOW!! i really don't know about this.i mane I heard about Diabetes Art Day first time.
    But its really good thing that some peoples are celebrating such a type of day!!
    All the BEST!!

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