by Nicole Maki
I met Juliann last week during the Craft Social Tweet-Up on Twitter (do you follow Gauche Alchemy at Twitter? You should). She suffers with more chronic illnesses than anyone I’ve ever known. In her own words,
But it’s enough to know that I am in pain every minute and that I struggle with fatigue and mental health problems constantly. Crafting is my way to try to deal with all of this.
As a person who has been through, and is presently traversing, health problems; her situation really touched my heart.
When reading Juliann’s blog, I came across a request. And in that request, a way that I could do something to let her know that I’m there for her. That people care.
Can you give me a hand?
I mean that literally! I’m asking you and anyone, everyone, young and old to send me a cutout of a hand, decorated any way you please and made from whatever materials suit your fancy. I’ll use these hands to cheer myself on by affixing them to the bare walls in my room and also sending hands to anyone else who seems to need one. Please write your name or nick on the back so I/we will know who is lending their hand to this project (And if you send other contact details I will write you a thank-you note eventually!)
My answer is Yes! Yes, Juliann. I can give you a hand. And I hope it is something to cheer you and remind you that help is out there. If any of you want to give Juliann a hand too, please send your hand to:The Sick Chick P.O. Box 904 Cary, NC 27512-0904 Here is the hand I made using paper from Career Girl Mixed Media kit ,cards from the Acme Mixed Media Kit , punchinella as a stencil and lots and lots of Scarlet Fever.