When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two signs (危机) and ever since John F. Kennedy used this trope on 12 April 1959 for a speech he delivered in Indianapolis there has been a misperception that one sign represents “danger“, and the other represents “opportunity“. Truth is though, that the second sign stands for crucial/critical point.
If you think about it however, you will realise that a crisis is indeed an opportunity. It is an opportunity for us to look inside us and find ways to make the best of that hard period of time. As most of you already know our country is going through a phase that has significantly changed our lifestyle forcing us among other things to become more inventive while at the same time giving us free time that most of us had long been looking for. Time to discover our talents which we can probably now develop at a lower cost as we have much less to lose.
With this in mind and the sweet misperception of the Chinese meaning of the word crisis we decided in collaboration with the girl behind the blog La Mysterieuse Bibliothecaire Athena Koutromanos to start a new column based on an idea of hers, called Girls In Crisis! Girls In Crisis are you and me and your best friend who love beautiful things but with our budget having sunk to unbelievable depths we took the decision to not let this situation drag us down. We’ve decided that once every month we will be meeting at Athena’s house, you and your friends at your house (and who knows, perhaps altogether in the same place some time in the future) to craft what we can’t afford to buy anymore.
So here’s what Girls In Crisis are. A happy group of friends who gather together, devour home baked delicacies, listen to music and talk about boys, politics and the world over a cup of tea or coffee. A bit naive the most sceptical of you might think but it’s ok we can live with it ’cause after all naivety is a thing missing from our world 😉
In our first meeting we started with something really simple to decorate our home and yes, we did take some pictures of the whole venture hoping that our clumsy hands will soon become articulate enough for better constructions.
This column does not aim to teach you how to do things, our goal is simply to motivate you to take advantage of your hidden talents and if the result is not the best, no worries Sunshines because what you made is yours, was made by you and is thus more valuable than any similar item you could have bought.
So, go look in your drawers for lost buttons, unused carton, misplaced magazines or forgotten bows from presents and start crafting! Girls In Crisis will be here to give you inspiration, keep you motivated and hey, if you want to show us what you made just send us your creations at info[at]lagrecejaime[dot]com or upload them on instagram with the hashtags #girlsincrisis and #lagrecejaime and we will be posting them here at La Grèce J’aime!
PS This is an introduction to the whole project written by me but will be followed by articles written by Athena Koutromanos. The Girls In Crisis taking part in this gathering are Athena from La Mysterieuse Bibliothecaire, Anna from Spotlights on the Redhead, Eirini from Fashion Reactor, Eirini from Koumbaki, Jo from The Amethyst and the Emerald, Olga, Katerina from Red Rose Cheeks ,who is also responsible for all those beautiful photos, and last but not least my partner in crime Giota from Pretty n Yummy.