Friday, July 18, 2014

Thank You

What a lovely response from a generous crowd! Several prayer flag project participants stepped up and volunteered to help with the administration of the blog. I'm happy to report that Lisa Chin, art quilter, surface designer, and all around team player will be the new blog administrator.
Lisa is an avid maker of many things, most notably for this blog, of prayer flags. Just look at the strings of flags she's made using Sun Shibori, and stenciling. I can't wait to see where Lisa's leadership will take the group. Please join me in welcoming Lisa as she embarks on this new creative adventure!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Winds of Change

The Prayer Flag Project blog is undergoing some changes. After several years in her role as moderator, Deborah O'Hare has decided to step aside and has asked for someone else to take the lead. I can't thank Deborah enough for her commitment to keeping this blog going. Deborah's presence will be sorely missed. It is a labor of love and, as we all know, love, peace, and hope are what this blog is all about.

For the time being, I will be moderating the blog. However, with such a busy schedule, I'm afraid I don't have the time to post more than once a week. My hope is that someone out there who cares about continuing the Prayer Flag Project will be moved to take the helm.

I am looking for a volunteer to continue the project. The time commitment is about an hour a week, probably a bit more in the beginning as you learn the platform, but blogging is easy and fun.

A few other changes: the new email address for sending images of your flags for us to post is:
prayerflagproject@gmail.com.

All emails/requests/posts will be made or scheduled on the weekend.

Thank you to all of the artists around the globe who have kept this blog alive with images of their beautiful flags. I have always believed that we can change the world, one flag at a time.

Best to you,
Vivika

Monday, July 7, 2014

Spreading the Fun

Linda here... I wanted to share some photos with you from recent prayer flag workshops that I have led.  It is good the share the process with others as they delve into the (often) new territory of creating flags.  Fun was had by all!


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I will share more flags with you after the upcoming July workshop, too.





Monday, June 30, 2014

Flags for Friends

Anne from France has sent us some flags that she has made for some friends.


"I have made 2 flags for friends:
One is for France who lives in Quebec and has some problems finding a place to work and live. She has some very new projects and I hope they can be realised. (On the flag is the Tower Eiffel for France and the Quebec flag for our 2 countries)."


"The second is for BEATRICE (an old friend also )who is very ill and cannot walk; she is in handicap "situation; so I give her WINGS (fairy, angel, dragon fly...) and the help of hollies...The feather brooch is in silver and from my mother..............sometimes we loose feathers....................."

Anne

Friday, June 27, 2014

Community Flags

Alexandria Zettler from this post has sent us some more images of a community project


"Here are some more photos of our group’s prayer flags. We plan on hanging them outside the art center on July 2nd.
Our focus is sending positive intentions out into the community, giving thanks for our island community, and mine are hopes and dreams for my daughters. Our group leader chose the traditional Buddhist prayer flag colors and we are hanging them in that order when we put them on the line outside. These are just a few. We have over a hundred flags made."

Zandy Zettler


A Heartfelt Collection

From Carrie Austin


"Hello,  This is my first time posting my prayer flags, though I've been reading the posts quite often on your blog.  Thanks for the inspiration to make these!   Garden Prayer Flags: The last couple of years I've made some memorial prayer flags, and flags representing each of my kids, but this year I'm loving the actual idea of a prayer flag. Writing a prayer on a flag and letting the prayer travel as far as the wind blows is a beautiful thought.  These are my prayers for the people I love: HEAL for my 7 year old niece Elina's heart! She's had to have open heart surgery, with more procedures to come.  This is also made for any physical healing needed by others. LOVE, A prayer of love for those missing their angels in heaven, no matter the age. I pray that we can feel their love for us, and love others to honor them. I added my angel baby Cassidy's name for me, but it's for everyone. PEACE for those experiencing a pregnancy after a loss. It's the second hardest thing I've done in my life, after losing a baby. Nobody else understands the anxiety of every minute, so I pray that my friends will feel some peace in the days and months ahead.  HOPE for those struggling with infertility.  I pray for them to have hope in God's plan, and hope in good things to come! Thanks again for inspiring the world in crafting beauty."   Carrie Austin





In Celebration

Lis Harwood has made this flag for her husband.


"I made it for my beloved, Alan, who was 70 years old this weekend (but we are whispering that large number).  His favourite colour is deep red.  He saw me working on the flag but had no idea it was for him, only when I gave it to him on Sunday did he say that he'd particularly noticed it because of the colours but hadn't thought it might be for him, he loves it.  My prayers on it are for Love, Joy, Health and Long Life."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Beautiful Collection

Today we hear from Rebecca Mishler who lives in a senior apartment.
She has made these flags for the other residents


"Aloha, These are my first quilted prayer flags, Faith, Hope, Love.  I live in a senior apartment, hoping to send a good message to the seniors here."



