Laughing Dog Arts

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fading

I made some plain fabric prayer flags and hung them across my yard a couple of years ago.  I thought I'd show you what has become of them.
 I used batik fabrics and hung them in the summer of 2012.  Interspersed between the flags were strips of sari silk.  They were lovely and colorful, blowing in the breeze.

Sun and rain seems to have done this to me, also.
 
 At least the flags aren't all wrinkled up.  The silk strips have mostly totally disintegrated and fallen off.  A few of the scraps got picked up and incorporated into dooleybobbers.
Life is fleeting.  Live it to the fullest.

Be well.

11 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I remember when you hung those. Wow think of what the rain is doing to us? LOL I am sick of it. We have had 4 straight days of what I call "beyond" rain. LOL
Hope you are dryer than we are.
Have a great weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Patty said...

All the beauty returned back to the earth. Amazing to see the before and after!

Nancy said...

Aha... so that's what they'll look like eventually. Mine are holding the color for now... but I'm sure the weathering will occur. It's actually freeing to just put them out there come what may.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Oh, how gorgeous they looked. Do you have any ideas for the fabrics in their present form? Will you leave them up or maybe replace them with more colours? Can they be re-used or just sent off for recycling of fabric?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm thinking that all that color carried your prayers to the Universe helped by the elements. I'm also wondering if you will find a new purpose for the cloth.
xx, Carol

Maggi said...

An amazing transformation.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Too true. Amazing how they have faded out to nothing really....yes, life is fleeting, you are right. xox

Cynthia Myers said...

Yes, Life is so fleeting...
I'm feeling that reality a bit more today.
My little Ruby is like your flags, her colors have faded and she's all I can think of today.
Thank you for your kind comment on FB.
xoxo

Robin said...

So beautiful! I guess that is art abandonment? I don't think I could do it but it's a cool idea. I get attached to pretty, colorful things!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Don't think of them as being "used up and gone" think of them as being incorporated in another way by the universe. Recycled beauty at it's best....just like us in our wonderfulness, just where we are. xoxo Oma Linda

Emma said...

Each little morsel of color & a prayer floating on the wind, it's got to be somewhere! Luckily I don't look that pale thanks to the lovely (occasional)sunshine on Skye!