Sunday, April 10, 2011

Small Prayers


Still gray here in Portland, so I needed a burst of color. I had all these scraps sitting around and decided to make small prayer flags out of them. They are about 3x4", just tiny bursts of color on the balcony.



I don't know why it thrills me so much to use up tiny little bits and pieces. A strong frugal thread in me I guess. Lots of these bits were headed for the trash before I came to my senses.


I am going to be gone for several weeks. I'm spending a week in New York City, one of my favorite places of all, and then traveling up to New England for another week. I've never been north of NYC, so I'm really looking forward to exploring that part of the country.

I made this journal to take with me.

And I finally did some spring cleaning on my blog. I've updated my favorites to add some wonderful ones that I've long neglected. I'm sure I've overlooked others, so I'll be adding more as they occur to me. See you in a few weeks.

8 comments:

Jan said...

I like your flags, much better than garbage fodder. These must be so nice to look out your window and see.
Have a fun and safe trip, see you when you get back.

cristina said...

small prayers go a long way,
in every direction.
love the waving colors!
brilliant and beautiful.

deemallon said...

LOVE your flags -- and it's weird, b/c I have been planning to make a string or two for awhile -- now, seeing how lovely and full of color yours are, perhaps I shall! One corner of our house is faced by the sharp corner of our neighbors, and it points right at one of the bedrooms upstairs... truth be told the energy in that room is sts a little weird -- my plan is to string prayer flags between two large maples to interrupt that pointy edge of our neighbors.

Paula McNamee said...

Have a great time in NYC. Thanks for sharing your little prayer flags- they're colorful and beautiful

gailealex said...

your prayer flags are beautiful and the crosses are just perfect for the Easter holiday coming soon. you have inspired me to create some of my own. i love your blog and your wonderful art work. thanks for sharing.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Oh my! That is so beautiful, I love the colours, I bet it really cheers you up, hung there in the breeze!
I love using up scraps too! :)

Dayna Collins said...

I left a comment on the PAC blog about your flags, but I loved them so much, I wanted to pop onto your personal blog and let you know again. I love your beautiful, vibrant, textural prayer flags and it would be an honor to see them flying at my studio . . .

Tory Brokenshire said...

Beautiful Robin! The Salem art group was talking about a prayer flag swap I will have them all look at yours for wonderful inspiration.