These two gorgeous Mandalas for Marinke come to us from Anne who lives here in San Francisco. They were made in gorgeous Rowan cotton glade yarn using the colorful mandala pattern in Simply Crochet issue #5 and the picot mandala crochet pattern from Simply Crochet issue #7.
Some people create during depression. Many people, myself included, create in spurts of energy between depressive periods. The point is not that depression will necessarily kill your creativity, but that neither does it nourish it, and that if you hold any sort of romantic notion that you must “suffer for your art”, it is vital to your well-being to release that notion and devote some energy to improving your own mental health. Creativity can and will thrive when you are well.
Kim of Red Lion Mary sent us these two beautiful pieces for the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project.
These two pretty crochet mandalas come to us from Cai, who can be found on Pinterest @craftysillymama, for the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project, which she calls, “a beautiful project to raise awareness for those struggling with or caring about someone with depression”.
These beautiful mandalas come to us from Carmen in New York for the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project.
Thanks again to each and every contributor to the Mandalas for Marinke project. Yesterday I shared an update and some goals for the project moving forward. But today is the day for looking back at what was posted all month long in March.
This blossoming crochet mandala comes to us from Cassie of Cassie McSassy Crafts. On Ravelry she shares, “I love crafting, Doctor Who, reading books, and watching TV My favorite thing to do while crocheting/knitting is listening to audio books.”