My Arts and Crafts

Tru here.

Arts and Crafts have been an important part of my life since i was very VERY young.  (i remember drawing swans since about the age of six, then a special sailing ship project for my Uncle Wayne at a young age also … then other projects took priority.)

As i have said,
Creating makes me feel alive,
so I want to THINK that I can do sewing and stuff for as long as possible
(even after I am not really capable of doing it).

As my verbal abilities decline (WORDS both going out and coming, written and audio) … then the importance of art increases.
When i try to sleep i see swirls and curls of color and patterns.  Have discovered that i favor very curvy swirly lines, and mostly avoid straight lines in my art.  i think i use them primarily to connect my curly lines.

This is an index of my own Arts and Crafts projects that are online.
art in the top section ones are part of ARTS blog entries, with Links attached.  The bottom ones mostly are not part of any ART blog entry YET, but may be included in other blog entries or pages.

!!  Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures  !!

Right-click on colored text and selecting “open in new tab”,
will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish.
Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures.

Newest Page in ARTS and CRAFTS category is:

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Crown of Hearts//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js  Crown of Hearts copyright Truthful Kindness on 14Jan2022; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://flic.kr/p/2mZYoKd .

Crown of Hearts -inside card//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://flic.kr/p/2n14B6u .

Art Details for above two digital paintings are at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/crown-hearts/ .

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Harp of my Heart
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  .Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this “January” digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail of the painting itself. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51629109104 .

Details at “Harp of my Heart” by Truthful Kindness 29 Oct 2021 at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/harp-heart/ ;

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Computer / iPad Applications for Arts and Crafts at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/apps/ ;

.Art of MUSIC:  Just plinking; my nevel harp is used to “change channels” from nocturnal hallucinations to healthy sleep.  https://youtu.be/aub51qOyGtQ .

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Bib-Collar as Strategy at https://truthfulkindness.com/2021/01/03/bib/ ;

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Cooking Craft Tips at https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/10/28/arts-crafts-dementia-cooking/ ;

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Crafting Tips by Truthful Kindness at https://truthfulkindness.com/2018/03/05/crafting-tips-memory/ ;

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Floor as Family Art Memory project at https://truthfulkindness.com/bnp/part-3/bnp-3d-2012-u/floor-family-art/ ;

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ZenDoodles March2020 at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/zen-mar2020/ .

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2014 Arts ‘n’ Crafts after Dementia Diagnosis – “Intro” (including info about my “Bucket List” project of architectural design for a house)) at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/10/02/arts-crafts-dementia-intro/ .

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Currently writing an entry about the 54 Valentine Cards i created this year, with multiple unique designs.  Not finished yet, but …

(wrong year on this picture; it was 2020.  LOL)

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Other Arts/Crafts Projects (some used in blog entries, and some blog entries are not yet finished).
More detail on creating the picture is often available if you go to the Flickr page, for the ones saved at Flickr.

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This was made more transparent in creating background of Title for Harry’s piece “Adapt and Find Happiness”.  Harry’s piece can be found at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/adapt-2-happiness/ but this is the original, titled “Solo”, created 14Apr2022. and held at https://flic.kr/p/2nSz1tc . Solo//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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TearSilkiC Tens 20220314//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js  14Mar2022;  i see that i signed it with the wrong date, LOL !!!  Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this “Growth Thru Tears” digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, you can see details on creating the painting, and if you click on picture, you can see greater detail of the painting itself.  https://flic.kr/p/2n8ESXt .  Have not used it in any blog entries or pages … yet …
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threeLeggedStool 20220301a//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js 01Mar2022; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this “Three-Legged Stool” digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, you can see details on creating the painting, and if you click on picture, you can see greater detail of the painting itself.  https://flic.kr/p/2n6tHp6 .  Used in “Care-Partnering is a Three-Legged Stool” at https://truthfulkindness.com/2022/03/06/care-partnering-stool/ .

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27Feb2022; Used as a piece in picture for “FebPages” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2022/02/28/feb-pgs/ ;

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yearning Driven2Connect 20220216//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js .  16Feb2022;  Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this “Yearning; Driven to Connect” digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, you can see details on creating the painting, and if you click on picture, you can see greater detail of the painting itself. https://flic.kr/p/2n47e1y .
Used in my page “Come Near” at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/spiritual/non-dimenticar-near/ .

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January 20220113

13Jan2022;  Clicking on the “January” picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this “January” digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, you can see details on creating the painting, and if you click on picture, you can see greater detail of the painting itself. https://flic.kr/p/2mX7chm .  Used in blog entry “Re-Visiting Entries and January Pages Shared” at …

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Abstract 12Jan2022//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

12Jan2022; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail.  https://flic.kr/p/2mX1NmG .  Used in Blog Page at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/d-info/ .

