We had our first BAEA workshop to welcome back art teacher friends to the new school year. It was so much fun! We met at Forstall Art Center in Homewood last Thursday. We talked about the message of love and compassion that the Dalai Lama shares as he travels the world speaking about human rights issues. We had 15 people in attendance...everyone from familiar art teachers to new art teachers as well as friends and family! Everyone dove in and created some prayer flags to send in to the happy flag project. The happy flag project is collecting decorated fabric squares and turning them into "happy flags" similar to Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags. Then, they plan to install them across Birmingham's many important Civil Rights historical sites as well as Regions Field (where the Dalai Lama will be speaking) in October to welcome the Dalai Lama to our city.
Concentrating on flag designs...
flags soaking up dye!
Susan adding some sewing embellishments to her printed flag.
Doug stitched the flags together.
Showing off her prolific work! ;)