Monday, 27 September 2010

Peace Felt


"I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely, I am ungrateful to these teachers"


Khalil Gibran



"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing or rightdoing, there is a field.
I will meet you there"

Jalal Ad-Din Rumi



"We may have different religions, different languages, different coloured skin,
but we all belong to one human race"

Kofi Annan



"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics,which is the goal of all evolution.Until we stop harming all other living beings , we are still savages."

- Thomas A. Edison



"End each day with thoughts of peace. Begin each day with thoughts of peace. Continue thinking thoughts of peace throughout your precious day and happiness will be yours."



"A smile is the beginning of peace."

Mother Theresa


Peace Felt


39 comments:

Fiona said...

I love these. How do you make them?

Jo said...

I love these too and the inspirational quotes beneath them!
Hugs xxx

Janine said...

All beautifully put! I love your peace felt! Thank you for posting!

Jasmine said...

Hi Fiona. I wet fleted the peace flags out of raw fleece given to me by a new neighbour. I then needle felted the various peace symbols and designs onto each flag. Created a rope by tearing and plaiting a moslin that I have used to strain dye pot materials i nthe past. Its amazing that one moslin square will create a rope this long. I then sewed it all together with sparkly thread. I want a raw, innocent feel to these peace flags to keep the energy purer. I did not want to over process the felt.

Have you used a felting needle before? If not, email me your address and I will send you some xJ

Jasmine said...

Jo - Thank you. Just goes to show how many inspirational people there are out there that all work for peace. There was another quote by Martin Luther King, but I could not remember the exact quote. Went something like, 'Peace is not just the destination, it is the way we arrive there too'. xJ

Janine - Thank you. It has been a fun project. I have wanted to make some peace flags for a long time :)

Gabriela said...

Beautiful! And oh...Khalil Gibran, one of my most favorite writers....

La Dolce Vita said...

just awesome Jasmine! love your flags and the good juju that you are sending out to all! xoxo

ArtSparker said...

Just looking in your comments, it's wonderful that you have neighbors that give you fleece, wonderful to be in community.

Tammie Lee said...

such wonderful flags, now those are my kind of flags!
I love this quote: "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing or rightdoing, there is a field.
I will meet you there"

indeed, I will meet you there.

Angela Recada said...

What beautiful quotes. And your felts are gorgeous. A lovely, lovely post. Thank you!

Caio Fern said...

what a post !! and i loved the first picture .
this is really fantastic .

Valerianna said...

Love them! I've been thinking I needed to make my version of prayer flags, haven't landed on quite what they are yet... but I did know they would be peace flags of some sort. I guess you had the same idea! Beautiful!

lynne h said...

now you KNOW i am in love with these!!!!! woo!! xoxo

(can you see the big smile on my face from there? : )

Healing Woman said...

Khalil Gibran..he is my favorite. Thanks for quoting him. The peace flags are so rich and beautiful.

Debrina said...

Lovely posting, Jasmine. Peace is what it's all about at the end of the day.

Laura said...

I am feeling the peace after viewing your felt and reading the collection of quotes. Beautiful Jasmine, absolutely beautiful!

ruthie said...

Jasmine, beautiful post and such moving words too. I love the peace flags & such a wonderful idea, how sad that there are folk out there shallow enough to remove them!!!

Deborah said...

These are beautiful!

dorie said...

wish I ws a reader of those kind of books, but I still don't give it to myself or give it to some other priorities. At the other hand I know there are inspirational women like you and reading the quotes feeds me very good. so thank you Jasmine

Kris said...

Awesome post! Awesome flags too....all awesome!!!

yvette said...

this is the real peace..reading you and you quotes and your translation of peace into terrific felt.

you sweetie!

faerwillow said...

~jasmine...your thoughts are always so pure and uplifting to our souls...these flags presented are a simple statement of what we all need to embrace! gorgeous each one in their own unique way...i too will meet you there oneday...much l♥ve and light upon you and yours...and peace be within you always~

Assayya said...

great post.
both, the flag and the quotes:))

Martine said...

This is so peaceful and lovely.
XXXm

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

This a great post Jasmine. I love the felt piece with the tree on it especially. I was thinking as I read this it would make a great collaboration...and then I saw it was for international peace day. Good on you:)

Sandra said...

I've felt all the peace here deep in my heart.


xxx

Lickety Splitter said...

Ooooooh ... I love the felt peace signs!!! They are beautiful!!!

On another subject, a couple of books I read this past month were by British authors -- Jane Green and Penelope something or the other, and music that I purchased lately was minted in the UK! I've had a bit of fun, trying to figure out the slang! Peace!

Crafty Green Poet said...

these are lovely, wonderfully textured and coloured

artymess said...

wonderful flags and sentiments ....i am inspired to make some peace flags with my pupils I work in a school that needs more love and peace ....x

Jasmine said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I had a lot of fun making the peace flags, and had wanted to make some for quite some time. I think I will be making some more in differing styles before this year is through. I may make some for gifts too.

Artymess - making some with children is a great idea. Schools are such an important place to learn tolerance of other cultures and that we are not all that different to eachother as it might seem. Understanding and love are key. I wanted to place a tree on the flags so surfed the net looking for peace tree symbols and came across this lovely site which is full of classroom activities and links for different cultural inclusion programmnes and religious festivals. If you are going to do this in a school theis link will be helpful.

http://www.sandalwoodproductions.com/peacetree/classroom.html

Thanks again to all that left comments xxJ

yvette said...

love you

Jasmine said...

And me you Yvette x :)

Karin Bartimole said...

wonderful quotes and magnificent flags Jasmine - I love it!! xox Karin

GreenWhisper said...

love these, especially the tree with all the symbols..wouldn't that be amazing if all the worlds religions/peoples could embrace each other..without boundaries.

"... When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense."

:) one of my fave's :)

love and hugs to you..xx

Jasmine said...

Hi Karin, I've been thinking about you today and wondering how you were getting along. xJ

Greenwhisper, Rumi makes words into magic. A favourite of mine too xJ

SarahA said...

The quotes are very mind holding and ones to be carried with one. Your 'felts' beautiful and colours calming to go with the quotes perfectly.I am sure a lot of love went into them.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful felt,words and thoughts Jasmine

T said...

These peace felts are a wonderful idea jasmine. they look very happy and colourful.

xt

Jasmine said...

Hi Sarah, yes the quotes are good. I don't get to read as much as I'd like to so sometimes, I read poetry, or websites with quotes for different words. They bring a lot of balance. xJ

Thank you Carolyn :)

Hi T, thank you. Its nice meditating on hte intent of the piece during the creation. i felt very calm and peaceful while making these xxJ