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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

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

.  "And we all shine on!" 
i can almost hear John Lennon singing this..

Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

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