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DecStar20211207 //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js .  07Dec2022 (i have dementia and put wrong date on painting); Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51737390637 .
Used in blog entry >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2021/12/10/pointy-pkg/ .

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2022 Opportunities 20211226//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js  26Dec2021;  Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51775845577 .
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SnoBlsm 30Nov2021//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
29Nov2021; SnowBlossom; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51718915335 .

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsSnoFlk 21Nov2021b
21Nov2021;  SnowFlake ; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51697760932 .

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Arthur 20211113//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

13Nov2021: “Arthur; the Sea Dragon in Space” ; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51678234852 .  Using this picture in “Appearance of Lying” 20Mar2022 >> ((unfinished)).

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HarvstCelebratn 29Oct2021

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29Oct2021:  Harvest Celebration; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51644908611 .  This project was to create FaceBook Cover Photo for the Harvest season.

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Night Blossoms//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js .
27Oct2021;  Night Blossoms; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51635871463/ .

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Alcohol 20211015a//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js .
15Oct2021:  Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail.  “Winds of Change” was used in entry (27 Oct 2021) at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2021/10/27/winds-change/ , and is saved at >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51595192081/ .

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Alcohol 20211011c//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js  .
11Oct2021;  This one has no name.  Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51592933032/ .

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Wings 20211010a//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
10Oct2021;  “Wings” was used in “Paulan Gordan Legacy” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/paulan-gordon-legacy/ . Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51594700430/ .

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Alcohol 20210818//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
18Aug2021; First try at “alcohol painting”, Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51593576796/ .

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Fatigue 20210714a//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
14Jul2021; “Fatigue” was used in entry at https://truthfulkindness.com/2021/07/18/overwhelming-fatigue/ , Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51594699965 .

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CloudyHeart 20210525a//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
25May2021; “Cloudy Heart”; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51592984827 .

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Night Thoughts//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
18Mar2021; Night Thoughts ; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51596291680/ .

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8xPaisley 20210206a//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
06Feb2021; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51592984487 .

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Harnessed Passion//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
06Feb2021; “Harnessed Passion” ; Clicking on the picture above will take you to HiRes copy of this digital Painting at my Flickr Acct.  From there, if you click on picture, you can see greater detail. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/194191353@N04/51595596408/ .

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December Star2020 (Designed as gift for Harry Urban to look like embroidery).  Harry’s index on my blogsite is at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/ .

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Heart wrappings was originally done as gift for a specific friend with dementia

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Design and crochet collar Oct2016. Also designed fragrances for family.  This photo was used in 28Oct2016 blog page description of creating my personal fragrance (composed of essential oils).  https://truthfulkindness.com/2016/10/28/fragrance-craft-and-my-nose/ .  PS: i was never taught to crochet; do not know standard “stitches” and cannot follow pattern.  i was covering hangers as gifts when my mother-in-law told me that i was crocheting … and that there was an easier way to do it.  So stitches in this collar may have names, but i have never been taught to do those stitches.  i made this with reminder hints like “12 basic then give 3 twists and double back, along with some fanciful knots, etc.

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. “Snowflake below was drawn 09Nov2015 to go with a Family history entry, then i used it and others i drew to create photoshop graphic for blog entry above.

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Sep2015; Crochet collar, and set of cuffs for Autumn/Winter.  This is my 5th attempt at making cuffs — and this time I finally succeeded. Coping mechanisms: Keep simple instructional videos from youTube handy for when I forget how to cast-on. Use only multiples of 3, 7, or 12 stitches, so if it looks like I have been doing only a few stitches then it must be 3, or if a lot then it is a multiple of 12. Cannot keep track of which direction I am going when I get interrupted, so every time I change direction I move my “stitch marker”.

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Made fabric flowers on teeny elastic bands, to fit over hair clamps around my head-covering. 2015.

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Made Turtle for Blog entry 10Oct2014.  Me and hats, LOL !

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Drew this to go with a piece i wrote 19Jul2013 .  You can see affect of my tremors.

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Started drawing swans when i was about 7yo. Special pet in 1990s was a large goose named “Peep”.  Came up with this simplified logo near the year i turned 50yo; 2007 ( about 7 years after dementia symptoms began).

.. Dementia symptoms began dramatically in Feb 1999. i began “doodling” architectural designs when i was a teenager, but never pursued architecture as a vocation — too involved with early-childhood education.  After dementia symptoms began, lost job, driver’s license, etc, so i had plenty of time for other things.  Designed and submitted entire blueprint set for two-level craftsman-style, ADA home 2003-2004 .

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.LINKS:  >>
http://weavesilk.com/ ;
https://truthfulkindness.com/2018/03/05/crafting-tips-memory/ ;
https://truthfulkindness.com/2015/09/22/craft-project-week/ ;
https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/10/02/arts-crafts-dementia-intro/ ;

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