"We need a strong heart to build peace everywhere.
Sao Paulo - BRAZIL
My work for the puzzle is inspired on Viana's heart pendant, the iconic piece of Portuguese filigree. I'm Brazilian but also Portuguese.
I think the peace needs patience, attention, knowledge to be made and it is more precious than any jewel."
"Maria Arango Diener is one of my favorite artist, so when I heard that I could participate in this project I jumped at the chance! Also, I am in love with printmaking and this project gave me an opportunity to try something new!
Orlando, Florida karenowensart.com
I wanted to portray a peaceful scene, and since I live in Florida I had to add some water, fishes and a common shrub. Then I drew an image of a woman meditating with three fishes looking up at her. The fishes for me represent peace, love and happiness. What more do you need?
Normally I create lino-cuts and this is only my second wood cut. Obviously wood is harder to carve but it creates some interesting texture that lino-cuts do not have. So I learned some things while doing this project. Most importantly keep your tools sharp and carve away from your hand! "
Adelaide, South Australia
"There is something incredibly peaceful about watching birds fly, as they float above us while we go about our daily business. Sometimes I'd like to be a bird and hover peacefully in the sky looking down at the Earth.
Thank you, Maria, for the chance to participate in this wonderful world-wide project. "
(editor's note: ah, but Sue's entire hand-written note was much more than that and I will keep that close to my heart, thank YOU Sue!)
|Mysterious big box with lots of neat stuff in it:|
a hand-written note, chocolates, and a post-card for my collection
just like Christmas! but better
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