The previous ripples post was getting very long and WordPress started getting wobbly about it all so
I will keep updating this post as everyone sends back photos of where their pennant or talisman has settled
to keep the dream alive!
René Walkin’s beautiful pennant has arrived home safe and sound
“Thank you for the return of my pennant and mementos from your beautiful exhibition. It was a privilege to be a part of such an inspirational event.
Thank you again for including me. I wish you and Old Man Crow a wonderful year.”
With blessings to you both, Rene

Beth Brennan’s Tree of Life pennant is home at Still Life Pond where she posted these beautiful photos and words
“The Tree of Life pennant is back home again after her journey to the other side of the world. The circle has opened but remains unbroken.
She rests at the base of the black oak that was our muse.
Thank you so much @mocrow2016 it was an honor to take part in your installation and in such fine company.
I dream of a world where love is the answer. 💙
(And thank you, Mo, for the talismans, lace, and tulle. I’ve been contemplating a piece they might work in, and so might continue…)”

Dana Webb’s alchemical dream is settling in from her travels
Dana posted these beautiful words and photograph on her latest post at Raven & Sparrow
“The tide of love has washed across the world and returned, collecting and focusing bits of imagination, design skill and artistic execution into something larger than themselves. Mo Orkiszewski from Sydney Australia orchestrated this wave, sending strips of satin cut from an old wedding dress to fiber artists in Australia, North America and Europe, bidding them to embellish the fabric in their own ways upon the theme “I dream of world where love is the answer”. Slowly the pennants drifted back to her across the oceans, changed by the efforts of the people into whose hands they had been entrusted. Mo added her own extensive skills to the gathering and amalgamation of these highly varied pieces (including a beautiful selection of tiny talismans) and produced a soaring installation that evoked a proud ship under sail, flying the flags of love. I am so grateful to have been included in this project and so touched by the exquisite individual expressions of a universal principle gathered into a clarion impossible to ignore.
Now, the crescendo has been reached, and the tide is receding. The installation is disassembled and the pieces are wafting back across land and sea to the hands that took them from scrap to statement. Mine came home yesterday, wrapped in clouds of tulle and accompanied by bits of branch still bearing stars from the larger piece. It has changed during its absence, as travel changes us all, and carries the vibrations of its experience which has enhanced its meaning a thousandfold. Thank you Mo. Thank you everyone.”

Marti Weisbrich has been working on her Bosque cloth that will include the lace from the dream
“The lacy bits from the dream have been swaying in the wind behind my pennant but they are starting to tear a bit at the bottom so I brought them inside. Looking at them, holding them up to a window has given me an idea on how to use them in a cloth:
I’ve been working on a cloth that I have named, Bosque. Bosque is the Spanish word for woodland and in New Mexico, we have many bosques; they are defined as forest habitat along river banks in the southwest. I’ve pinned a cloth that shows my interpretation of the undergrowth, the rich riverbank soil and on top, the trees and vegetation that grows from the riverbank. In looking at this pinned cloth, I wondered how it was years ago when settlers built their homes, some I’m sure, along the river. What did they see as they looked out of their windows? If they had curtains on their windows, were they made out of prized lace? Your lace pieces reminded me of curtains so they are now floating in a glass jar, infused with tea and will solar dye for a few days to get an old, weathered look. My intent, once my Bosque cloth is stitched, is to then assemble these gossamer bits of cloth, over the top, stitching only the top so they can float like curtains caught in a breeze, overlooking the bosque…fanciful to be sure, but maybe I can pull it off!!
Here is a photo of my pinned Bosque cloth on my clothes line. I use my clothes line as my studio wall. On top of the ledge is the glass jar with the tea dyeing lace cloth and you can see some grapevines that I pruned and left to dry. I use them to hang my cloth collages.”
For continuing the dream, Marti

Susi Bancroft’s beautiful dream of a pennant is home
she posted this photo and words on her blog
“I was so honoured and delighted to have work in Mo Crow‘s extraordinary and magical project I dream of a world where love is the answer and Exhibition Have a browse through the posts which give the story and journey and there is a catalogue of work to view. What an achievement Mo! It is a richly rewarding read.. The experience of joining in was wonderful!
I talked about my ‘I dream of a world’ pennant on this blog, and off it went on it’s voyage of love to add to the power and strength of the dream.
Now – here it is after winging it’s way across the world back home to me…
Perfect timing as I am about to start the natural dye cycle again – the dandelions are shining golden and the first solar dye bath is about to begin. The dream lives on around the world, the circles continue to ripple and to sing out to share ways to nurture our beautiful world..”

