August 30, 2010

Diabetes Art Day 2010

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Welcome to the Diabetes Art Day 2010 online gallery! Diabetes Art Day, September 1, 2010, is an initiative to encourage the Diabetes Online Community to use art as a way of “telling a story” about life with diabetes. It’s a way for us to tell our stories to each other so we can connect and share. It’s a way to generate awareness for diabetes outside of the Diabetes Online Community by sharing art beyond the Diabetes Online Community on places like Facebook and Twitter. This is artwork that the Diabetes Online Community shared for Diabetes Art Day. At the bottom of the page, you will find links to blogs and websites where you can view more Diabetes Art Day artwork.

Thanks to all who participated in Diabetes Art Day 2010!

If you would like your Diabetes Art Day artwork included here, or you would like to submit a link of your Diabetes Art Day artwork, please email me at leeann at thebuttercompartment dot com.

'The One' by FatCatAnna

'The One' by FatCatAnna

“The One” by Fat Cat Anna, type 1, at Anna’s Blog

'Pump Me Up' by Erin Argueta

'Pump Me Up' by Erin Argueta

“Pump Me Up” by Erin, type 1

'hifive' by jessidehl

'hifive' by jessidehl

“Garlic (oh, delicious) Breaksticks” (Medium: glitter) by jessidehl, type 2

'hifive 2' by jessidehl

'hifive 2' by jessidehl

“Oh Crap!” (Medium: used lancets) by jessidehl, type 2

'NightLife' by CalPumper

'Night Life' by CalPumper

“Night Life” by CalPumper, type 1, at Randomly Capitalized. There’s also a poem to accompany her piece if you visit her site.

Collage by Lourdes, age 6, Argentina

Collage by Lourdes, age 6, Argentina

“Tengo Diabetes y Soy Feliz” (English translation: “I Have Diabetes and I’m Happy”) by Lourdes, age 6, Argentina, type 1 since July 2010

Single White Diabetic by Becca

Single White Diabetic by Becca

“SingleWhiteDiabetic” by Becca, type 1 since 2008, at Single White Diabetic

Isabel's picture - the 3 types of cookie that she can have at school snack time

Isabel's picture - the 3 types of cookie that she can have at school snack time

Isabel with her picture - oatcakes Ritz biscuits and gingerbread men

Isabel with her picture - oatcakes Ritz biscuits and gingerbread men

“Cookies” by Isabel, age 3, Singapore, type 1

From Isabel’s mom: “I told the teacher about [Diabetes Art Day] and she got the whole class involved; they all drew pictures of something that related to Isabel and her diabetes… Isabel’s picture shows the three types of cookie that she can have at school snack time. I send snacks in for her, as the standard school ones are quite sugary. She has either an oatcake spread with cream cheese, a wholegrain gingerbread man or Ritz biscuits with cheese. Interestingly, three of them chose to draw her cookies – I think the other children are quite fascinated by the fact that she has her own ‘special’ snacks! One child drew Isabel’s BG meter, Isabel’s best friend Charlotte drew Isabel with her BG meter and another child drew a box of apple juice (which she has when she’s low). Apparently they threw themselves into the project with great enthusiasm and thought it was a brilliant idea!”

'Reaching' by Stephanie

'Reaching' by Stephanie

“Reaching” by Stephanie, age 28, type 1 for 23 years, pumping for 2 weeks

Self-Portrait by Grace

Self-Portrait by Grace

Self-portrait by Grace, type 1

Pump by Abbey

Pump by Abbey

“Pump” by Abbey, type 1, at Not Too High, Not Too Low

Collage by Signe

Collage by Signe

Collage by Signe, type 1

'Time' by Shannon

'Time' by Shannon

“Time” by Shannon at Neurotic City

'Diabetski: by Shannon

'Diabetski: by Shannon

“Diabetski” by L. at We’re Learnding About Diabetski!

