Sunday, February 27, 2011

Diabetes Art Club

I have written about this amazing organization called CHAP (Children's Healing Art Project) before. Today, they hosted the first of hopefully many Diabetes Art Clubs. Basically this is a time for families dealing with Type 1 Diabetes to come together and just create. While the kids could use any of the many art supplies to make whatever their hearts could dream up, they also had some specific projects for the kids to work on. They decorated name tags, painted t-shirts, made collages, and made signs for the D art club. One project was to paint pictures of their favorite foods to be hung in a new restaurant in downtown Portland. Super cool! Oh, and guess who I got to meet?....

The best part of the event was meeting up with a wonderful Dmom blogger, Heidi. It was so cool to meet a family that I know through our blogs and Facebook. Like you would guess, she is super sweet! Looking forward to getting together more.

Now for some fun pictures of our time today at CHAP....

Bryce creating art with glitter glue.

G and Jaden painting their restaurant art.

Jaden's artwork was of his favorite food: Watermelon
(I loved this so much I had him paint one for our kitchen)

Bryce painted his picture of spinach, broccoli, and carrots.

Drew loved the huge fort at CHAP... here he is peaking inside.

Drew running around having a blast.

Looking for his brother in the big tube.

Bryce in the huge fort.


  1. YAY!!!! So excited about the meet up!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE :)

    I want to come visit and spend a few days there!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  2. That place looks so fun! Are Bryce's fave foods really broccoli, spinach and carrots? :)

  3. You got some great pics! I wish I would have brought my camera. Thanks again for the invite, my favorite part was meeting you too =). We are looking forward to future D-Art club meetings!

  4. I AM JEALOUS of the meet-up! I wanna meet you guys!!!! WAH!

    Looks like a great time and I love that Bryce gets to participate in this worthwhile program. It is so special!

  5. I wish we had something like that here! It looks like you all had a blast! Yay!!! I love the boys artwork too!!

  6. Love that everyone is splattered in paint

  7. That looks like so much fun! Addison and I will be headed to Portland probably sometime in March..I hope I can meet up with both of you!

  8. That looks like soooo much fun, and I am so envious of you getting to meet D-Mom bloggers.

  9. How fun!! I'm jealous - I want to meet you too! I so wish we were flying into Portland this summer for our Sunriver trip, but this year we decided to fly directly into Redmond/Bend. :(

  10. I LOVE THIS!!!

    I am so glad you got to meet Heidi... D Mama meet-ups are the BEST! :)

  11. So great that you and Heidi met!!!

    CHAP and the Diabetes Art Club seems fantastic. I wish we had that here!

  12. Wow! What a really neat program. Looking forward to hearing more wonderful stories about Diabetes Art Club.

    Yay for meeting Heidi :)

  13. Love the meet up! Love the art! Love it all!

    Blogger basal will post tomorrow with this link included. :)