mandalas for marinke

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 Mandala

Michelle's Crochet MandalasForMarinke

This superb crochet mandala is made using Wink’s I Love Holland mandala crochet pattern. Maker Michelle says:

My prayers for her and her loved ones are stitched into a piece of her art. May it give comfort and raise awareness.”

Meet the Maker

Michelle's Crochet Mandalas For Marinke

This crochet mandala is made by Michaelle Causley who writes:

I’m at a loss for words. I never guessed when admiring Wink’s brilliant and cheerful designs (her groovyghan, her numerous mandalas) that she was battling such demons. This is a tragedy. Another bright light extinguished by the darkness she rallied against.”

MandalasForMarinke by Michelle

Words by Wink

Crochet MandalasForMarinke by Michelle

Wink wrote in her color block crochet cushion tutorial:

“Colour blocking is bang on trend right now, and you see it everywhere – from catwalks to cushions!

By using one bold colour in combination with one or two muted colours like white or beige, you are making a colour statement. You can vary this design endlessly, and match it to your own interior!”

About Depression

Mandalas For Marinke by Michelle

One purpose of this project is to raise awareness about depression so each post ends with some facts, thoughts or quotes about depression, suicide and/or mental health. Today is a comic that’s in a roundup of depression-related comics on Buzzfeed:

mental illness article

This really highlights how there is still a stigma against depression and mental health issues in our society. Many people do say these things about depression, getting frustrated with it and rolling their eyes on it and wishing those of us living with it would just snap out of it. Believe me, I’d love to snap out of it!

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. Deadline is to have all mandalas into the mail no later than 10/15/15.


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

1 Comment

  1. Cris Crawford Reply

    I wish my father-in-law were still alive. He was a tireless crusader for the destigmatization of mental illness. He was given an award for patient advocacy shortly before he died. You can read some about what he did for the cause in his obituary, though there is some personality stuff mixed in.

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