Lotus Project Invites Participants to Make Morse Code Bracelets
The Lotus Project kicks off its winter session with a night of jewelry making at Just Bead It in North Beach Haven on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will create a bracelet using square and round beads to represent the dashes and dots that make up Morse Code, translating a word that has personal meaning for each individual while also keeping it private.
The Lotus Project is dedicated to offering a voice through the expression of art to those who have a loved one suffering from substance abuse. Classes act as a safe place for individuals seeking comfort and empowerment. Using art as a tool, the free classes help promote security, strength, healing and wellness along with conversation and connection with others in a similar situation.
“I am beyond grateful for the support of Stacey Fuessinger, owner of Just Bead It,” said Amy Carreno, founder of the Lotus Project. “I called Stacey and asked her if we could hold a Lotus class at Just Bead It. She didn’t pause in saying ‘yes.’ The positive response and support from Stacey rings true from so many people in our community. I am overwhelmed with joy; 2017 will be an amazing year for The Lotus Project.”
Other classes in February and March will be held at the Stafford Township Recreation Center in Manahawkin. Art projects will range from dreamcatchers and eraser poetry to gratitude trees and inspired drip coasters.
The Lotus Project will also hold its second annual Kick It fundraiser in May to help financially support the project going and help it become a recognized 501(C)3.
For more information, or to make a donation, visit the project’s Facebook page. —K.A.E.