'D Family Tree' by Mike Durbin

'D Family Tree' by Mike Durbin

“Diabetes Family Tree” by Mike Durbin, type 2, at My Diabetic Heart

'D Police - Tough Love' by Mike Durbin

'D Police - Tough Love' by Mike Durbin

“D Police – Tough Love” by Mike Durbin, type 2, at My Diabetic Heart

'D Police - Rude' by Mike Durbin

'D Police - Rude' by Mike Durbin

“D Police – Rude” by Mike Durbin, type 2, at My Diabetic Heart

'SpongeBob Pump Pants' by Stacey & Joe

'SpongeBob Pump Pants' by Stacey & Joe

'SpongeBob Pump Pants' by Stacey & Joe

'SpongeBob Pump Pants' by Stacey & Joe

“SpongeBob Pump Pants” by Stacey, type 1, and her husband Joe at The Girl with the Portable Pancreas

'My Meter at 126' by Jack

'My Meter at 126' by Jack

“My Meter at 126″ by Jack, age 7, type 1 since age 4, at D Tales

'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' by AngelaC

'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' by AngelaC

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by AngelaC, type 1

Collage by Rachel Baumgartel

Collage by Rachel Baumgartel

Collage by Rachel Baumgartel, type 2, at Rachel’s Diabetes Tales

'Wherever I Am' by Amylia Grace

'Wherever I Am' by Amylia Grace

“Wherever I Am” by Amylia Grace, type 1, at Amylia Grace

'ALIVE' by Amylia Grace

'ALIVE' by Amylia Grace

“ALIVE” by Amylia Grace, type 1, at Amylia Grace

'See Me' by Amylia Grace

'See Me' by Amylia Grace

“See Me” by Amylia Grace, type 1, at Amylia Grace

'Diabetes' by Dana

'Diabetes' by Dana

“Diabetes” by Dana: “I may not be a terrific artist, but I created this as it speaks to me and how I feel about ME and this disease.”

Collage by Ashley

Collage by Ashley

Collage by Ashley

Collage by Ashley

Collage by Ashley, type 1, at Random Ramblings

'Diabetes Voodoo' by Karen Graffeo

'Diabetes Voodoo' by Karen Graffeo

“Diabetes VooDoo” by Karen Graffeo, type 1, at Bitter-Sweet

Collage by Jonah

Collage by Jonah

Collage by Jonah

Sculpture by Christopher at Don’t Fear Diabetes

'Syringe Cap Glucoaster' by Michael Hoskins

'Syringe Cap Glucoaster' by Michael Hoskins

“Syringe Cap Glucoaster” by Michael Hoskins, type 1 since 1984, at The Diabetic’s Corner Booth

'Daily Ramblings of a D-Mind' by Michael Hoskins

'Daily Ramblings of a D-Mind' by Michael Hoskins

“Daily Ramblings of a D-Mind” by Michael Hoskins, type 1 since 1984, at The Diabetic’s Corner Booth

'Don't Stop Believing' by Suzi

'Don't Stop Believing' by Suzi

“Don’t Stop Believing” by Suzi, wife of a type 1, at Laughter and Tears

Assemblage by Irene

Assemblage by Irene

Assemblage by Irene, mom to Madison Rose, type 1, at Mommy, What Is Diabetes?

Drawing by Scully

Drawing by Scully

Drawing by Scully, type 1, diagnosed at age 22, at Canadian D-Gal

Drawing by Coco

Drawing by Coco

Drawing by Coco, daughter of type 1, Kelly Close at diaTribe

Drawing by Coco

Drawing by Coco

Drawing by Coco, daughter of type 1, Kelly Close at diaTribe

'HOPE' by Ashley Rose

'HOPE' by Ashley Rose

“HOPE” by Ashley Rose, diagnosed with type 1 at age 25, at Tales of SWAGing

'Things I Wish We Could Live Without' by SugarMomma

'Things I Wish We Could Live Without' by SugarMomma

“Things I Wish We Could Live Without” by SugarMomma

'Little Reminder' by SugarMomma

'Little Reminder' by SugarMomma

“Little Reminder” by SugarMomma

'A Day in the Life' by SugarMomma

'A Day in the Life' by SugarMomma

“A Day in the Life” by SugarMomma

'Ode to the DOC' by Alexis and Synsyre

'Ode to the DOC' by Alexis and Synsyre

“Ode to the DOC” by Alexis and Synsyre, mom and younger brother of Justice, type 1, at Justice’s Misbehaving Pancreas

