Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Diabetes Art Day!!!

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Big hugs, thanks, and appreciation to Lee Ann Thill of The Butter Compartment and Drawabetes for creating such an amazing day for all of us to express ourselves. I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with!!



17 comments:

  1. *sniff sniff*

    I saw the O and for some reason it made me tear up. I Love it, Ashley. LOVE IT!

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  2. Love this! The "O" is my favorite part, too. Great idea.

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  3. Thanks so much everyone. I'm glad you all enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed making it even though the d-supplies have a tendency of trying to roll away while being glued lol.

    Crystal and Kim - I'm glad you both appreciated my "O" - I was afraid it ended up looking too much like the Fruit of the Loom grape guy :)

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  4. Simple Hope! Very simple, but so incredibly true and artistic in whatever way we embody that hope every single day. Thanks for sharing, Ashley! Awesome!

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  5. Wait, that's not the grape guy? Hope is awesome!

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  6. haha, Scott. I swear, without the other letters around it, it does look rather grape-like. The whole time I was making it I had those commercials running through my head.

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  7. #1 - it does NOT look like a 3rd grader did it

    #2 - it's AWEsome! :)

    Love you tons! ...Thanks for listening to all my crazy texts <3

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  8. I love this. Hope is something I seem to have given up after 30+ years with diabetes. Thank you for reminding me to never lose that hope . . .

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  9. Love you too, hun. I'm always always here to listen to whatever kinds of texts you send me. Thanks for dealing with all my recent g-chat ranting <3

    Karen - it means so much to me to see you say that. I had no idea that something created from my point of view of only being dx'd 2 years ago could actually touch people who know the d-life far better than I do.

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  10. This is beautiful! It's simple, but there's still so much to it which I just love! And is that glitter or sparkly something or other in the corners?

    I'm kind of in the same frame of mind as Karen, at least regarding hope for a cure. I mean, I figure there will be one eventually, but I don't expect to see it. Still, for what it's worth, I'm hopeful that I can live for years with diabetes without having major issues. And, I don't mean it to sound morbid, but even if I do have problems, I have so much support from my friends in the DOC, and so much love in my life from my family that I'm hopeful I will make the best of whatever might happen - much like I like to think I've done with diabetes.

    Thanks for participating in Diabetes Art Day, and thank you for a beautiful piece of art :)

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  11. Thanks so much Lee Ann for creating this amazing day. I didn't think it was possible as the DOC is already such a close group, but I feel that it made us even closer.

    I posted this without any explanation because I know that hope is a huge word within our community. It means different things to different people on different days and I didn't want my thoughts to impact others' interpretation of it.

    For me, it's about the hope that I will continue to live the best diabetes life I can for many years to come. It's also about the hope that when complications do arise, science and research will continue to provide us with the tools to detect and treat these problems early. Of course, it's also about the hope that the DOC will continue to grow and thrive and everyone who needs and wants its support will find it.

    Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for this day.

    P.S. that's definitely glitter in the corners. They needed some sass :)

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  12. I love this too! The "O" makes me think of a beautiful rose full of petals. :-)

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  13. Maybe that's what I was doing subconsciously, Scott! An homage to my middle name!! Looking at it now I can definitely see the resemblance and I'd rather have a rose than a singing bunch of grapes lol.

    Glad you like it :)

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