Custom order for West Pointe Grey Academy. Actually a delightful project that included plenty of Netflix and coffee!
I want to acknowledge the extraordinary work of Operation Sock Monkey founder and lead operative Lindsey Hodgson. Truly my HERO! Where would we all be without her incredible vision and hard work? OMG. So many of us are operatives and happy sock monkey makers/therapists thanks to HER! And despite being a busy mom and professional woman, she takes time to man craft fairs and make sock monkey kits and manage OSM to help the cause expand and keep going. We are TRULY INDEBTED to this extraordinary woman. [APPLAUSE] Photo by Keith Lynn Staff
I LOVE PREPPING PRODUCT! So relaxing and heartwarming. Here are some of my latest:
And thank you to Lynn Gosnell (Auntie Lynn), Lenore Kane and friends for adding to the cornucopia!
On behalf of Operation Sock Monkey, huge thank you to Lenore Kane, Keith Lynn Staff and friends for the sock monkey additions for this year’s craft fairs! Love from Lindsey Hodgson and Kat! PS. And THANK YOU to all our OSM Operatives like Diana Brugos and partners around the globe!
2015 will be a very special OSM year filled with GLOBAL events, that’s for sure! Yay, sock monkeys! Keep sewing!
This adorable sock monkey was made by “Morgan” and is approximately 16″ tall.
You can purchase it on Poststreet’s ETSY shop!
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As part of my ACT LOCALLY, DEVELOP GLOBALLY sock monkey therapy, I am making available a selection of sock monkeys (made by youth and community members) to support my new SOCK MONKEY LIFE SKILLS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT!
ALL ORDERS COME WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY KATARINA THORSEN!
– Katarina Thorsen
Thank you Granville Optical for this wonderful opportunity!
The proceeds of any monkey sales goes toward the development of my Sock Monkey Life Skills Entrepreneurship Program Development Phase 1!
Here are a few highlights from the installation! Huge thank you to Merv Glip for collaborating- especially making all the beautiful paper roses and the paper maiché anatomical hearts! And thank you, Reid Boultbee for making all this happen!
Curriculum Development Series 1:
for youth groups, schools and community organizations
All proceeds from purchases oat Granville Optical May 3-31, 2014 are directed towards program development.
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:
Glorious sock alien by Darcy Glip
Closet Outsider Artist. “Sock Aliens” Originator. Custom Paper Rose Artist.
I began making Sock Monkeys a few years ago through a friend of mine. She is an Artist, Art Therapist and Mentor. She was hosting a class of youths who were making sock monkeys and creating Art of all kinds. I was immediately drawn in, and welcomed by her and her group.
From there we formed a group of Adult Sock monkey makers to create a surplus of monkeys to donate to a fantastic cause Known as “Operation Sock Monkey”. You can learn more about them on their website http://www.operationsockmonkey.com/
Please help them continue their great work by donating or purchasing a sock monkey kit from them and learn the joy of Sock Monkeys!
“Sock Aliens” came to me during that period while surfing the internet and getting sucked into Alien stories, crop circles and sightings and bad scary movies of abductions etc., and came to the conclusion that Aliens have gotten quite a bad rap. I think they deserve a fair shot at friendship. If this universe is as big as they say it is. Then we need to be better more fearless representatives. I would like everyone to just hold one in your hands and look into those great big “see in the dark” eyes and just be there for them. And they will be there for you. There is no power greater in the universe than Love and these fellas may just need a home to learn that.
Love an Alienated being today!
Darcy made this adorable squirrel for my nephew, Henrik!
My friend, Darcy Glip, exudes creativity. Most Thursday nights are sock monkey nights at Darcy’s place. I love seeing his latest creations in various stages of completion in his creative space. It’s a delicious space to be in- because Darcy makes it so. He combines materials, enthusiasm, food, generosity, conversation, collaboration, investigation…
Darcy is changing the world one delicate paper rose at a time.
Rebecca Bree Boutique‘s wall of flowers created by Darcy:
His beautiful paper flowers are enthralling everyone who comes across them. To purchase yours, contact Darcy via Facebook.