I began a new art class today? It’s called, Painting Your Way Out of a Corner: The Art of Getting Unstuck. The teacher is Barbara Barry, author of the book by the same title. Ms. Barry calls it a “jumping-off point for realizing one’s full creative potential in all areas of life.”
It’s a very different type of painting than I’ve experienced before. It’s watercolor, which was never a favorite medium for me, yet I continue to try, try, again — determined to grasp it. No judgment in the room — she stressed that. Thank you, Barbara. I believe that this non-traditional, out-of-the-box course, is a perfect way to relieve stress, related to diabetes, and is just what the “Dr.” ordered. What have I got to lose, right?
Why, you wonder, am I taking this class for the next five weeks? AND, why am I posting it on a Diabetes blog? Simple. It’s obvious from my prior posts that I seem to be stuck in terms of managing my diabetes. Climbing and falling. Sometimes, falling and falling. But, I AM a Dedicated Diabetic and this is my Diary, therefore, it makes perfect sense to me. Is the answer in the arts????
So, here’s my question to myself: WHAT DOES DIABETES LOOK LIKE?
I’ll post my answer to this question tomorrow. Remember, NO judgment. 🙂