Saturday, February 23, 2013

Prayer Flags from Norway

 Veronique is a teacher in Norway who shares with us some of the flags created by her pupils.

It is an ongoing project that she has been doing for the last 2 to 3 years.

The themes have included Peace, and a look at attitudes that create a good atmosphere in and out of the classroom.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Circle Project

Today, Emi shares some photos from a project she is working on in India.

"The Circle Project was started by Sankalp Khanna from New Delhi, India and aims at moving towards establishing a holistic society by connecting the youth from rural and urban spaces through the creation of a shared platform beyond the classroom in which children participate in core-life skills based workshops in yoga, art, theatre, sports, and so on that will enable them to arrive at a better understanding of themselves and their surroundings. 
"I am co-facilitating with Sankalp the art + observation workshop in Ramgarh, a rural small mountain town in Northern India with local youth and would love to share our prayers flags in your project blog"

Thanks to Emi for sharing this with us.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blessings in the Wind

Liz Pearce in New Zealand.
I am coming to the end of my year-long one-prayer-flag-a -day project.
I thought I would finish with a series of prayer flags, reflecting the Christian season of Lent.
This means extending my commitment for a few weeks but it seems a fitting conclusion.
I have learnt much about myself and my creativity during this year 
but, most of all, I have come to love this world and those who inhabit it a little bit more.
Making a daily prayer flag, rich in blessing, is a powerful tool for growing compassion.

Liz Pearce

Find out more about Liz's year long commitment, and see all the flags she made here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

from the Heart

Blog land has been awash with hearts today. Mine included :)
Thinking that it would be nice to have a heart here, I have quickly made this, showing that the flags do not always have to be intricate, beautifully stitched pieces. This was done in well under an hour, using textile pens and some very simple stitching.

It is already dark here in the U.K. so not the best photo, but I would like to wish all our readers and contributors, the Valentine's day they wish for.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inspiring others

Today we hear from Meg Glasgow

I was so inspired by your project, I brought it to our community in Eagle (just outside Boise, Idaho).The attached photos show the installation of 30+ flags created by artists of all ages outside my gallery.  I hosted a flag-making workshop and invited people to bring in their own creations to be displayed through the month of February. The response was wonderful! People were teary telling me stories about the inspiration for their flags.  It was such a hit, we my make this an annual event.

This is the link to my webpage and the project

Thank you for idea and inspiration! It has touched so many people in my community and brought many smiles and warm memories.


Meg Glasgow

Monday, February 4, 2013


Jamie Fingal - gearing up for surgery, and thought it would be nice to have this in the room where I am going to recover at home.  Saying a meditation everyday for healing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Thanks Mum

Today my friend Joy Morgan shares this flag with us.

"I just finished this Prayer flag. It's called Thanks Mum. It's to send thanks to my mum for giving me my love of stitch, be it with needle, needles or hook. I've heard it's best if Prayer flags fly from the highest point (to carry the prayer in the wind) so mine is flying from my attic window which is also my stitching space.
Quite unintentionally my Prayer flag ended up the shape of the little pinnies/aprons my mum often wore. So Thanks mum." Joy