Lucky Star Prayers

Lucky Star Prayers

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Prayers on the Wind was up on Friday – once again to a full room of 10 ladies! This class is very dear to my heart. I adore the lore behind prayer flags, most especially the idea of them bringing good will, not only to the person who hangs them, but also to the surrounding community. I’m a huge proponent of spreading love in the world through anonymous art – is there any more anonymous way to spread love than to hang a set of hand-crafted prayer flags?!

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We started the day by looking at the elements of Tibetan prayer flags, then we ran with it! Some flags related to nature…

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Some flags were about gratitude & living a peace-full life…

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Others seemed to be about balancing what’s important in our lives…

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It was a class that truly exceeded my expectations – each set was extremely detailed, deeply personal and just beautiful!

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I loved showing the ladies some basic print-making techniques, using the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate, then watching them interpret those in their own way. We used natural materials, we made our own stencils, we interpreted commercial stencils in brilliant ways I never would’ve thought of… it was inspiring beyond words.

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And I haven’t met an artist yet that didn’t love a good stash of goodies!!!

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I have to say there was a certain energy at camp this year that was unlike any other year… something contemplative and deep, the hugs were unguarded and spontaneously given and there was a spiritual element that transcended politics or religion to be something more like deep & true connection with a higher power and with each other. This class may have contributed to that energy or maybe it just soaked it up – either way, it was beautiful to behold.

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