Thursday, February 23, 2012

Prayer Flag Sampler #1: Trust in Love (PPF)

I missed Paint Party Friday last week, but I'm back today to share the beginning of a new project.  I'm making a Prayer Flag Design Sampler.  I started with a small (about 3"x6") chipboard book which I had covered with gesso. On each of the eight pages, I plan to paint a design for a prayer flag. I think I'll try to stay with the traditional prayer flag color palette (blue, white, red, green and yellow) and put a message on each one that I want to send out to the world. Don't know whether I'll ever turn the designs into larger prayer flags, but I know I'll enjoy this process.
Here's my first flag:  Trust in Love.  One aspect of my one little word for 2012 "Home" is a commitment to nurture my family. To be honest, my 13 year old daughter is very challenging right now. But I trust in love to get us through this tough time.  
Yes love. And cocktails.  Because it is Friday after all. And we made it through a pretty good week with her.
How about you? Are you ready to celebrate Friday?

42 comments:

Amy said...

Here's cheers to having had a good week!

Irene said...

Yes I am ready to celebrate Friday. Especially since I have the day off. My plans are to video the trail riders who will pass behind my house on the way to Memorial Park for the Rodeo parade on Saturday.
I remember giving my mother a hard time when I was a teenager. I think I am just like her now. How I miss her.

RobanStudio said...

Your Prayer flag painting is wonderful as is the message. Happy PPF! :-)

Netty said...

Loving your prayer flag Maria and don't worry teenage girls always come with a warning......lol Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh I like it!

happy PPF!

La Abela said...

Nice message. Saludos

Lizzie said...

Oh dear, 13 seems to be the age for trouble with girls - a friend has had problems with her own 13-year-old too... I hope your weekend goes well and you all get some Family Time to unwind together.
The Flag is so nice - I like the stripes and the colours.
Enjoy your Flags project!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creations and you will survive teen age years ~Happy PPF ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

Pointy Pix said...

good luck with your prayer flag and although I don't have children I can remember very well being a nightmare at 13 (14,15, 16 & 17!) so I guess it's a right of passage for us all!

Cheri said...

from someone who has already been there... this too shall pass. They do eventually turn back into the sweet human you know you raised.

scrappyjacky said...

Hopefully she'll come out of it before too long...the teenage years can be a bit trying with girls.

Crystal said...

Since I raised two girls and one boy...I have learned many lessons from a slamming door. Trust me, it gets better! Love your prayer flag

Mommy2CVC said...

Beautiful design Rinda! I really like it! Weegie was very challenging at 13 too! Luckily it only lasted one year, but I hear I got very lucky! I have to go through it 2 more times and I'm really worried about this next time! It's comforting to hear others when they say that they eventually turn back into the sweet girl they once were! Love u guys!

Melissa said...

Beautiful flag design Rhinda. Oh, 13 is such a tough age - when I taught middle school I gained a much better appreciate for all that the kids go through at that age (& the parents!!!). So glad it was a good week.

Jenn Girl said...

Trust in love is something we all should remember. I'm not looking forward to when my daughter (7yrs) is 13. Good luck and I think if you trust in love, you'll be just fine.

EVA said...

It definitely gets better! Hang in there.

Lovely design.
Cheers! ;)

pauline said...

Yes, i AM ready to celebrate the end of another week!! :-) I love your prayer flag and the bold colours. Great work. Happy PPF! xoxo

Mary C. Nasser said...

Welcome back to the party!
Still loving your prayer flag idea!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Anne said...

Lovely,uplifting design! <3

Anonymous said...

great flag and my 13 year old is all about the rolled eyes, the tone of voce and the look when i say anything she doesnt want to hear ... i've actually said "i think you are saying that just to say the opposite of what i said" ... LUCKILY those incidents are not every day ... i hope you and Clara had a good week and that the good continues ...

Mariana in CA

Carol said...

Love the prayer flag!!! It's great that it's Friday too!!!

Alison said...

Love the idea of your prayer flag project...hope you have a good weekend with your daughter!
Alison xx

Nordljus said...

What a great idea! And what a pretty flag. Like the story behind it. And a cocktail sounds very good :). Cheers and happy PPF!

Anne said...

Love, and cocktails. What more do you need? :)

What a fun idea to do the prayer flag designs. Trust in love is a great first start. Lovely.

Happy PPF!

Daniele Valois said...

oooh, love! and yes the eye rolls! Do have a friday cocktail!!!

Diana Evans said...

Beautiful work!!!! I trust in love....and it always gets me through the rough patches!!!!

Sophia said...

What a great prayer flag. Very nice job. :) Happy PPF!

laurie said...

yes, i am also celebrating friday. :-) i love your "flag" - the colors, the clean design, the message.

helena said...

I can tell this is going to be another fabulous Rinda project.

Ellie said...

Your flag is lovely. I cringe everytime I remember how terrible I was to my mother as a teenager, and hope I can cope with my own daughter better. It's fantastic that you have made that committment to nurture your family.

craftattack said...

Love the idea of the prayer flag! Valerie

Beadwright said...

Very nice way to display prayer flags. Have a great weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

As much as I loved 13-year-old-Carrie, I'd never want to go back there. :o)

I love your prayer flag project, Rinda! I remember hanging out with you that day last summer and seeing prayer flags as we were shopping. I think it would be awesome for you to turn these designs into actual flags. I recently purchased some canvas sheets that can go through the printer - would be an awesome way to transfer these designs! And super easy to sew onto a strand of ribbon for hanging...

SHERI C said...

Love the idea of your project.
Today's flag is bright and happy.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/Happy Horse Studio

carlarey said...

This is a great idea, whether you ever get around to making the actual flags or not, having the book of designs will be wonderful.

Karen514 said...

Another great project! We celebrated with our friend who is having treatment for a brain tumor, her husband and another couple. She was able to leave rehab and come to our house for dinner. A treat for everyone, but especially her! So good to see her improving.

Yvonne said...

You're off to a wonderful start in a great project. Here's wishing you a good weekend ahead.

Annabelle said...

Oh , life is a journey and there is always something that keeps us on our toes and challenges us to make the best of it......I'm still working on nuturing my two little skunks lol. Nice work on the flag.
Take care xxx

Anne said...

Love your flag, it's perfect!

*jean* said...

looks great, rinda! happy PPF!

Denice (inkstitch) said...

What a brilliant and exciting project! I can't wait to see how it progresses!

Ahem. I also happen to understand... my 13yo daughter is both awesome and particularly challenging right now, heaven bless them. :)

Gloria said...

Looks great Rinda. Love that you are doing prayer flags, I need to do some new ones. Have a great week.