Hazel Monte’s ‘Love Can Mend’ is enjoying the spring sun in her garden
these beautiful photos and words are posted on her Handstories blog
“The “Love Can Mend” pennant is back from being a part of Mo’s powerful installation of love, “I Dream of a World Where Love is the Answer“.  Mo’s vision, talents and magic gathered together love and hope from around the world.  I wish I could have been in that room and have been surrounded by the energy of it all.
There is some weariness going on here, just as there was in the making this, and remembering what I wrote, back in November, when sending it off to Mo, ‘…maybe this is how it really is. This work and struggle for peace, healing the earth, trying to find a way through-  It doesn’t usually happen because everything is a calm and hunky-dory garden of sweet peas and roses. The ripped and rough places show us what’s really going on, and call to us for mending.  For most of us, we do what we can with what we have.  Piecing together whatever kind of inner scraps we might have within. And just maybe, all of the frayed worn bits can be brought together and worked into a kind of wholeness again.
While I’m sad that the gathering is over, it’s been good to have it back, as a reminder that there is love and beauty in mending.
Mo’s generosity continued with the added gifts of one of her brilliant stars, bit of blue and a cloud of wedding cloth (I see some sails in there…).  And while wrapping the ties in the tree for photos, there was a sudden movement to the left, turning my head, there was a hummingbird mid-air,  eye-level, within arms reach.  We looked at each other for a split second before it zipped away, another gift.
A heart-deep thank you to Mo and the Gathering, oxo.”

Patricia Spangler’s wild pennant has arrived home safe and sound
“Your project undertaking/exhibit was absolutely and profoundly beautiful. Heartfelt gratitude for being part of this international community and outpouring of love. Sending much love to you , Mo, … across the water and through the ethers. Part of the same fabric, we are, and so we go…one stitch at a time. She’s home now and the stories she could tell. But for now, I’m happy she’s attached to my spirit stick, bringing Love to our environs. Namaste.”
here’s the link to Patricia’s website Language of Leaves

Saskia van Herwaarden’s talisman is hanging out at home in The Dwelling
Saskia posted the story with wonderfully whimsical photos and words
“…They enter under the talisman I made for Mo’s exhibition, which I now realize as I’m typing this, you can barely make out in this photo; I had not expected it to come back, but there it was accompanied by treasures from Mo, such as the flowery gauze, a handwritten note, the exhibition’s invitation and……..
…..the White Star she made, as can just be glimpsed in the image below, in OBK’s reception room
there’s lots more to see & read over on her latest post!

Jude Hill’s Love Takes Time pennant is home
Jude posted this beautiful  photo over on Spirit Cloth
her needle left in the cloth says it all
namaste

Cathy and Sarah’s pennants hanging at home in the Blue Mountains

so good to see Judy Martin’s beautiful Beating Heart back home on her studio wall
namaste

The ripples of love as the pennants and talismans arrive home are keeping the dream alive
here’s links to
ripples post 1
ripples post  3

Comments
  1. shiborigirl says:

    it’s a lovely dream…

  2. Nancy says:

    Mine arrived home too, but I’ve yet to photograph 🙂 More soon.

  3. The beautiful beat goes on and on and…………………………………

  4. Liz A says:

    Thinking about ripples of love, tiny stars, and gossamer tulle brought Eugene Fields’ classic poem to mind … especially the third verse:

    All night long their nets they threw
    to the stars in the twinkling foam
    Then down from the skies
    came the wooden shoe
    Bringing the fishermen home
    ‘Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed
    as if it could not be
    And some folks thought ‘twas a dream
    they’d dreamed
    Of sailing that beautiful sea
    But I shall name you the fisherman three –
    Wynken, Blynken and Nod

  5. Peggy McG says:

    Oh Mo, Your Creativity and Love having gone full circle and documented here is beyond words. Your talent and the talent of each and every one of your pennant designers is breathtaking. I am humbled and grateful to read your blog, and will follow your links and check in on the others. Thank you for all you post.

  6. Els says:

    Lovely to see those ripples of love going back all around the world !

  7. Barry says:

    MC – that is the grand thing about ripples – they continue to flow out even beyond the pond we peer into. You started something powerful. Go well. B

  8. “Walking each other home.” Wanted to send a pic of the pennant but can’t seem to get it to happen.

  9. Mo Crow says:

    René sent this beautiful poem this morning

    PROCLAMATION

    Whereas the world is a house on fire;
    Whereas the nations are filled with shouting;
    Whereas hope seems small, sometimes a single bird on a wire
    left by migration behind.
    Whereas kindness is seldom in the news
    and peace an abstraction
    while war is real;
    Whereas words are all I have;
    Whereas my life is short;
    Whereas I am afraid;
    Whereas I am free-despite all fire and anger and fear;
    Be it therefore resolved a song
    shall be my calling-a song not yet made shall be vocation
    and peaceful words the work of my remaining days.

    Kim Stafford
    Poet Laureate, Oregon.

  10. Eliene says:

    Today I found my original pennant piece… it was wrapped in a piece of indigo dyed fabric that I remember I was considering using. I know I was quite upset that I had misplaced it until you made the suggestion that just to do/use something & to follow my heart. …and I did.

  11. Saskia says:

    this is such a LOVING post, namaste

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