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This excellent contribution of mini mandalas (and more) comes from Fran, who we met in a previous post (and whose story – along with Wink’s – is in Crochet Saved My Life.

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Fran shared in her letter with this package that color really affects her, and that she’s thinking about making some changes around her apartment to improve her mental health. She has a light beige parlor that she’s thinking of painting – maybe blue, perhaps with a cream white trim. But she also mentioned:

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“You know, I didn’t think about crochet being an art until your wrote it. You’re right; it makes sense. I jumped to the part of your book that talks about framing our crochet. Now I want to make some spots on my wall and put my crochet.”

frans crochet mandalas hearts butterflies 6Fran also mentioned the benefits of pet therapy from her own experience. She shared,

“My kitty Angel really brings me joy. I see what you do with Lucy and know that it means a lot to people. I know that from when I was in rehab; I looked forward to when the woman would bring her dog. She only took her to certain people and I was one of them.”

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And finally, a note about the butterflies that she’s created. Fran says,

“I remember that one person had said she entered rehab as a cocoon and left as a butterfly”.

Beautiful! Enjoy some more photos of these special contributions:

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This post is part of the Mandalas for Marinke project

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1 Comment

  1. Frances Metallo Reply

    I only saw this today and by accident..I’m not too good on this iPad….thank you…
    I started to redo my house…until 2 shelves coming off my wall…one on me in my room…..
    I think God got me here to see this as feeling depressed….???

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