Sometimes our greatest inspiration comes from our greatest pain. Not the ideal way to tap into things but there is such beauty in working through grief by honoring our creativity. From writing to sewing, cooking and crafting, I find creative expression to be an absolute saving grace in my life when it comes to working through the peaks and valleys. Today’s contributor is one with a story that speaks to me, friends.
After the loss of her son, Lucinda Snyder borrowed a sewing machine from a friend and kept her hands busy while her heart was on the mend. Her practice brought about a passion for creating that was unrivaled. Every piece in her shop, Lucends, is sewn by hand, from start to finish, so that she sends out bits of love in the shape of bags and pouches, quilts and pillows. The idea that working through grief by actively living and creating is the kind of paradigm shifting idea that propels me. The fact that Lucends is chock full of quality craftmanship and gorgeous design is just the icing on the cake. This Small Zipper Bag just might find its way into my hands, friends. A handful of creative love.
Lucends is giving away one large and one small Valerie bag to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, November 14th.
Please visit Lucends and tell us: How do you work through your sadness? In other words, where do you find the love when you need it the most?