Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Season's Greetings

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.
Linda Arandas

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Joy, Love, Family

Making prayer flags has become quite a healing journey for me, as an artist.  Working on a smaller scale enables me to create works, without feeling overwhelmed.  As I pause to remember what is special to me at Christmas time, I see joy, love and family all around me.   ~ Jamie Fingal



Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

Prayer Flags made by Jamie Fingal  "Hope" for the world we live in

"Love" for family and friends

"Art" for making my world more beautiful

"Dream" the big dreams

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fly Your Own Flags!

Jamie Fingal - I created these three flags for the Havel's Sewing blog, for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make them. "Beauty"



Fly Your Own Flags - Havel's Sewing Blog link is here

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Collection of Flags

Today is a collection of flags made by Frances Bertles. She is 77 and has Parkinson's and has put these together using glue, found objects and paint.
Thank you or sharing these Frances.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Flower Prayer Flag

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

Prayer Flags for October- Cancer Awareness Month

 Margarita Korioth shares the flags she has made for Cancer Awareness Month.

She has shared her process on her blog.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Seasons Changing

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.

You can see the original piece of fabric here, and the garland here if you so wish.

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."

Juliet Ayer

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


In the "language of flowers" the bluebell symbolizes kindness. When my friend's son recently died she asked for people to do a random act of kindness in memory of her son. I pray that this flag brings her comfort and reminds her of the many good deeds that will continue to be done, inspired by her son's kind-hearted character.

Linda Arandas

Sunday, September 29, 2013

World Peace

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

Quilting Arts magazine

Article in October/November issuer of Quilting Arts

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.

My Protection and Light flags

Jane LaFazio has written a wonderful piece on prayer flags and about what we do here on this blog.

Flags from Jane LaFazio and Julie Hernandez

Hopefully, seeing this will inspire more to get involved.

Flags from Jamie Fingal

Thank you to Jane, and of course Vivika

Jamie Fingal and Martha Wolfe

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dancing Illness Away

This is my latest Prayer Flag for my friend Deryn who is now facing 24 weeks of chemotherapy to cure her cancer. I wish her & everyone else who is ill a long & healthy life.

Juliet Ayer

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Light a Candle

Prayer Flag for my friend, Yvonne Porcella. Light a candle on Monday, September 23rd, for her cancer to go into remission. Saying a prayer for you!

Monday, September 16, 2013

for a much loved Grandpa

My grandchildren, Chloe - 9 and Rylan  - 8 made these Prayer Flags to cheer up their Grampa Dan as he begins chemotherapy this week.

Grampa's favourite!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Collection of Flags

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.

Kim Heidemeyer

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tolly's Jewels

"Tolly's Jewels" --the breeze will send wishes to and from her precious jewels...her daughters! My sister-in-law, Tolly is going to get well and be healthy...family is beautiful.~~ Pat

Monday, September 2, 2013

New Flags Flying!

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

For the Garden

Mostly all of the prayer flags that I (Jamie Fingal) have made, grace the wall inside my studio.  Today, I made some with stenciled houses on them, to hang in the garden at home

A view in the garden

Another view - they are 2-sided.  Blessings for our house!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Collection for the Neighbourhood

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."