Dear Kickstarter Backers ~
Here we are, one third of the way through the month of November. Mother
Nature has delivered a few surprises in the past week plus including
snow and now unseasonably high temperatures. The leaves on the trees
outside my studio are a honey color dappled with brown and burnt orange.
Fall is characteristically a bitter sweet time for me. This fall notwithstanding, I approach the conclusion of "Woven Voices: Messages from the Heart"
a project which I launched in December 2007. Over the past 4 years, we
have gathered over 2,200 messages of peace and hope that have been read
out loud in Market Square Portsmouth, NH. We have woven over 1200 prayer
flags total with over 650 of those for the Kickstarter goal. These
prayer flags fly worldwide and close to home.
There is much to celebrate and much to feel proud of. Thanks to each of
you for your encouragement, support and effort to build and sustain this
The prayer flags are being sent to people and organizations from Africa,
to Norway, to New Zealand, to France, to Japan and to folks close at hand that
need to feel our support and love. I plan to fulfill the commitment to
deliver some to Ground Zero in the late winter/early spring. I have sent
some to the folks in NYC at Occupy Wall Street. The work goes on even
as we draw this project to an honorable conclusion.
Here is a gorgeous image of a prayer flag flying free at Two Medicine Lake, Glacier Park in Montana. Keep those photos coming!!
At this point I have sent out all the Backers Rewards. If you have not received yours, please let me know! My record keeping is pretty good, but not perfect. I will happily send you your prayer flags! And if you chose the "no reward" category and have a change of heart....no worries, I am happy to send you flags.
There are a few hundred messages still to be woven. If you are
moved to come to the studio to weave, please let me know. There will not
be a designated time/day for weaving, so just let me know what/when is
best for you. New weavers are welcome.
Thank you for all your love and support. Blessings and Peace ~ Sarah
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