April 12, 2011
|College Art Class|
Last night I had my first watercolor class. The painting above is a watercolor I painted my junior year of college during an intro to art type class. The assignment was kind of a past, present and future assignment with icons depicting the major events in our life. I did not become serious about taking care of my diabetes until I started writing this blog, and yet this was done 3 – 4 years ago and most of my icons are diabetes related.
The river: diagnosed with diabetes
The green trees: Camp Carefree
The red cross: ketoacidosis in 2003
6.0: diabetes A1C
I believe that the third island is “future.” This island includes Camp Carefree, 6.0 A1C, becoming a teacher and traveling. The only thing I have done is traveled. This is not bad, it’s just another reminder that life doesn’t always go in the direction you think it will. I never did make it back to Camp Carefree, But I went to Gales Creek Camp, which is also part of traveling. And I may not be a teacher, but I do teach every day and I love my job and feel as though I am making an impact. And right now I’m working really hard on the A1C. So hopefully I can get that part of my future island. And maybe not 6.0. But a 6._ would be incredible.