Here is the next of the beautiful, inspiring, special contributions coming in to the #MandalasForMarinke remembrance project. I am grateful for each and every amazing contribution. You are invited to join; learn more here.
Beautiful Crochet Mandalas
These two exquisite crochet mandalas have a pink hue in common that celebrates brightness and pops in such a pretty way. The smaller mandala has a bolder pink that complements the purple and green in that one while the other mandala is rich in pink and white with pops of sunny yellow.
Meet the Maker
“I live in a small town in South Georgia. I found Marinke’s blog about a year ago and have followed her since then.
I, too, have suffered from depression. A lot of my family has, too. My grandfather committed suicide when I was 14 years old, so I feel for her family.
Depression is a horrible illness.
I hope that the outpouring of love from people who never even met Wink touches her family and gives them a little comfort.
I only knew Wink through her blog. She shared so much of herself with us, though, that I feel like I have lost a lifelong friend. We love you Wink. I am so sorry to have lost you to the darkness that consumed you. We will never forget you. We hope that this show of support may save someone else.”
Words by Wink
Here’s how Wink described her Picot Mandala:
“Flowers are blossoming and sun is here to stay, let’s celebrate with a beautiful new mandala design! Inspired by flower petals, blossoms, summer and all things that are good in life, this mandala looks great on your wall or as a coaster or potholder.”
One purpose of this project is to raise awareness about depression so each post will end with some facts, thoughts or quotes about depression, suicide and/or mental health. Here is a quote for today:
“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” – Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees
You’ll find this in a roundup of 19 Quotes That Explain Depression by Koty Neelis.
All contributions to Mandalas for Marinke are welcome and will help raise awareness about depression while honoring her work in the same way that this great contribution has done today. Details to join here.