Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Happy Flag Project

There is a wonderful article on AL.com about the Dahli Lama's visit to Birmingham and the Happy Flag Project along with many photos.



This was a wonderful project to be a part of and as you will see in the photos it took a village to make it happen.  There were so many beautiful thoughts, prayers and art shared and from what I could see on the posts on Facebook the flags made the event even more special!
Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kindness Given

Anne Gailhbaud, from France, has shared many of her prayer flags with us and when her friend heard that Anne's husband was very ill she knew just the right thing to give to Anne:

Thank you Anne for sharing your friends beautiful prayers for you and your husband.  We wish you both many healing prayers and love.
Anne has photos of many beautiful flags on her Flickr Page: https://www.flickr.com/groups/1715420@N23/

Sunday, September 21, 2014

For a Friend


Anja Kieboom from http://www.scrapitch.over-blog.com wrote to share with us how she made a prayer flag for a friend who suffers from cancer:


I wrote the words down in the normal way on a piece of fusible interfacing that i ironed back to front to get the mirror image on the back to do the free sewing correctly.
 Every stitch i made was a prayer for her. I hope she'll find a lot of courage to battle this treacherous disease.At the same time I hope that the prayers will be carried to those who also suffer and hope they will find the strength to cope with it.


I used a big, old nail I found somewhere for the hanging. Nails, as we sometimes see in old paintings, are supposed to be the symbol of great suffering.  I added ribbons to help the prayers to be swept along.





I created the black and white flower pattern by using a gelli plate to finish the back of the prayer flag.

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful flag with us Anja!  Her blog is in French but the beautiful photos and artwork speak volumes in any language!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Peace Bunting


With the Nato Summit taking place just down the road from here today, I am hoping my humble Peace Bunting will send some good vibes.

Peace Flags Deborah O'Hare

This is a project that used up a quilt looking for a new life.
Wishing Peace to you all! Deborah

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Celebration of Life




Michele Bilyeu:

"My sister-in-law, Shelley, along with my youngest brother, Rick, fought a courageous 10 month battle with her Stage 4  diagnosis of small squamous cell cancer late last year. She lost that battle a week and a half ago while staying in Seattle, where she had been going every three weeks for chemotherapy, flying from their home in Juneau, Alaska to Seattle for chemotherapy.

They had tried and exhausted every kind of chemotherapy drug, and even tried experimental therapies in hopes of prolonging her life. That she lived a full 10 months with a terminal, late stage diagnosis and survived long enough to meet her first grandson is a testament to the determination of the human spirit against impossible odds......."
read more at: A Celebration of Life...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Splash

The prayer flags were created during the community event, Splash from Loveproject.
The event was to helps save our water.






Splash prayerflags were unique as the youth not only created the flags but they had to take photos and turn them in to digital media.






- Karen

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Love Project Drop In

This was made with Organic sand cherry tree and berry paint on raw cotton 
by Karen from Love Project.


The remaining flags were made by the youth (ages 2 to 18) and mentors at Love Project.












Thank you for sharing these beautiful flags Love Project!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Prayer Flags for Birmingham, AL

Last weekend I held a mini workshop in my town for our "sister project" (The Happy Prayer Flag Project) and we created dozens of flags that will be sent to the city of Birmingham, AL to welcome the Dalai Lama this fall. Learn more about this wonderful project here. We had children of all ages creating flags, sewing, embroidering, and coloring their hopes and dreams in cloth. What a blessing to be able to share Carrie Bloomston's project!
- Vivika

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spiritfest

Karen from www.loveproject.ca has submitted these lovely photos of prayer flags created during Spiritfest, June 27-30 2014.  Spiritfest is a weekend of Music, Nature & Art in Mansfield Outdoor Centre, Ontario, Canada.











Thank you for sharing!