Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Imagine Peace

Its October 9th the anniversary of John Lennon's birth. Today Yoko Ono will unveil the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Videy Island, Reykjavik, Iceland. Dedicated to the memory of her late husband John Lennon on what would have been his 67th birthday, the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will shine as a beacon for World Peace.

Sponsored by the City of Reykjavik, the Reykjavik Art Museum and Reykjavik Energy, the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be surrounded by more than 495,000 PEACE WISHES from people worldwide that the artist has collected since 1981 as part of her interactive Wish Tree exhibits.
The wishes will be stored in capsules and buried surrounding the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

You can go to the website and give your own wish for peace.

This is a huge tower of light going out to the Universe with wishes for peace. It looks really awesome. Go check out the for pictures of this amazing place.

For my Be Brave challenge, the idea sposored by Jessie. I continued to push myself in the area of Art. I have had this moleskine watercolor journal for more than 6 months. It was time to start doing some watercolor drawings in it. I took up the Everyday Matters challenge that Danny Gregory hosts. Here is my little lantern. I drew it with Caran d ache watercolor pencils and then added some water. It is a start on using that medium again.

Todays challenge is going to be this, I am pledging to eat breakfast every day for a week. Now you are thinking what kind of challenge is that. Well when it is something you don't do and want to but something is holding you back then I think that is a challenge. Sometimes I just don't eat and other I eat inappropriate things like junk food so I am going to do this for a week and see how things go.

Quote of the Day:
"Imagine all the people living life in peace." - John Lennon


judie said...

Great post and thanks for the Peace link. xoxoxo

Lynn said...

Great drawing of the lantern. Those Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons are lovely, aren't they? Hope you do some more of the EDM challenges.

TaraLin said...

The lantern is wonderful and I have really enjoyed looking at your blog. I had a peek at the be brave challenge that you are participating in and have to say bravo! I think I just might have to join in on that one myself :)

altermyworld said...

I have a hard time with breakfast also, it literally makes me sick to think about eating as soon or shortly after getting up, and i know it will make me feel better, better for me, all that jive. I commend your do something everyday. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

I love your lantern Kate! Thanks for the peace link! *HUGS*

LMS(oceandreamer) said...

I thought about him today. AND I had a very peaceful day AND I started writing(posted), sort of letting it flow and lo and behold it was about.....Peace. Strange how that works sometimes.

Olivia said...

Kate, I love your starting your neglected water color journal, and the lantern is a perfect addition!

And a health challenge---YAY! I agree with you absolutely that when there is something that you want but you are afraid---afraid you can't do it, afraid you won't do, afraid of trying, afraid you'll never succeed, and comfortable with wanting not getting---it is perfect for BE BRAVE!

Keep on keeping on, Kate!

Love tonight,


Flassie's Fil'a said...

Great Post Kate.
If you go to my blog I put a photo at the very bottom of my blog, you might want to take a look at.
It is my dil's greatgrandmas
loom that was sold with the
home in Sweden.
I am going to take it off there tomorrow sometime and put something else up.
Leave a comment and let me know you seen it. I haven't figure out how to put stuff in my blog entries yet. Have a Peaceful Blessed Week!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Thanks Kate for the help!
I put the photo in the Blog
entry and took it off the
bottom of the page. Have
a Blessed Week!

KaiBlueCreations said...

I love your art.
I think Yoko's vision is lovely , it's how her and John met. I sent a Peace note about a year ago to the Icelandic site. Im glad today it gets some light..
Lovely post,
Peace, Kai xx

tinker said...

Cool lantern, Kate. Isn't caran d'ache fun? I love working with it.
I used to have a hard time making myself eat breakfast, but now I can't seem to go without it.
Now I need to go check out the Peace link you gave us - thanks for that.

phthaloblu said...

Nicely done. I love lanterns. And hope you had success on eating your breakfast every day. I know what those challenges are like. Great blog. I loved browsing thru it.