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:
There’s nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.
I’m in the process of moving, which means looking through my collection of unfinished quilts. There’s something quite beautiful about unfinished projects to me. They contain privacy, internal dialogue, connection, hope. I’m really ready to revisit and finish these.
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: