Saturday, April 22, 2017

Green peace pieces

Two pins in green heading out on Earth Day to Kristin in Montana and Beth in Illinois ...


Both backed in indigo on vintage linen.

Interesting to note that two thirds of the pins have been blue and/or green by request.

And a love letter to the land ...


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N.B. There are a few folks who haven't sent mailing addresses. Margery, Janet and Annalisa ... please send me an email if you're still interested (lizackert@gmail.com).

14 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

love letter....a love letter

Mo Crow said...

(((Liz))) I wear your imagine peace pin everywhere except when we go out to work gardening, love how the safety pin is so sturdy and the words glow with your good heart

Liz A said...

Grace - We love the land and it loves us back. Happy Earth Day!

Liz A said...

Mo -

This makes me smile ... funny, but it just occurred to me to make one for myself. Green for Earth Day.

Nancy said...

Love the high amount of 'earth' (as often rendered in print) colors ~ green/blue...so simple, yes? Lots of love around here :)

Liz A said...

Nancy -

There can never be too much love, peace or blue/green (in my humble opinion)

Marti said...

Hands in dirt, heart on display, your wondrous love letter to our first mother, Earth: reverence and relevance. Solidarity, caring, concern cross the world for this fragile planet, standing tall, our grand kids marching with their parents yesterday...we quietly observed the day by working in the garden, transplanting seedlings, shoveling homemade compost, wind whispering and moving the three prayer cloths that I have hanging from the ornamental pear trees, against the brick wall, the wall cloth, fringed strips of cloth simply tied to a homemade grapevine; dyed colors all faded except for the rusty bits, tattered but holding, connecting, sending out intention, community earth love.

Liz A said...

Marti -

I am heartened by the news of your grandchildren marching ... something I hope to do with mine someday. Our day was spent quietly, too. Don in the garden, me stitching. We are waiting, waiting, waiting for the call from Austin.

Thank you for your word-picture of cloth and land ...

Marti said...

Can there be anything more meaningful than waiting for the call that announces your granddaughter is on her way...when I hear of family waiting for that special call, I remember when our twin daughters were born. Rich called my parents(it was after midnight and they were in bed.) My Mom, so excited, tried to climb out of the bedroom window to get to the phone! she was beside herself with joy, hoping for a new little granddaughter and we delivered two of them! We did not know I was carrying twins...in fact, my Dr told us to look for a bouncing 8 lb boy, instead we got 2 tiny girls!! (Erika was 4 lbs and Shelley was 3 lbs 14 oz and they came a little over a month early.)

Liz A said...

Marti -

I absolutely love your stories!

KAM said...

Earth Day walk here in Missoula..watching granddaughter play in two lacrosse games, picking up a few more packs of seeds..a sunshine day in the midst of many days of rain and clouds...water for the earth, and all the seeds planted the last sunny day - small leaves emerging every day. Put out more thin strips of fabric and lots of bits of yarn for the busy robins, wrens and other birds working on their nests. Air is filled with song.. a celebratory Earth Day as the first dandelions are blooming and I just put out two new worker bee hotels. My little bee sanctuary is ready to begin another year of organic feeding of bees, butterflies and birds. Each small contribution to Mother Earth helps to sustain her for years to come. Walking/marching, standing strong with my children and grandchildren for the elimination of toxins and protection for living in a world of organic growing.
It will be a day of delight when my little Earth Day stitched from the heart pin from you arrives in my mailbox. Thank you for your heart, your words and pictures....for all you give to the keeping of our Mother Earth.
Kristin

Liz A said...

Kristin -

This sounds magical ... do you have a blog I can link to? I'd love to see the reality of it all.

beth from still life pond said...

Liz, my pin arrived today. I love it and how perfect that it was sent on earth day. Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to spreading peace when I am out and about. Such a ripple effect you are generating here.

Liz A said...

Beth -

Thank you for spreading the peace!