Drawing by Ana Morales

Drawing by Ana Morales

Drawing by Ana Morales, type 1, at The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes

'Glucoaster' by tmana

'Glucoaster' by tmana

“Glucoaster” by tmana, type 2

'Diabetes Fairy' by Jaimie H.

'Diabetes Fairy' by Jaimie H.

“Diabetes Fairy” by Jaimie H., type 1

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Check Out These Links to See More DIABETES ART DAY Action

A Consequence of Hypoglycemia

A Sweet Grace

Amylia Grace

Arnold and Me

Beta Buddies

Beyond Your Peripheral Vision

Bitter-Sweet

Canadian D Gal

Candy Hearts

D-Mom Blog

Diabetes Daily: Diabetes Art Day

D Tales

DiabetesMine

Diabetic Iz Me

dLife: Art of Diabetes

Don’t Fear Diabetes

Dorkabetic

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Low

Houston Family, We Have a Problem!!

I Am Your Pancreas

Jeff Mather’s Dispatches

Jenna’s Pet Monkey

Justice’s Misbehaving Pancreas

Katie’s Health Journey

La Dolce Vita

Laughter and Tears

Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates!

Loving Lyra

My Pump Gear

My Sweet Life

My Sweetest Boy

N=1, Overcoming Exercise Resistance

Natural Born Cyborg

Ninjabetic

Ninnifur

Our Diabetic Life

Random Ramblings

Rachel’s Diabetes Tales

Randomly Capitalized

Ride to Remedy

Sarahndipity

Scott’s Diabetes Journal

Scott’s Web Log

Sexy Diabetic

Six Until Me

Spawnlings

Strangely Diabetic

Sugar Bump

Sweet to the Soul

Tales of SWAGing

Texting My Pancreas

The Chocolate Cheerio

The D-Log Cabin

The Diabetic’s Corner Booth

The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes

The Poor Diabetic

The Princess and the Pump

The Sugar Kids Blog

The Superhero & the Princess

The We CARALot Blog

This Is Caleb

TuDiabetes: Express Your Diabetes

Typical Type 1

What Life Has Become

Your Diabetes May Vary

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34 Responses to “Diabetes Art Day 2010”

  1. Jessie says:

    All the art I’ve seen so far is so creative and I could sense a very emotional experience. Thank you for the great idea and for sharing.

  2. Denise says:

    This is fabulous! More art! Keep it coming!

  3. Rachel says:

    These are great!!! Thank you for posting them.

  4. amy says:

    As an art writer/reviewer and type 1 diabetic, these images are both beautiful to look at and filled with emotional depth! Kudos to all the artists, way to make something beautiful out of something ugly! Thank you :)

  5. [...] Art Day Jump to Comments Thanks to Lee Ann Thill of The Butter Compartment for creating Diabetes Art Day, meant to raise awareness about diabetes through art. Lee Ann has type 1 and is an art therapist [...]

  6. [...] See more Diabetes Art Day projects on The Butter Compartment. [...]

  7. Rachel says:

    YES! So glad to see the “turnout” for this day, Lee Ann.

  8. June S. says:

    This is SO much fun!!! (Gee, something related to the big “D” that’s fun?!!!
    Well, it’s about time!

  9. George says:

    WOW WOW WOW!! I LOVE ALL OF THEM! I love this so much.

