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

Susan's CA Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

This crochet mandala alternates colors of sunny golden yellow, bright bold blue and the kind of leaf-green shade that Wink liked.

Meet the Maker

Susan's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

This mesmerizing mandala comes to us from Susan R. in San Diego, CA who writes:

I chose to contribute to this project because I felt the pain Wink endured due to her depression. I, too, have suffered on and off with depression, and have learned to cope little by little. Wink is a talented and beautiful individual and through her craft blogs continues to live and inspire. She will be remembered forever …”

Words by Wink

susan r's crochet mandala

Wink shared her love of color in her Tuts+ tutorial for dip dyed crochet bottle cozies, writing:

It’s amazing how a little pop of colour can change the look of something entirely! I love the possibilities of this quick and fun project! You can use any neon colour to give your crochet work a little pop, and by changing the amount of neon yarn you use, you will create that much sought-after dip-dyed look!”

About Depression

susan r's crochet mandalasformarinke

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 I wanted to let you know about the resource HeadsUpGuys, which is a weskit specifically for men dealing with depression. Men are more likely to complete suicide and definitely struggle with depression but they often don’t talk about it as much, due in part to the stigma around the topic. This site aims to provide a safe manly space for that conversation to happen. It provides practical information about depression, tips for living with depression and personal stories from men in this situation.

crochet mandala for susan r.

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.


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