Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Shine On !

Shine on! 
Here are a few more flags of hope that i made recently.
It is a wonderful process of sifting through pieces of painted fabrics and torn strips while the mind sorts words to stitch upon them, words that turn my mind to hopeful ideas and thoughts in this seemingly world gone nuts. This process is best for me  with classical music softly playing in the next room or bird song or the sound of wind in the trees or light rainfall are also wonderful 
as is silence.


Shine on .  "And we all shine on!" 
i can almost hear John Lennon singing this...
After words have been selected and embroidery threads selected from the nest they have become in colorful storage, i sit and stitch with a large eyed needle and all six strands of floss. Big stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, it has been awhile and i am rusty with the names so i just stitch over the light penciled letters. When words are done i add colorful torn strips of my painted fabric at bottom with a simple tacking . One of the strips will attach  with simple knots to the painted chop stick that i thread through the large sleeve at top of flag that i make before the words are stitched. one of the wonderful aspects of these flags is that there are no rules, only do what comes to mind  with what materials are handy and just see what results!




 BE Kind!

Let Love, Shine on, Grace and Kindness find their way to where needed.
So, how do you center yourself in this busy world?
And is art a part of your way?? 
be well, Sonja

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkhzPwcKkNI
.  "And we all shine on!" 
i can almost hear John Lennon singing this..

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4 comments:

Nancy said...

These are just beautiful! Sifting through scraps is a very soothing task. Others might toss them, but, like you, I think there is a home for them in projects like these. Sewing and art are definitely ways to center and be balanced for me.

LA Paylor said...

good quote.
I like Be Kind as my sentiment today. There's not much kindness in our area.

I guess I center by walking meditation. I do have monkey brain but it's somewhat quieted by walking. I also sit and stare at the back yard. One would think I memorized it by now. LeeAnna

Debra said...

Thank you for your blog visit! Love your colorful art...

sonja said...

Thank you Nancy, LA and Debra for visiting and leaving comments!
I also sit and stare usually at clouds or the ocean.