I’M TAKING A BREAK!

  

DON’T THROW OUT YOUR OLD CDS

Summer is trying to speed along but let us put out some speed bumps to slow it down :-)

Okay, today is Monday and I found the perfect project for old CDs. I have a few and I was always wondering what I could recycle them into.

So, this weekend while working on my   #mandalasforMarinke mandala, I had a flash of inspiration: I said “why not cover each CD with a mandala and make a curtain?” so I did a search and you guessed it: someone already had CDs recycled as mandalas.

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So, that is going to be my next project for my RR room. The clock is still on the pending list because the mechanical part came in but it did not fit, so I will try to see if I can get a perfect fit and get that clock working again as an Art Deco Crochet Clock, wish me luck :-)

Mandalas can be simple or complex, edgy or symmetrical. I think there is a mandala for every mood.

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So, do not throw out your old CDs,  we can make them into something beautiful…

Have a safe and fun and creative Monday, Enjoy!!!

thanks to google for all images

 

 

 

 

REFLECTIONS….

I try to keep my posts upbeat for the most part but sometimes it is necessary to discuss more serious matters.

Depression is a serious illness and if not treated sometimes it leads to suicide. 

I was visiting with Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence and saw that she has a project by the name of #mandalasforMarinke.

When I read what it was all about I decided that I was going to take part and that I needed to share this project with you and hopefully you will take part too.

Marinke or Wink was the crochet designer behind “A Creative Being” blog. I came across that blog several times in my travels :-) and I liked her creations, so it was shocking to know that she had died. Please click on the links and it will explain everything. 

I would like to say:  if you feel that you are depressed and think you need help to kick depression to the curb, then  please reach out to one person or a group of people or a doctor and don’t be ashamed to ask for help.

Life is difficult at times, but we should know that bad times will pass.

I will admit that I don’t suffer from depression but it is only because I stay away from what triggers it.

Each person has their own unique triggers, and it is important to identify them.

Let me share with you what my triggers are: 1- the horrible daily news 2- a sedentary lifestyle 3- no sunlight for days.

When I don’t take the steps to correct these triggers I can literally feel myself descending…

And I try to stay grateful, none of us have the  “Perfect Life” because that life does not exist, so be thankful for the little things in life.

Okay, let me stop here. Please send a SOS if you need help….

Stay positive and take part of #mandalasforMarinke, God bless You!

 

 Rest In Peace Marinke.

CROCHET WALL ART

Today, I want to delve into the beautiful world of crochet art for the walls.

Crochet is a fiber art form and they are a few artists that have taken it to the highest level, and they are an inspiration to me.

As you know by now, I am creating my crochet fiber art room known as RR for recycled room and I am now looking into wall hangings to go with the clock  (I am still waiting for the mechanical part to come in) since a room is not complete without something on the walls.

I think giant mandalas are just so beautiful and colorful, and will fit this concept just perfect.

I want to keep my color selection to a minimum, so as to complement my vivid sofa. Here are several from Xenobia Bailey:

Gazelle - Nathan Vincent  Doily wall art

I think these are all show stopping beautiful.

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They will give the room a warmth that only fiber art can create and because it is a DIY art you can complement anything you have in your room.

So, what do you think? I think I like the idea…

And finally, If  you have an old hula-hoop you may want to consider this:

  

 Thanks to Pinterest and Google for images

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2015!!

Independence Day is here again and I need to say we are very happy we get to celebrate this great country and ask God to guide her and keep her…

Hope your picnic goes well, and it doesn’t rain…

See you at the fireworks tonight…

p.s. click on picnic for a song I am sending to you :-)                                     thanks to google for images

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