I have had some time in the past week to work more on the Nepal Monument….now named “Himalayan Hallows”. When we left it last, it looked like this…..
The next step was to add rocks and other interest to the background grasses. As I started thinking about this, I decided that I didn’t really want to add individual rocks so instead added “rock colored” highlights. The first one that I put on the wall was this one…..
…but the color wasn’t exactly right. So out came the paints and sponges again….this looks better…..
After adding the highlights, the quilt looked like this…..
Now I needed to think about all of the little bits that would finish the quilt off, starting off with the prayer flags.
The idea behind the prayer flags is that prayers are written on the flag and the fluttering in the breeze sends the prayers winging their way to Buddha. The color of the flag indicates what the prayer is for……Blue (space), White (air), Red (fire), Green (water), and Yellow (earth). The flags are always displayed in the same order.
More to come…….
3 thoughts on “Moving forward with the Nepal Monument”
Himalayan Hallows – a great name. Wow. Luv the stones. At first I resisted the prayer flags but you were right to persevere. 🙂
Looking great! I smell another first-place ribbon… 😉
I can see the rocks working well with the sponged colours. And you definitely have to include the prayer flags. Thanks for the info on colours and meanings.