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Diabetes Art Day Outtakes.

Before we settled on paper dolls for Diabetes Art Day, there was an unnatural exploration of cats and a finger painting app on the iPad (don’t read that sentence too fast or it will give you an unintended mental image).  This is what happens when the snow keeps falling and it’s far too heavy and constant to shovel so you’re stuck at home, taking art direction from a three and a half year old:

“How about we put the pump on Siah?”

“Sure, like this?”

“Yeah, only the tubing is across her belly button and she’s going to get stuck to the doorknob for sure.”  (Birdy doesn’t know much about diabetes, but she knows I end up tethered to things more often than I’d like.)

“Hey, is that Siah’s Dexcom?  On her leg?  Like you wear!”


“I don’t know what any of that is, Mawm.”

“That’s Siah.  She’s wearing a blue circle pin for World Diabetes Day.  And behind her is …”


“Nope.  A calendar.”

“We need one with Loopy.”

“Okay.  Here’s the Loopster with some glucose tabs.  And glucose tab dust all over her fur.”

“Whoa blood sugars are dusty.”

“Yes they are.”

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kim #

    Loooooove! 😀

    02/6/14; 11:50 am
  2. Dusty indeed, lol. I need to make art with Birdy someday.

    02/6/14; 12:10 pm
  3. Laddie #

    Looks like when the Cure arrives and you have to get out of the diabetes business, you can have a new career drawing cat comics. Love the artwork and Birdy’s helpful comments.

    02/6/14; 12:20 pm
  4. I’m not sure which I like better: the dusty glucose tabs or the jail. I feel like diabetes has exposed me to both. Very creative!

    02/6/14; 12:45 pm
  5. This is great – love the outtakes, and of course the cat pictures. At least you didn’t draw one that had infusion pump tubing sitting on one of their heads, like I did to Shadow many moons ago. Do they like infusion set tubing, now I wonder? Great art and imagery!

    02/6/14; 1:47 pm
  6. This is by far the most adorable thing I’ve read all day.

    02/6/14; 7:22 pm
  7. Awesome. 🙂

    02/6/14; 8:04 pm
  8. Adorable, all of you! Thanks for a very enjoyable glimpse of life with Birdy, Siah and Loopy.

    02/6/14; 8:33 pm
  9. I’m suddenly a little extra worried about Loopy! 😀

    02/6/14; 11:39 pm
  10. ria #

    Spring will be here soon, Loopy !

    02/7/14; 12:48 pm

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