When I first thought about how it might go with Mo's pennon, I envisioned it stitched in words from John Lennon's Mind games includingthe lyric "love is the answer." I even went so far as to track down the copyright holder in order to request permission to use the lyrics in their entirety.
Of course, it didn't quite go in that direction. Instead, the cloth shreds emerged and began populating the space.
But as the shreds reached a critical mass, my mind returned to the original thought ... with a twist. What if I used Old Man Crow's lyrics?
So I asked for and received permission to use the words from Rod Morgan's I dream of a world and set to work.
As posted yesterday, first the pennon was dyed with windfall lichen, which gave it a beautiful golden glow ...
Then I plotted out on paper how the lyrics might fit onto the pennon ...
and finally began to stitch the vision into reality ...
Click the peace pin picture to learn how the project began. To see more images of the original pins, which were sent to half a dozen countries and 19 states in the US, scroll down to the INDEX and click on the PEACE PIN PROJECT link.
To get your own peace pin
Send an email to email@example.com with your mailing address. A peace pin similar to the ones pictured will be sent to you via snail mail.
Mo's Project: "I dream of a world where love is the answer"
A collaborative effort in which creative souls around the world are making talismans to be stitched onto the branches of a dreaming tree. Just click the picture to see Mo's blog posts that will ultimately lead to her "Braille of the Soul" show at Artsite in March 2019. My contribution to the project can be tracked by going to the INDEX (below) and clicking on the link "I dream of a world where love is the answer."
It's a long way from Williamsburg, Virginia to the Texas Hill Country, but I've never looked back. Instead, my days are full of stitching, natural dyeing, assemblage art appreciation, grandparenting, cactus whacking, Americana music and Tex-Mex cooking ... not to mention wildflowers and critters.
As local bard Robert Earl Keen says, "The road goes on forever & the party never ends."