Here are some photos of a series of prayer flags created for a church Peace Garden. Each flag carries with it a desire to see change in the world. Our country and the world are faced with so many critical issues that this was a way for me to release some of my heart ache ant to affirm my intention to take action. - Evonne Waldo
Friday, June 3, 2016
These Messengers of Joy and Goodwill ©2016 dance in the wind, infused with good wishes and charged with compassion for all of nature’s sweet generosity.
•My wish is that each and
everyone of us finds our place, digs in and takes responsibility for a tiny bit of habitat, nurturing our connection to the spirit of nature.
• A hopeful reminder for all to grow a habitat garden, to share our spaces with nature.
• Show your wonder and awe of mother-nature.
• Invite nature in.
Be bold. Be brave. Be daring. Be unusual.
Just one step may begin a new journey.
Fly the flags
To see all the flags close up go to http://merrycox.com/flags
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
I made this prayer flag for my friend, Tiffany, who is in recovery from breast cancer. At the time I made it, her prognosis was uncertain as her cancer was very difficult and aggressive and was not responding to treatment as the doctor's had hoped. Today, I'm happy to report that she is thankfully on the recovery side of it having gone through a whole host of treatments and surgeries. I'm so thankful that she is alive and well!!YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!
Tiffany and I have been friends since middle school. She is a strong, gentle and kind soul. She is spiritual and is a yoga instructor. She eats and lives healthier than anyone I know. We went to our first concert together, she was my first friend to get married and have a baby, in college we took art classes together and ate lunch together in the covered patio overlooking the foundry. She travels yearly to India for instruction and yoga practice. I was so fortunate to meet up with her again this past summer for lunch at my cousin's house in New Orleans. It was so good to see her and hug her and wish her well for her fight and journey through this cancer. I was afraid she wasn't going to make it and I'm so thrilled and thankful that she did! I love you Tiffany!
The flag is made with batik from a favorite skirt of mine, part of a vintage cutter quilt, silk sari ribbon, and re-purposed prayer beads. It is both hand and machine stitched.
- Beth Pekins
Saturday, January 16, 2016
I wanted to share a magazine article with everyone at The Prayer Flag Project because I thought you might enjoy learning more about why Carrie Bloomston and her mother, Rhonda Greenberg, put together The Happy Flag Project in 2014. There is more to the story than just honoring His Holiness the Dali Lama. The story is in the current issue of Amy Butler's Blossom. You can read the entire magazine online (for FREE) by clicking on this link. Carrie's article is on page 143, however, in my opinion, the whole magazine is worth a read as it is filled with lots of beautiful eye candy, and wonderful articles. Enjoy!
Monday, December 7, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
South Coast Hospice is a Non-Profit Organization that provides Palliative care and support to people living with Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Motor Neuron Disease. Included in our programs is the care of children both infected and affected with Aids. (many Orphaned) The level of Tuberculosis (TB) and Multi drug resistant TB is extremely high in our region and we have a special team of dedicated carers who travel out everyday to treat these patientsWe work in a region of South Africa - KwaZulu Natal which has a Vast rural impoverished area, where the resources are low and yet the SPIRIT is abundant! Most of our work is done in the patient's homes and through our Mobile Clinic. We do have an In-Patient Unit - Kingfisher House, which offers respite to the patients and their families, pain and symptom Control as well as end of life care.
Every year family and friends of patients that have passed away in the year are invited to attend a special candle lighting ceremony. which is organized by our Grief and Bereavement Volunteers. Each person attending has walked an arduous journey with their loved one, attending the memorial ceremony will not be easy to do and for most, it will take an act of courage.
Our Hospice is humbled by the countless acts of bravery and dedication that families have shown to support their loved ones. This year we will ask them to draw close to each other and they will see the the prayer flags flying out for them, like the weary travelers climbing out through a dark ravine, and up towards the the sun.
The messages on the flags will speak to the bereaved of the beauty of love, the very presence of faith and hope, of compassion and the sheer joy of life!
These flags have been made by the children on our program, patients, staff, volunteers, families and our hospice community in a visual and vibrant display of our love and support for each other.