Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Creative Control

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes May 21, 1972 and for as long as I can remember I have been creative. I use my art as a means to calm myself and stay focused. So, a few years back I came to refer to my life as "Creatively Controlled Chaos". Creative is my art and Chaos is my diabetes. But, sometimes, they flip on me and I find ways to Creatively Control my diabetes and my art becomes Controlled Chaos.

Quite often both are simply chaotic. 

These four pieces were created a few months ago when both my art and my blood sugars were simply controlled.


Monday, February 25, 2013

People With Diabetes Can Eat Anything

A few years back I reconnected with a friend I'd met at the Clara Barton Camp for girls with Diabetes. Jane Dickinson had been a counselor and I was a CIT (counselor-in-training) when we met back in the 80's. I had not seen or heard from Jane for over 20 years until I reconnected with her via the DOC - Diabetes Online Community. The reunion was wonderful. 

Through many communications online and on the phone Jane told me she was writing a book about diabetes. Jane says "It’s a book about living well with diabetes, and it’s about strength. The book is for people who have diabetes – from the newly diagnosed to veterans – and for those without. It’s for caregivers and health care professionals, too." 

I was very honored when Jane asked me to design the cover of her book and now I am very pleased to announce that the book is available for sale.


You can learn more about Jane and her book here.