"I hope these messages give them joy.  There is a lot of lonely people here."  Rebecca Mishler 


Monday, June 23, 2014

"Flags for my daughters"

"These are flags I made for my daughters, Tessa Marie (24) and Anna Louise (14). As I drew/painted each one, I thought about the gifts I would like to them to receive and to give via the elements, air or spirit, earth, water, sky, and fire. As a group, we are meeting every Wednesday night to make flags and hope to hang them outside the Cedar Key Art Center fairly soon. The experience has been fantastic. My older daughter has MS, so these flags feel very dear to me."

Alexandria W. Zettler.
EARTH


FIRE


SKY


WATER


SPIRIT


More flags from France



"I made my prayer in french.
I love the little fairy and I want make a prayer for protect all the fairies.
My blog address :http://atelierbynath.blogspot.fr
Thank you for this beautiful project ...
Friendly
Bynath"

Monday, June 16, 2014

Garden Trio



From Carolyn Hanson.
"My second little flag trio is for our backyard. The first picture I snapped captured magical little rainbow prisms of color, not visible to the naked eye. No photo filters were used; must be the sweet power of prayer~
Continued thanks for your inspiring blog.
Always,

Care"

Friday, June 13, 2014

a new contributor


My first attempts were inspired by your blog. 
On left, (partially covered w/clothespin!) hopes for my ailing Scottie dog. 
Middle: my broken heart when my other Scottie died after first one recovered. 
Right: my first attempt, including wool felting, for my 5 children's hopes & dreams. 

Sent to us from "farrboot"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A trio of flags

Today we hear from Care Hanson




I've hung & loved Tibetan prayer flags for years, but never thought to create my own until seeing your lovely blog posts.
This trio was made as a birthday gift for my son-in-law, an avid gardener and brand new dad. Sewn into the scraps are thoughts of love & peace for him, my daughter & grand baby, Luciana.
Thanks for the inspiration; next I'll sew a few for our backyard~

Care Hanson

Monday, June 9, 2014

Prayer Flags from France

by Anne

Anne Gailhbaud from France has sent us these photos of the flags she has made with her daughter and grandchildren.


by RaphaĆ«lle 5 

Theophile, 3

by Anne's daughter

by Anne

This last one has been done for her son who has a very important exam this week.
Merci Beaucoup Anne!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sun Salutations

Here is a little prayer flag that I recently painted for my garden. I based it on the following quote:
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
Linda
Dandelion Ink Studio

Thursday, May 29, 2014

More from the Global Piecers


Teresa Mitchell  is another member of the Global Piecers mentioned in our last post. Her flags are ready to leave Scotland and fly off around the world.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Flags by the Global Piecers



Lis Harwood has joined us to tell us about the prayer flag swap she is organising as co-ordinate of the Global Piecers group.

"These "Global Piecer" prayer flags will be flying off around the world and were made with some very special friends in thought and prayer.  On each flag is written the particular prayers for the individual.  

The prayer flag to the far right was made for a very special "indigo sister" who is caring for four different loved ones with severe illnesses/problems at the moment and hasn't a moment or the energy to care about herself.  My prayer flag for her includes prayers and tears.


Lis has put together an interesting post on how she put these flags together here.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A pick me up.


Here is a flag sent to us by Vickie

 "I've been praying for someone whose been going through a tough time lately,
 I thought she could use a special little pick-me-up.
 As long as I can remember she's played the piano, sung in church and in can-tata's.
 For many years I stood behind her watching her hands move across the keys of an old upright piano while words of God's love were embedded in my heart from the old time hymns she sang." 


Vickie

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Heart


Here is a flag sent  by Beverly Hilbert of Arlington VA.

"I have attached the prayer flag I made on Sunday at Artistic Artifacts. One of the members made the base. The collage was made from the collection of goodies at my table. It was fun to do." 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Protect


Prayer Flag by Judy Gula, owner of Artistic Artifacts 

" At my shop, Artistic Artifacts, I host Judy’s Altered Minds, a fiber/mixed media art group that meets monthly, and the April 27 meeting was devoted to creating prayer flags. Because of a teaching obligation I had to miss the fun that day, but I wanted to participate too! I began with fabric I monoprinted using a Gelli Arts™ Gel Printing Plate, collected scraps of ribbon and fabric. I laid out fabric strips and ribbon as I sewed the seam to create the hanging sleeve, so in one step I had the addition of hanging embellishments too. This is one of the flags I made dedicated to the idea of protecting our teenagers from suicide. Unfortunately our local High School has lost several students to suicide in the recent years, and it has affected my community greatly. Please visit my blog to learn more: http://www.artisticartifacts.com/blog/?p=2674