In that spirit, I was wracking my brain right up through the middle of the first week as to what I'd like to create and collect in to a cohesive project at the end of the party. On Wednesday night, as I looked at my tubes of Citron Green and Turquoise paint I decided I wanted to paint an image of the earth with them. They'd be perfect colors! Then I had to think about materials. What to use? Oh! I've got a big stash of leftover white linen fabric from a project several years ago. That could be fun to paint on. But, what would I collect my pieces of fabric in to at the end? A pennant? Sew them together in to a quilt or a flag?
Flag? Prayer flags! Yes!
I've been wanting to make some of these magical flags to adorn my yard since we moved in to the house, but I always sweated the process of how to go about making them. Even after reading about them and researching them, I was still having a hard time bringing myself to just do it. Well, no time like a party to give something a try!
So I sat down with my paints, my big hunk of fabric and my brushes. And as I painted, I held my prayer in my mind. I kept the imagery simple, as I think it conveys my hopes well without anything to distract from it. :)
Each week I'm going to use the colors we're working with as a jumping off point for inspiration for a prayer to paint on my flags. While this could prove to be a bit of a challenge, I'm looking forward to it all the same!
It's not too late to join in the fun, come party with us!