is for Peace and Prosperity
I’m going with a double entry for P today as I’m playing in Artists in Blogland Color This Quote challenge. The quote people are exploring through their art is
“May there be peace and prosperity within your walls.” Psalms 122.7
I decided to do a triptych. It folds into one panel like a book, but it can be balanced to stand open upright. But I wasn’t able to get a decent photograph of it that way, so I’m settling for showing it flat.
I chose to interpret “your walls” to be the boundaries of my body.
Since I’ve been playing with flowers and the garden metaphor so much this Spring, I thought this little project could be an extension of that as well.
I really do believe we each have available to us all possibilities, so the first panel of me is filled with handmade paper that contains a myriad of different seeds.
In floriography, the language of flowers, all flowers have meaning. Peonies are often chosen to stand for prosperity so I chose to fill the walls of me in the second panel with peonies. Abundant prosperity. For peace, I filled the third panel of my body with olive branches.
May we all be filled with peace and prosperity! Do be sure to visit the link above and see what others are posting as they interpret the quote.
I’m also posting today’s index card as part of Daisy Yellow’s ICAD challenge. As always I encourage you to poke around there as well and see what delicious creativity abounds.
For today’s card I used a bit of paste paper I made a while ago for the background. I was experimenting with trying to get things “glimmery” and while I had limited success, I did love the color of this particular paper quite a bit. The peace dove is one of the very first things I ever carved. It has to be at least 20-25 years old. It’s a linoleum block. I used it one year for a run of about 100 Yule cards I did, and it still makes me laugh when I remember what a project that was. But I like to haul it out occasionally and do a single print – no more mass productions from this baby.
Peace and prosperity. Two topics dear to my heart. What about you? What’s your P entry from your personal alphabetarium? How are you feeling on the peace front? The prosperity front? If you were filled with a field of flowers, what would they be? Do tell – you know I love to hear.