While looking at my originaldragonfly macrame, I really fell inlove with the pattern on the side pieces. It felt… serene.

“Transcend” dragonfly macrame wall hanging by Grace Lucille

I imagined making an entire wall hanging of this pattern and eventually made one with natural colored rope, and then later in dusty rose. I originally thought these would be lovely pieces for a nursery, and have envisioned them in soft pink and soft blue.

“Serenity” wall hangings by Grace Lucille

I later made a mini version of this pattern, andwrote all about it here.

Mini “Serenity” wall hanging featuring amazonite stones by Grace Lucille

For me, the concept of serenity transcends the mind and emotions. It is the centered still place of the spirit, where peace and contentment flow. This experience is what I’ve attempted to convey with this macrame design- it is what I feel when…

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Golden Flowers – The Power of Yellow


Last summer I began working on healing my third chakra. This energy center is located at the solar plexus, and deals with issues of personal power and will. It is associated with the color yellow, and often linked to the fiery power of the sun. (Here’s a link that explains more about the Third Chakra)

One of the first things I did during my healing process was to focus on the color yellow. I wanted to create a fiber art wall hanging in different shades of yellow. The following is what I eventually created:

Golden Flowers crocheted wall hanging by Grace Lucille

I crocheted the three large mustard flowers with wool yarn, the two lighter flowers with cotton, and the tiny two golden flowers with some old embroidery floss I inherited from my mother many years ago. I insisted on having three different types of flowers to represent…

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An Open Heart


I’m finding it quite difficult to write this post, mostly because I can’t seem to find the right words to explain what is an experience that goes beyond words. All attempts to describe the spiritual using words will be lacking and incomplete, and that’s why it’s easier to communicate through art and music and the like.

A few months ago I created a wall hanging for my new baby and planned to make one for each of my children. I asked my daughter what colors she would like for hers and she told me she wanted a heart. I wanted to stick with the original design because of its womb symbolism, but then wondered if I could create the same technique with a heart shape.

I finally decided to try this as my daughter’s birthday was approaching. It was also around Valentine’s day and as it happened, I’d already been…

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my girl

Tonight, after I put my kids to bed, I found myself hanging streamers and blowing up balloons when I'd prefer to be asleep (or maybe watching Parks & Recreation).  Ah, yes, I have finally succumbed to the stage of parenthood where I do stuff for my kid's birthday. Truth is, it's really fun. I'm super … Continue reading my girl