A tubing of three strands

Update: I was cleaning up some space on my hard drive and removed some pictures I didn’t think I needed anymore because I had uploaded them to Flickr. Turns out my iPhoto and Flickr are linked in such a way that when I deleted it in one place, it deleted in the other. Ugh! I will try to take a picture of the finished product so there will be at least something here.

When I was younger, I excelled in school. Typically when a student does well in math and science, the subliminal message is that they are, in return, not good in the arts. That is the story I told myself until the spring of my senior year of college.

At that point, I had to finally enroll in the art class that I had put off every semester before. The instructor started the class by telling us that in order for us to succeed in his class and to learn the skills of art, he would have to take us back to before someone told us we “couldn’t do it.

We started with crayons, drawing pictures of our childhood homes and moved on to sidewalk chalk before ever picked up a shading pencil. He also had us read the book “My Name is Asher Lev,” which I highly recommend. I still am not entirely confident in my skills, but I am more comfortable to give it a try.

My favorite medium of art is photography. When I decided to tackle the Diabetes Art Day project, I knew it would have to center around photography in some way.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

This post is my submission to the Diabetes Art Day project. To see more artwork by people affected by diabetes, visit the official Diabetes Art Day site.

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