Arts and Crafts

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Arts and Crafts have been an important part of my life since i was very VERY young.
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).

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Apps 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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Umbrella Card (plans) at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/umbrella-card/ .

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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, LOL)

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Projects used in other blog entries:

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December Star2020 (Designed to look like embroidery).

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Heart wrappings was originally done as gift for a specific friend

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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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