Friday, August 10, 2012

Prayer Flag entry

There's a call for entries to artists anywhere, to create a prayer flag which will be flown at the Oceanside Museum of Art in California in October. Since I walk the labyrinth and experience the Tibetan prayer flags there, this appealed to me as a timely project, in honor of the life of Handsome Partner.

So here's my entry: it's approximately 5 x 8 inches, on linen, with perle thread numbers 5 and 8, hardanger, drawn threadwork and fraying. On the back I'll put a pocket for hanging it, and inscribe the prayer and my name and date, but the prayer is between me and the wind! it honors HP's part in reintroducing me to the fiber arts, during his last years, when I could not leave his side to go to the studio up two flights, and switched to art forms that I could safely work in. No fumes, no danger to his health, and he could watch and enjoy the progress of my weaving, and stitching, and knitting and crocheting. So this prayer flag is a kind of acknowledgment of all that.

If you're interested in entering your own prayer flag, can be any approach as long as it's on fabric, go here for details:


10 comments:

maryann johnston, CMP said...

That is lovely, Liz!

Jane said...

Wonderful - a lovely, precious flag and a great idea.

Minimiss said...

Lovely idea and a great way to honour HP.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a wonderful tribute to HP - and the timing is certainly right. Very powerful.

annie1931 said...

Lovely work, Liz.

Isabelle said...

it is very nice. I love the linen fabrics for needle works.

Sandy said...

Lovely. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Sandra said...

Such a moving tribute.
Thanks for the info about the flags.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful tribute.
Thanks for the heads up about the flag project.

libbyquilter said...

linen is so yummy to work with and your prayer flag is wonderful.

i enjoy the peace that i find while involved in making these flags. it's been a re-introduction to the meaning of prayer and faith for me . . . time well spent at the beginnig of each day as i wake up with a cup of warm milky tea and admire the hummingbirds between stitches.

:-)
libbyQ