Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

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.


Since today is September 1st, it is also the day for Best ‘Betes Blogs. Visit that post here!


Category: pictures
  • Martin Wood says:

    I love the cord of three strands, and that you made it out of pump tubing. PUMP TUBING!

    September 1, 2011 at 9:09 am
  • youcandothisproject says:

    I love these!! 🙂

    September 1, 2011 at 9:15 am
  • Kerri. says:

    These are awesome, and to think I got to watch you make them LIVE ON VIDEO!! (Also, not to steal a line from you, but there is someone missing from your photo montage up there. Ahem. 😉 )

    Happy Dart Day!

    September 1, 2011 at 9:31 am
    • Sara says:

      Kerri – I’m sorry! But you were probably “talking” to Sam Talbot at the time! That’s why Kim isn’t in the picture either 😉

      September 1, 2011 at 11:27 am
  • Jess says:

    LOVE it, sara! and my teacher self is quite impressed by your mad braiding skills… 😀

    September 1, 2011 at 9:31 am
  • George says:

    So great. I love it.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:29 am
  • Jen says:

    Great Bible verse!
    I love your creativity here.

    Thanks for sharing!

    September 1, 2011 at 10:36 am
  • Mike Hoskins says:

    These are so very creative and awesome frames, Sara. You are without a doubt artistic! So very great, and the people smiling and having fun in those pictures is a compliment to your creativity and awesomeness in itself! Thanks for sharing this.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:41 am
  • shannon says:

    woah. i was thoroughly charmed by the idea of the tubing since my kid was trying to “finger knit” two pump tubes herself at bedtime last night. and i loved the concept of the frames to showcase photos of such great memories. but i was not familiar with the verse, so i am so glad you shared it. it took my breath away! i love everything about this. thank you so much for sharing.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm
  • Lee Ann Thill says:

    Those are phenomenal, Sara. I’m seriously crying. Thank you 🙂

    September 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    • Sara says:

      Thanks Lee Ann! That means a lot. Part of my original idea didn’t work (pump tubing melts under hot glue), so I have to be okay with accepting that art does not have to be perfect.

      September 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm
  • Kelly Booth says:

    Those are great Sara!

    September 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm
  • candyheartsblog says:

    Wow. The verse and the tubing. Powerful indeed!!!!

    September 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  • Leah N. says:

    awesome in every way! I’ve always loved this verse (and the #3 has been my favorite # b/c of it) but I never would have thought of braiding the tubing as an analogy. I LOVE this!

    September 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

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