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What am I celebrating today?

May 24, 2020

Today is Tiara Day – so dust yours off and wear it proudly.

Do I have a tiara?  Nope, I have two.

Here are some examples:

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What am I knitting?

May 22, 2020

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Dutch elementary school teacher, Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Dui, missed her students when classes were cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.  So she knitted little dolls that represented each of her students.  She made sure that to include details special to each student in her creations – freckles, glasses, hairstyles, etc.

When completed, she shared a photo of her dolls with her students and their parents – and they were delighted.

Classes will soon be back in session, but Ms. Meinster-Van der Dui says she will continue to make dolls of her students in the future.

Story and more information here

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What should we otter celebrate?

May 22, 2020

Today is World Otter Day

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Where am I visiting?

May 21, 2020
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What am I sappy dog blogging?

May 15, 2020

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Tripping the light fantastic

May 13, 2020

ref: Colossal

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

May 12, 2020

Although traditionally regarded as a symbol of  Eastern religions such as Tantric Buddhism, Shintoism, and Jainism,  mandalas (mandala = circle in Sanscrit) are found in many cultures, such as Mesoamerican, Native American, and Scandavian, among others.

In addition, mandalas have been adopted by some modern western people as a symbol of wholeness or the universe.

In his autobiography, psychologist Carl Jung wrote, “I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, … which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time. … Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: … the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious.”

Mandalas can be beautiful and striking in design which, no doubt adds to their appeal.

Mayan compass – wikicommons

Navaho sand painting
Icelandic Helm of Awe
Carl Jung
Carl Jung mandala