Years ago, I would have given up by now.
Personal fears of worth and abilities would have gotten the better of me.
What used to scare me- the masses of humanity- now encourages me. The fact that my social media isn't crammed with nastiness is probably proof that I'm not reaching many people, but the ones who I am connecting with have offered me great help and advice. That includes InsulinNation, which has posted 3 early excerpts and a shout-out for art from fellow people with type 1 diabetes.
Which brings me to this post and image. I drew this image as I thought about the most recent excerpt, Independence. The message in both is this: we're linked together by some common hopes, dreams & concerns. I love connecting imagery with stories. That was how I created my first book, Dear Teachers. As you can see by this and my blog cover art, I clearly need help on some more creative and stirring visuals!!!
I need YOU and your art!
Do you have type 1 diabetes? Have you drawn or otherwise created visuals you feel represent you? I'd love to see your printable artistry. I'm betting it will make me edit my words even more, and my goal is to include at least 10 guest artist images as part of the introductions to the various sections of the book.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
Artist preferred contact info
Artist age at diagnosis
The title of the piece
A short description of your piece and inspiration
Subject matter is up to you. As long as I can draw a connection to my book, the working titles of which are included here, I will gladly consider them.
For more details, please see the first post on this blog: Type 1 Art Requested.