|Speedy Carve block ready to carve.|
A few months ago, after seeing a number of my hamsa designs, my friend, Jennifer suggested that a series of hamsa prayer flags would be a wonderful edition to the project.
I dragged my feet as I figured I already had too many commitments.
After the death of my dear friend, Martha, I wandered over to Ersi's blog curious about her weaving a flag for the Project on a little childhood loom.
I told her that I was considering making a series of prayer flags using the special hamsa I had designed for Martha during her battle with cancer.
|Martha's hamsa symbolizing protection, healing, strength and love.|
Ersi was very encouraging, she wrote, I wish you did join the project, your idea about the centerpiece is lovely and I'm sure that creating a flag around Martha's memory will be deeply inspiring.
So I am taking a deep breath and starting...
|Making a black and white version of the original traced design.|
|Finished tracing ready to enlarge.|
|Making a tracing of the enlarged version.|
|Tracing ready to transfer onto the Speedball Speedy Carve block.|
|Design flipped over onto the block and using the back of a spoon to transfer.|