Sunday, December 30, 2012

300 flags 300 blessings

Today I created and hung my 300th prayer flag  ... one prayer flag a day.

300 blessings ...
joining with hundreds and thousands of blessings carried on the breath of LOVE.

300 opportunities ...
to create
to pause
to reflect
to meditate
to stitch
to connect with another
to reduce
to consider the essence
to drink of the fountain of the wisdom of poets, writers, musicians, artists
to belong
to console

300 days where I knew I was...

May these 300 blessings join with all gestures of goodwill ...
invigorating and enlivening and inspiring and blessing our world.

Liz Pearce

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Annie Wade here. After seeing Diana Trout's call on Facebook to make Prayer Flags for Newtown...I made the flags shown on this post...and blogged about it here.

Diana has since teamed up with Leighanna Light who also has a facebook page...The Hope Flag Project.

You can send flags which will be delivered to Sandy Hook...or hang them in your own back yard.

This is such a worthy project.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Jane LaFazio,
Diana Trout and Leighanna Light.

From the bottom of my heart...Thank You.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Prayer Flag posting

Hello dear prayer flag makers around the world! 

Thank you so much for participating and making flags for yourself, others and the world. Many of you are posting beautiful and meaningful flags on our prayer flag project flickr group ~ thank you. 

As administrator of this blog, I need some help or a new way to get your flags onto this blog. The flickr group is full of flags that never make it to this blog. The system that does work is when you email me ( and send me a jpeg and description and your blog address (if you have one) and then I post the flags on this blog.

There are options. If you are a regular blogger, and know how to use blogger, you can become a co-administrator of this blog and post directly. (Just email me for permission)

Another option is for me to post directly from your posts on the flickr group. That means I often won't have the information behind the flag, or your real name, or link to your blog (if you have one). 

So, I need some help, some suggestions! 
Please, let me know your thoughts. I want this blog to continue, and I need some help.

Jane LaFazio 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Remembering Them

So don't be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don't know what work they are accomplishing within you?"

---Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Linda Miller here, this flag is shared in honor of the recent tragedy... see more on my blog.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

May you be well, may you be happy

Gaia writes 
"My prayer specially goes out to an elderly lady known to my family who has been missing for last couple of months. May she hear our prayers and find her way home soon.

l hand stitched this flag by using some naturally dyed fabric at home. I have appliqued couple leaves of the 'peepal/bo tree' which is scared to Buddhists."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

prayers for Andy

Juliet Ayer  writes "This is the latest Prayer Flag for my friend Andy for precious, vibrant, health. He's awaiting the results of a scan he had last week which he is very worried about, as he fears that it may be the return of his non-Hodgkins lymphoma."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

from Alaska

Michele Bilyeu  sends these images and writes "During a time of intense personal challenges where I have often asked for shared prayers, and well wishes for members of my immediate family, the designing of prayer flags has been a natural progression of my fiber art.  I am always in prayer, and endlessly creating prayers flags from the simplest of fabric strips that I hang from trees or my prayer arch outside, to genuine Buddhist prayer flags specially delivered from the city of Mungpoo in the Darjeeling District of the Himalayan mountains from a dear Buddhist Himalayan blogging friend, to these special art flags that I created for Oceanside Museum of Art

I have followed this Prayer Flag Project blog for a very long time, and have loved all of the beautiful flags that everyone has created. So, it was a a delight to extend my thoughts, my prayers, and the making of my own flags to a greater, and deeper meaning as I created my prayer flags for submission to the Oceanside Museum of Arts Prayer Flag Project and their project submission, now to be included as part of this group!

My flags were made on my own painted fabric with raw edge applique, beads and inkjet printing. They include quotations from well known sources on their fronts, and my own prayer flag blessings (in poetic form) on each of the backs of the flags to tie them into my themes.  

Knowing that my three prayer flags are flying high with so many beautiful creations,in California,  I know that so much goodness and intent is being manifested during all of our personally challenging times and the current challenges of Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy on the East Coast.  We are all combining our energies of manifestation, and healing from East to West, and West to East and the thoughts and prayers of so many only intensify with the height, the depth, and the breadth that all of these external energies of rain, wind, and storm!"