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A test drawing

Decided to try my hand at drawing again late last night. It’s been years since I’ve done so. Diabetes and BG testing were on my mind, so this is what ended up on the paper. And that 188 mg/dl reading on the meter? That’s a real number from around 3:00 a.m. this morning.

Drawing test or test drawing?

Part of the motivation behind my drawing last night was the fact that Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival is starting this weekend, and every year they host a chalk walk event, during which artists from all over the area gather downtown and draw pictures on the streets and sidewalks using various types of chalks. At the end, the pictures are judged, and prizes are awarded.  It’s a pretty cool event, and I’ve seen some great works of art there.

I got to thinking about the event, and what I would attempt to draw if I entered the contest.  Would I draw something whimsical and fictitious, or would I draw something more realistic and make a statement.  The more I thought about it, the more I was drawn to the later option.

What a great opportunity it would be to inject a little diabetes awareness into an event where it would be completely unexpected, and provide a little food for thought for those in attendance.  It’d be a great opportunity for promoting the diabetic online community, too.  I have another drawing in mind for that. 🙂

I guess I’m just looking at the big picture here (no pun intended), and trying to see what I might be able to do to expand awareness in my area.  This event would certainly be one way; maybe not this year, given the time frame, but certainly in the future.  Then again, who says it has to be this event, or even in my area.

Maybe my drawings could be transferred to t-shirts, posters, hats, etc… that could be sold to raise money for diabetes research.  Surely someone would buy one of those things.  Well, I can hope so, anyway.

And, you never know what you can do until you try.

Mike

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.

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