"A living, breathing, kinetic journal of our hopes, dreams and concerns" is how Vivika Hansen DeNegre describes the
Prayer Flag Project,
a group she founded in 2011.
Prayer flags are an ancient Buddhist tradition now being embraced by artists of all religious and spiritual backgrounds. Flags are made of cloth decorated to the artists liking or vision. Through design, symbols or words each flag expresses a prayer or affirmation.
Flags are hung outside and the prayers of hope, healing and peace are carried by the wind throughout the universe.
Gail, of Creative Workshops, has a free tutorial on making prayer flags (sewn or glued-you don't need to be a seamstress!) open to all.
After watching her tutorial I made my first prayer flag....
This flag will be traded in a new swap hosted by Lenna, of
As part of the swap, Lenna also provides a tutorial and links to several prayer flag sites. (At the time of this post there were still 7 openings.)
I first learned of the Prayer Flag Project and swap via Terri of,
She shares photos of her beautiful first prayer flags on her blog.
Call them prayers, affirmations, positive energy....it doesn't really matter. This is a feel-good project with heart.