Peace dove #45/117 is called:
Oh, Mighty Stream of Wisdom,
Please, Stop by on Planet Earth and
Enlighten the Hearts and Minds of Its Leaders
The title tells it all: Peace Dove Is Sitting in a Very Old Tree Singing and Imagining Peace and the Brotherhood of Man.
Peace Dove Is Sending Healing Energy upon All Lands from the Top of a Very High Mountain, 8/117.
The following images are based on the Tibetan Buddhist “healing the elements” practice.
Peace Dove Is Sending Yellow Light to Heal the Earth Element, 9/117
Peace Dove Is Sending White Light to Heal the Water Element, 10/117
Peace Dove Is Sending Red Light to Heal the Fire Element, 11/117
Peace Dove Is Sending Green Light to Heal the Air Element, 12/117
Peace Dove Is Sending Blue Light to Heal the Space Element, 13/117
I have been working on #5/117 peace dove. It will be a mobile of 117 doves made out of recycled soda cans. As you can it is taking quite a bit of time.
My friend Jeanne donated two bags of cans – thanks Jeanne!
My Peace Dove #3 is called Peace Dove Is Sailing through the Turbulence of the Human World.”
This is my second Peace Dove painting. It is called Peace Dove Is Meditating On Love.
It had been a great weekend. I was able to celebrate my birthday with my daughter and my husband. We had traveled to Boston to watch Celia run the Boston Marathon. She finished her race and we were waiting to reunite with her when the bombs went off. After some confusion and panic we finally found her back in the hotel room. What happened after that in Boston has been so well covered by the media that there is not much I could add.
It is hard to tell how this event will affect our individual lives. On Monday through her tears my daughter screamed:”I never want to come back to this place!” On Tuesday she was determined to run the marathon again next year. All three of us thought it would be great if we all qualified to run the race. Now that is a far fetched dream for me, but I did start my training by going on a walk just in case. My husband did his first run as well.
I came back from Boston broken-hearted, I felt like I had gone through a wringer washer. As part of my healing, I decided to do a series of paintings, drawings, prints, jewelry etc. of my favorite subject: the peace dove. I will make 117 of them, one for each year of the Boston Marathon. My dream is to accomplish this by the next year’s marathon.
I finished my first painting yesterday. It is called Too Much Work for One Little Bird.
It has a weary looking peace dove watching over the earth. What I like to say with this painting is that we all need to help; we all need to work towards peace within ourselves and within our communities. Peace is the responsibility of all of us.