Thanks for popping in.
Late last night, I spent an hour reading all the comments you left on Yesterday’s mindful blog.
It was crystal clear that so many friends in our little
Clarity Community are struggling.
With their health, physical and mental well-being.
With their partner’s health.
With loss and grief.
With fear of the future.
Hence the Mindful Wednesday Blog,
which has become the most visited blog of the week.
I do believe it is vital to have a place where you can be with people in the same boat, and like-minded people.
Even if this blog is a poor substitute for close family and friends,
sometimes those closest to us are the last ones we want to burden!
So here we are, making art together,
escaping into a world of imagination together,
sharing ideas and achievements.
And pain and sadness, too.
That’s part of the parcel called Life.
If I thought that all you wanted from this One Day at a Time blog
was ideas for card-making, I think I would direct you to Pinterest and quit now.
Of course that’s the basis, the diversion.
But the core, my friends, the core is much deeper than that.
And on that note,
Today is a very special day.
Remember our Jane Crosby?
Jane Crosby was a remarkable woman
and a dear friend to many of us.
Craft was a lifeline to Jane,
and her uplifting, courageous approach to her circumstances
Jane and I founded this Inspiration Day together,
to celebrate and shout about the magic of crafting.
To carry the message and the benefits.
Jane never got to see what happened when we launched our mindful Groovi Parchment Art - I think she would have loved it!
So many people are joining the Craft Movement through Groovi!
There’s something magically calming and therapeutic about getting in that groove, isn’t there.
We have been so crazy busy,
I feel we have neglected the Mindful website we created,
But then again, we’ve been walking the walk, haven’t we!
Hey! Just a wonderful door waiting to be opened again.
But today is Jane’s Day.
When we visited her in Spain just before she died,
I was amazed to see what a prolific and talented embroiderer
she was! Really really.
Here are a few samples of her work....
There may have been some flowers;
we know about the showers.
Birds and branches
Of female arts in usefulness
The needles far exceed the rest.
In ornament there’s no device
Affords adorning half so nice
Let Colour from the needle flow
And with each band your love will grow
She and Stephen entrusted me with many wonderful pieces of her artwork, to do with what I will.
Well, this year, to celebrate Jane’s birthday,
four pieces shall be framed, so I shall get that done.
Then I think we should donate them to a place where people
would enjoy them.
I have an idea, but I will wait to hear what you say.
In the meantime, enjoy your day!
Share this blog wherever you can.
Spread the word:
Craft for Life