wendy seddon crochet mandalasformarinke set

These six colorful, creative crochet mandalas come from Wendy Seddon in Central Victoria, Australia. She writes:

wendy seddon crochet mandalasformarinke heart

I am a busy wife, mother and daughter and try to fit my creative life around caring for the ones who are important to me. I love making “STUFF” and have tried a zillion ways of doing that but keep coming back to my favorite: CROCHET. It was taught to me as a child by my dear mother.”

wendy seddon crochet mandalasformarinke yellow

Wendy is a member of Bendigo Textile Artists Inc. and Bendigo Branch Embroiderers Guild. See some benefits of crafting in groups.

wendy seddon crochet mandalasformarinke mini mandalas

My favorite of these mandalas is definitely the one with the surface crochet heart on it, but each one is beautiful in its own right. Two of them are mini-mandalas; submissions have re-opened specifically to accept more mini-mandalas to hand out to people who need a tangible reminder that things are going to be okay. Details here.

wendy seddon crochet mandalas for marinke message

She adds a lovely note that reads: “

“Thank you, Wink, for your generosity and inspiration. RIP.”

wendy seddon crochet mandalas for marinke

For the depression awareness portion of today’s post, I wanted to share this video that explains the difference between sadness and depression:

wendy seddon crochet mandalasformarinke detail

As someone who lived for many, many years with undiagnosed depression, I’ve had to really work to learn the difference within me between sadness and depression. My sadness can easily become depression. Within the last few years, I’ve learned to identify sadness when it happens and to work with it therapeutically and with lots of gentle self-care so that I can honor the sorrow without falling into depression.

wendy seddon crochet mandalasformarinke stack

Sometimes people mistake stress and depression. Here’s a helpful chart from Mental Health America (specifically geared towards college students):

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wendy seddon crochet mandala

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wendy seddon crochet mandala with heart

See all Mandalas for Marinke posts here.

wendy seddon crochet mandalasformarinke

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