This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!
I've always taken part every year in the Diabetes Art Day that Lee Ann Thill who blogs at The Butter Compartment is the brains behind - and we are her pupils I feel sometimes - as we learn to express ourselves in this yearly event. Except I was on a 3-week holiday when it was held in February - so I missed out on it this year - boo! hoo!. It's almost like being a kid again when I've taken part in that event it's great to see some of the other great creations that are done. It's like SOOOO amazing!!!
When I'm not taking part in events like that - one of my favourite ways of expressing myself - is to create clothing with material that you wouldn't otherwise see in the big box store. I'd hoped last week - in order to take a picture of it completed - I was all set to make this simple dress (my fav thing to wear tends to be lose - complete with pockets to stuff an insulin pump into - complete with little hole in the side seam for the tubing). The material I have is a beautiful blue with splatterings of purple/turquoise (the picture below just doesn't do it justice). Except, it's a type of material that I've never worked with - very light and silky. So, putting in pockets maybe out - so much thinking is having to go into this project - along with deciding if the inside of the fabric will look better on the outside than on the inside of the dress (now you see what high fashion designers go thru' when they're presented with their material choices - decisions - decisions).
Oh the artist in me sometimes makes me scream - as I want PURRFECTION. For some of you who don't create your own clothing - you're probably saying ... ahhhh just go to a store and buy it ready made! Well, for me, a fasionista in her mind - I like to have some things that just can't be found made enmass!
On top of my being slow to not get started is if the weather EVER gets warmer (officially here in Canada - this is Victoria Day Weekend or Stompin' Tom Weekend and the beginning of planting and warmer weather). So far, we've had some cool days - even with snow flurries in May!! I mean, come on, I want to get out of my winter woolies NOW!!!
|Winter Woolies - how to look in style in Canada|
Now off to start deciding on what pattern to use ....