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!

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