Once our exhibition had opened, and our Commission had been completed, we also both put our heads down to make inroads with out Flags for Peace. International Day of Peace is looming on 21 September, and we will be celebrating again by hanging weathergrams in our tree; as well as peace flags (very loose interpretation of flags) outside our house and inside our studio.
This is where I have gotten to with my hand-made paper with peace cranes embedded in it. I stitched them onto a soft grey bias-binding - 5m in length.
I love the frayed edges of the hand made paper...
They will hang inside the studio; but for the afternoon, I strung them outside along with some that Jennifer sent us last year (top) and Barry's new metal ones for this year (bottom). They are hanging below one of our decks in case you are wondering what the railway line is doing at the top of the photo.
I have also begun work on the weathergrams and they will hopefully start hanging in the tree later this week. Whilst waiting for a lift at the top of our drive the other day I snapped these shots of the remnants from last year...
Still so beautiful I think.
We are also mounting a peace-filled display at the Maleny Library for the two weeks either side of IDoP; as well as running a peace-leaf making workshop with children at the Library on IDoP, whilst Barry is busy pulling together all those autumn-coloured leaves for his international peace tree here at home.
If you would like to join in please visit our joint blog and/or simply make and hang some flags on September 21; or help Barry pull together his leaves for the tree - here is what he is asking for. And you can see some of the ones he has made and received to date here and here.
Say yes to Peace.