  10. Hannah says:

    It’s probably tough keeping up with all the photos today, so here’s a link to my contribution!

    http://www.dorkabetic.com/2010/09/diabetes-art-day-2010.html

  11. June S. says:

    I posted a link to this page on my Facebook page. One of my friends (who is VERY fluent in Spanish) wrote the following comment:

    Great idea (and great collage). But they did Lourdes, age 6, a disservice translating her title as “I Have Diabetes.” She collaged “Tengo Diabetes y Soy Feliz” (“I have diabetes and I’m happy”) and I think that “happy” is very important here. The kids are great. Thanks for sharing this project.

  12. val says:

    These were great! Thanks so much for thinking this up. The idea for mine popped into my head as I read your first post about d-art day. It was great to see what else other people came up with.

  13. [...] Ann is putting a page together of all the art she has received via email or comment. Check out the submissions! Amazingly [...]

  14. deanusa says:

    im blown away!!what fantastic art everywhere!thanks each and everyone of you

  15. Lydia Oppen says:

    First off, love the blog name! I am amazed by the creativity on this blog.Thanks for posting!

  16. Gabriel says:

    Hi, i am Lourdes’s father, there was an error about the info because she has diabetes type 1 since july 30th 2010 and not 2009. only 1 month ago.. thanks for all and specially thanks to Lee ann for letus be part of this.
    Bye! Kisses!

  17. Kerry Cracknell says:

    These are SO wonderful! Such inspiration and thought and love has gone into these. I’m so proud seeing Isabel’s picture up there too :)

    Thank you Lee Ann for bringing us together like this – it’s so awesome to see one of the positive aspects of diabetes.

    Kerry xxx

  18. The creativity is flowing in all these pieces.
    Mine is at http://thepoordiabetic.com/random-diabetes/
    Thanks Lee Ann for this project, it was an artistic vision on its own.

  19. kelly close says:

    Thank you so much for all the fabulous art here! this was from my five year old daughter – we sent it yesterday but I know Lee Ann is busy so we also put it at this site, you can see it a tiny bit! http://www.diatribe.us/home_new.php

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Really enjoyed this – I think Diabetes Art Day deserves some national press – perfect for the Today Show or a morning program, and I bet the producers would consider showing some of the art next year with advance warning… just a thought.
    Thanks for putting it altogether on one page! Superb!
    Elizabeth/diabetes 24-7

  21. [...] cap off this week of copious diabetes creativity, I am presenting a few favorites from the “Most-Creative” category in the 2010 DiabetesMine [...]

  22. Lyrehca says:

    Have been too swamped this week to catch this the day it debuted, so I’m just checking stuff out now. Congrats, Lee Ann, on making this such a success!

  23. [...] Lee Ann's blog, The Butter Compartment, for more details on Diabetes Art Day and to view some of the submissions! And if you're looking [...]

  24. [...] was reinspired to use the vials on Diabetes Art Day when Laurel at Spawnlings.com put the vials on a string of lights as [...]

  25. [...] diabetes in so many beautiful and powerful ways. I encourage you to check out the pieces on the Diabetes Art Day Online Gallery and read Lee Ann’s final thoughts about the [...]

  26. Irene says:

    What an AMAZING thing you have created;
    a whole lot of postive, out of a bunch of negative. THANK you sooo much!!!! :~)

  27. Jim says:

    GREAT Stuff… So expressive of how we live our lives and many are SO inspirational. We need this outlet and way to express ourselves. Thank You all who contributed they are all beautiful as each of us is as well!!!

  28. [...] Ann Thill of The Butter Compartment: Diabetes Art Day (I really, really wanted to comment of everyone’s art pieces, but it was difficult to keep [...]

  29. [...] art. Lee Ann is a board certified art therapist and founder of Diabetes Art Day. She also has been type 1 since ‘78. Bring some diabetes supplies and express your feelings about [...]

  30. [...] usual, push yourself to express them in a different way today.  Make a vlog.  Create a piece of D-Art.  Write a poem.  Draw a cartoon.  Post a collage.  Anything goes – as long as it is [...]

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