Here is the next of the beautiful, inspiring, special contributions coming in to the #MandalasForMarinke remembrance project. You are invited to join; learn more here.
I spent the long weekend in Larkspur (north of me in Marin) and when I returned back to San Francisco I found the first of the Mandalas For Marinke contributions waiting for me. Opening this first package made me so happy. The mandalas are beautiful but more than that I just feel the energy and outpouring of love that went in to making them.
As most of you know, Wink and I first “met” when she shared her story with me for Crochet Saved My Life. That was several years ago and we stayed in touch periodically online since that time. I’ve been deeply impacted by her suicide and hope that the Mandalas For Marinke remembrance project will continue to honor her through sharing her work and raising awareness about depression. Today I thought I’d share her story as it was printed in Crochet Saved My Life.
I always like crochet stories about regular people who crochet. (I write my own “Everyday Crocheter column for Interweave’s Crochet print magazine.) Back in April, I rounded up 11 stories of interesting people who crochet. I’ve got another eleven links for you today.
The #MandalasForMarinke project now has its own dedicated page here on Crochet Concupiscence where you will find more information about the project and answers to FAQ.
The newest issue of Happily Hooked digital crochet magazine (#15) includes my article about Rebecca Monroe and how crochet has helped her.
I have been deeply impacted this morning by the news that Marinke (Wink) of A Creative Being succumbed to suicide. (See full post here.) And I feel like I need to do something. After re-reading her story in Crochet Saved My Life, mulling it over during meditative crochet and mindful walking, I’ve come up with the project. It’s called #MandalasForMarinke.