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The look of peace ….

I am once again in search of images that convey the idea of peace. Interesting ways to assemble the peace sign work well, and this tumbler page for #peace has many of them,

Click for hashtagpeace

Click for hashtagpeace

Doves are a favorite also, and I found this version with doves and olive branches especially appealing.

Click to visit Robert Graham' site

Click to visit Robert Graham’ site

Finally take a look at this beautiful mural. It is from a fascinating website listing many examples of peace monuments using the symbols of hands & handshakes

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Click for more

If you like the idea of searching for an image to capture a quality we all seek, come see images of joy on my y1 blog here and images of hope on my z2 blog here.

 

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2013 in peace

 

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Painting for Peace

I confess.  Every once in awhile I search for things I’ve posted about to see if my blog will show up. It’s a jolt of joy when it does. You know what is even better?  Having some other wonderful kindred site show up that you didn’t even know existed.

This happened the other day when I did a search on painting for peace.  My hero Lola is only half joking when she suggests that if the citizens of the whole world would hold each others children on their laps and paint their little smiling faces, war would be harder to wage. Her wish inspired the name of this blog, and now I often post about all kinds of painting for peace.

Click to visit I Wage Peace.org

Click to visit I Wage Peace.org

But the other day I found a site that is truly doing something about it. I Wage Peace.org has a project called “painting for peace” and you can read all about it here.  Basically it involves getting community members from diverse backgrounds to hand paint their own interstate peace billboard. The group itself is dedicated to peacemaking in the Middle East and has the inspiring slogan shown on the bumper sticker above.

There really are people out there painting for world peace. Really. What a jolt of joy!

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in art for peace

 

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Mission control

Most of us have been involved at least once in writing a “mission statement”.  This concise summary of what one is trying to do is usually an exercise in restating what ones boss wants to hear and is thus regarded by cynical employees as the time wasting nonsense that it is. Yet, the real question regarding why you are doing what you are doing remains a valid one. What is the point? What do you want to accomplish? Why not just take a nap?

To that end, today the blog “Face Painting for World Peace” is going to articulate its reason for being. I’ll start with the obvious.  I wish to sell my book x0.  I wish to entertain myself by writing, which I love to do, and in the best case I wish to entertain others with that writing.  I love to do that as well. I’d like to solicit more interaction here and am trying to figure out how because I wish to grow by hearing from others with ideas outside of my usual circle.

All good mission statements cover not only what is to be done, but also how.  At least at a very high level. So, I hope to do the above by writing about the aspects of x0 that most fascinate me. These include the relationship between telepathy and empathy and the way both relate to humans treating each other with compassion and respect. I subtitled my book (and named this blog) “Face Painting for World Peace” because my main character Lola realizes that she lost many of her racial and ethnic prejudices while painting children’s faces every year at the school carnival. She wonders if similar close interaction with the children of ones enemies would foster world peace. So, this blog will look at paintings about peace, art about peace, and music about peace.

I also hope to occasionally post about Nigeria, the fascinating country where half of the book occurs. There will sometimes be posts about the oil business, with an insiders perspective on the hunt for the hydrocarbons we rely on so heavily and yet know we need to rely on less And finally, I hope to feature other books of any genre that touch on any of these topics or on the theme of world peace. I will be more aggressively seeking out other authors and welcome all requests to do a guest post.

Mission accomplished? Hardly. But after about eight months of feeling my way along on this blog, and as I am about to cross the 2000 hit mark very soon, it feels good to say “mission begun”.

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in art for peace, Nigeria, oil industry

 

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Sign painting for world peace

Please visit BuzzFeed for more

I was so moved by the post on BuzzFeed called “15 Photos Of Libyans Apologizing To Americans” that I had to repost this message here.  Please check this out. It is always a wonderful moment when our fellow humans stand up to remind us that no one has to let the idiots of this world speak for them.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in peace

 

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Art for empathy and world peace

The Golden Rule by Normal Rockwell as available at art.com

Lola’s most cherished gift for her 50th birthday is a print from fellow telepath Maurice of Norman Rockwell’s famous painting called “The Golden Rule”. It occurred to me that I’d like a copy of it myself, and now that writing the novel x0 has me thinking so much about the subject, maybe I’ll even start a little collection of prints relating to empathy and world peace. So I looked around.

It turns out that one can get a print of the April 1, 1961 cover of the Saturday Evening Post as shown at the left at art.com and for additional dollars it will come matted and framed.

Peace to the World by saleire

If you prefer original art on the subject of world peace, check out redbubble.com where the original of the painting to the right, entitled Peace to the World by the artist   is available at an affordable price.

Peace Sign by Laura Barbosa

If you are looking for nostalgic peace symbolism  (and how could you not be?) take a look at this original by Laura Barbosa on her website.  She also has quite a bit of other original art available on the rest of her blog, and much of it may bring thoughts of empathy, telepathy and world peace into you head. Although this particular original has been sold, prints can be purchased at redbubble.com.

I’m going to keep seeking more prints to add to my world peace art collection, so you can expect to see additional items here soon.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2012 in art for peace

 

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