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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
I will share more flags with you after the upcoming July workshop, too.
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
are some more photos of our group’s prayer flags. We plan on hanging them
outside the art center on July 2nd.
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."
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