Hello! I wanted to share a photo of a few of the prayer flags I've been making to share with friends and family this Christmas. They are hand painted in acrylic on canvas. I make the crowns from paper scraps, permanent markers and swarovski crystals. On the back of each one I write a message of hope for the new year.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Yvonne Moxen has sent us this flag
"I have added 5 flags to the group album but this one is very special to me, I made it for my Mother in law when she was very ill in hospital. Made from recycled denim jeans and other bits and bobs with hand embroidery."
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Deborah here. Today I wanted to show how I like to make my flags by recycling or re-purposing fabrics and bits and pieces that I already have.
Many of the flags that I have created have been from discarded projects or bits left over.
This flag is no exception.
I recently had a tidy up and sort out and found a piece of fabric that I had printed and forgotten about. A friend suggested I use it to make a flag, and while pondering what to do, my eye was caught by a garland of leaves that I made, and which have seen better days.
I removed some of the leaves and the two elements seemed made for each other.
I did toy with the idea of adding some text but decided to just let the flag speak for itself and I am using it to send all of you good wishes as this time of changing seasons, be they Autumnal or otherwise, external or internal.
I think that turning these bits into Prayer Flags is a great way use up that stash. try a new technique while also creating something that hopefully others will find comforting in times of distress or life enhancing, and hopefully I have inspired you do do the same.
Monday, October 14, 2013
"This is a new Prayer Flag for my brother Laurence who is fighting depression & severe anxiety. Deirdre is Daphne's twin & together they are dancing illness away for not only Laurence & Deryn, but for everyone else who needs this prayer."
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Today we have our first flag from Linda Geiger who was inspired by the article in Quilting Arts.
"I saw the story in Quilting Arts Magazine and was instantly inspired to create a flag....and I actually finished it! Here's my first, and absolutely not my last prayer flag, a prayer for peace for all the world. I added fabric strips to catch the wind even more, to help the flag spread the prayer, because we all can use help as we pray for world peace.
I really enjoyed working on the flag, and do also plan to add more to the project as time permits"
More details can be found on Linda's Blog
Friday, September 27, 2013
Have you seen the new issue of Quilting Arts magazine?
I usually get my copy digitally so I was thrilled to receive this hard copy in the mail this morning.
Jane LaFazio has written a wonderful piece on prayer flags and about what we do here on this blog.
Hopefully, seeing this will inspire more to get involved.
Thank you to Jane, and of course Vivika
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Here is a picture of my prayer flag. I love this idea. This is the first prayer flag I have made, but it won't be my last. Good wishes are on the wind today.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
I have a new set of flags flying
first for the camera and then into the snail-mail as they are a prayer flag trade
with a group trade with that started out ATC's
and also features arty side trades.
it is these side trades that often catch my fancy.
Here is my latest offering to the air all around us!
aloha , Sonja
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Barb E Rickard has made a collection of flags to hang in her garden.
"I've just made a baker's dozen of prayer flags that are now hanging in my garden. The photos are posted on my blog along with a little story as to why I've decided to hang them and the plan to create more."