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« on: March 28, 2008 09:36:58 AM »

Here are some paper/collage bookmarks I've been making by the truckload.  Very simple and very effective at keeping my mind and hands busy as I grieve for the loss of a loved one.  I think I've made a hundred at least in recent weeks, with probably another hundred in the works. Cut out pictures from flower catalogs, recycling photos, adding zillions of little glitter dots and paint marker dots, cutting the paper and the yarn...  I find myself in a kind of trance and then realize whoa, I made another 20 bookmarks.   Smiley  I like their simplicity and uplifting colors.  I'll be spreading these around to the world for a while I'm sure.  Made with love and designed to bring peace to the heart.  Thanks for looking. Smiley







hmmmm, I'm just thinking that I might go back and put some beads on the yarn...

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008 09:41:00 AM »

I am fanatical about bookmarks!  Love them!!  bless ya and hope your hurty heart gets better soon!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 09:58:53 AM »

these are so intricate and beautiful--i love them.  i hope things get better for you soon, and i'm glad this is acting as a little bit of therapy.  nothing like love and productivity to help things move along  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008 09:59:46 AM »

wow. those are really pretty. I am inspired!
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 10:03:13 AM »

Very pretty---are you going to hand them out to strangers in need of page-holding assistance?
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008 10:05:24 AM »

Wow - these are beautiful, and even more poignant because of the story behind them.

Paint markers remind me of a happy childhood spent decorating plaster of paris models with my dad.  Might have to track some down.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008 10:07:18 AM »

Those are lovely! The colors are beautiful, and yes, I think beads would be gorgeous. Smiley
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss.  Cry
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008 10:12:53 AM »

Those are beautiful! I love how intricate they are.
What a lovely way to express yourself during this difficult time.
Take care of you!
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008 10:15:02 AM »

i love crafty therapy. really.
I sewed literally 15 hours a day after i miscarried, something about creating is so theraputic after a loss,
and you have made some beautiful creations! These are stunning, especially sinse they are 'just' bookmarks!
Great job and i am sorry that you are dealing with loss.
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008 10:18:15 AM »

They are amazingly pretty. and I'm so happy they help you cope a little bit.

I love the idea of spreading them around the globe. It just sounds so wonderful.
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