Saturday, September 21, 2013

FLAGS FOR PEACE 2013


The 21st of September is International Peace Day. 
Last year shwe-shwe flags flew in this same tree. 
This year I decided to fly wooden flags.
The pink Epiphytic Orchids are in bloom,
Purple Crested Loeries are calling and 
the sun is trying to come out from behind the clouds.
To me it's a perfect day!
 Happy Peace Day everyone! 

Mary Jane Dodd has invited artists from all over the world to take part, here.  
I think you will be inspired by all the different flags flying for peace.


A peace flag sent to me from the States by Lyle. (Click here) Lyle is creating a series of women walking in search of peace. 

29 comments:

  1. Love Love Love your wooden triangle flags! Brilliant! It is wonderful to see the flags popping up all over the world again - gentle reminders for peace. What a beautiful flag from Lyle as well; and a beautiful project to be working on. Peace.

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  2. Thanks Fiona. I've just been admiring yours. The paper crane embedded flags are exquisite and I love your tree of flags too.

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  3. The peace flags are very beautiful Robyn. Simple and solid. How I would imagine peace to be. Happy Peace Day to you too!

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    1. And those gorgeous orchids form a perfect background :)

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    2. I thought they might be too simple but they do feel right. Thanks Priya.

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  4. robyn, I was wondering if the flag reached you and lo and behold there it is on the front page! I am overwhelmed! thank you so much . I plan to keep those women walking in hopes that somehow the message reaches our world leaders who still behave like cavemen!

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    1. Lyle, I love the thought of your art circling the globe for peace.

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  5. Beautiful Peace Flags. I had forgotten this movement. I wish I had remembered ahead of time. I will get out my Peace flag sometime today. Last Saturday was an international day of prayer for Peace. Peace needs to be brought into focus even more as it is what the world needs now.

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    1. Lisa, you can still join the blog and post about peace throughout the year.

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  6. happy peace day, robyn... and i agree with priya about your flags - simple and solid, the way peace is...

    love...

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  7. Oh peace Robyn - if only it could be achieved.

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    1. I suppose all we can do is start with ourselves.

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  8. The wooden flags are perfectly you Robyn. And Lyle's flag is very special!!

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    1. Thanks Seth. I was so thrilled to receive Lyle's flag in the post.

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  9. Lyle is a wonderfully committed collaborative artist. I adore anything that interacts with the outside. currently enjoying inner peace.

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    1. Very glad you are currently enjoying inner peace :-)

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  10. so beautiful Robyn, may peace and kindness reign and cruelty and injustice become nightmares long forgotten.

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    1. Thanks Laura. Kindness is a good place to start.

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  11. Beautiful...strong and simple....peace. When I was in my 20's I was so sure we as a planet would find peace in the near future....now years later maybe we are getting closer but with still a way to go.

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    1. With so much mayhem in the world all we can do is start with ourselves.

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  12. love your purple crested Loeries!
    peace...
    imagine...

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  13. for your wooden flags Robyn, all in a word... YUM!

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  14. Happy Peace day to you, Robyn. It sounds like a beautiful time of year in your beautiful Africa. I love your wooden prayer flags and the collage from Lyle.
    roxanne

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    1. Thank you Roxanne. We've had some beautiful days though today is pretty hot. Thinking of you enjoying Autumn!

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  15. If we were all busy making art, we would be too busy to make war. Love the wooden peace flags!

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  16. Thanks Don. You've hit the nail on the head. Make art not war!

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