Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Prayer flags 12 & 13
Prayer flag #12. for balance. I used the yoga 'tree pose' as the metaphor for balance. Some days it seems like I can do the tree pose easily, sometimes I can't stay upright! Trying to keep a balanced life, diet, work schedule and emotions is not always easy, but I do my best.
Prayer flag #13 is for Ann Cobbe. She took her own life last November.
As I worked on this, I started with the flowers that were Ann's bright spirit, humor and strength. Then I began stitching over the flowers with black thread, signifying the postpartum depression she suffered. In the end, it was a tragic mis-judgement regarding her medications......She was 39, with 2 small children.
Not all prayer flags are pretty.
Each breeze carries love for Ann and those left behind.