It was a special New Moon Circle last Friday night as my sisters and I gathered at the home of one of our soon-expecting mamas to welcome the Taurus moon. After the smudging and candle lighting rituals, we opened our circle and shared our intentions for the new lunar cycle. As a group, we called for JOY.
After the ceremony closed, we remained in circle and began work on our prayer flags. Like women have done for generations before us, we fell into a rhythm, creating our handiwork side by side, while sharing stories and offering each other support.
It was so fun to watch each woman's creative process take form; each set of flags is sure to be truly unique. Kenji braided hemp to string her hand painted, multi-colored flags upon:
The Snail hand-carved her own block print (see her finished flags here):
And a whole lot of fabric cutting, design layout and truly mindful crafting was underway.
Check back later in the week to see some of the finished flags blowing in the wind.