A beautiful week prepping monkeys culminated in an Operation Sock Monkey workshop today to create 46 sock monkeys (30 of which are ready for the April 24 trip!) as part of a Passion Foundation (Loretta Cella) and Global Sorority (Tia Kelly) project to provide leadership training to young girls and bring comfort to victims at the Patch Centre, South Africa.
Thank you’s to the sock monkey makers who helped me this week:
Hannah, an enormously talented artist and extraordinary young mom, shared some beautiful thoughts regarding CRAFTIVISM:
Crafts are my comfort zone. It’s the one thing I can always lean on when I’ve had a bad day, or great day. Craftivism is letting my soul and mind leak through my fingers onto paper, metal, wood, felt and, of course, socks. The BEST thing that means the most to me about craftivism is that it’s something I can enjoy with Nova- creativity that I can pass on to her, and something she will never lose or forget. Art is everywhere, and our lives would be dull without it. I refuse to go through life without leaving something behind. - Hannah Pettinato
Some examples of Hannah’s art:
To celebrate, I am giving away this little piece I finished a few days ago. Head to INSTAGRAM to enter!
By Emma Sloan
A human heart shall surely break, by the time it’s worldly and frail.
From an attack, or
An enemy’s deathly siege.
Or from yearning for the embrace of a loved one long past.
But which is worse?
A sudden clogging of the darkened, winding hallways, that snake through one’s host.
Or the deep, electric desire of a soul that you know is forever beyond your reach?
I would choose to perish of heartache no matter my age and health.
You question why?
Because a tear shed for oneself would be the bitterest tear in all the world.
But a tear shed for a friend would be the sweetest.