Friday, September 21, 2012

International Day of Peace

He Ping

'Peace' in Mandarin, spoken in China

Yu Yuan Garden national monument

Today, September 22, 2012 is International Peace Day.
What a wonderful idea!
Let's celebrate peaceful images today,
and 'peace' in some international languages.

peace around the world

'peace' in the Northern Sami language, spoken in Finland

Peace dove by Picasso found at

how to say 'peace' in Portugal

kirigami cutting by inkspired


how to say Peace in Thailand
Peace Dove watercolor
'peace' in Maltese, spoken in Malta

'Day Dreaming at the Well' original Collage Paper Painting by inkspired


'peace' in the Pashto language, spoken in Pakistan

a statue of Mahatma Gandhi
no photo creds - if you know, please tell me so I can credit it properly
a scherenschnitte pattern for you, I believe it is from an out of print BackStreet book
Place the cutting on a fold, and cut both sides at once.

'peace' in the Valencia language, spoken in Spain

in the 'for the home' section

a coloring page from a Noah's Ark coloring book,
courtesy of Dover Books
'peace' in the Xhosa language, spoken in South Africa

Hasani (means handsome in Swahili) with his surrogate mom, Bawang.
photo cred: Marcio Jose Sanchez

a beading pattern for you to do in peyote or brick stitch
c. Mary J. Tafoya, 1998


'peace' in the Alsatian language, spoken in France

peace-dove painting by Douglas Schneider found at


'peace' in the Egyptian language, spoken in Egypt
kirigami cutting by inkspired

'peace'  in the Nganazan (Siberia native) language, spoken in Russia

a polar bear at peace
photo credit: Martin Meissner

That's all for today.
I hope you have found today's blog


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