It was over one year ago that I launched the Mandalas for Marinke project to honor the work and life of Marinke Slump from A Creative Being and to raise awareness about depression and mental health issues. As of yesterday, all of the individual submissions have been posted.
Leanne writes, “I am also someone who suffers from depression. My crochet hook is my weapon in my battle against this illness. Stitch by stitch I’m taking back my life.”
This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke comes from Temesia who writes, “I am an avid crafter. I always have about five projects going at the same time. They keep me sane.”
This contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project comes from Josephine whose crochet mandala is her own original design.
This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke comes from Carol who is, “someone who knows how hard it is to get through the dark days”.
Jess shares, “I’ve struggled with depression for 19 years (at age 11, I had my first breakdown) and crochet is one of the ways I relax and feel productive.”
Today’s contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project comes from Rachael who writes, “Depression is a constant struggle for people who suffer from this illness.”