Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Peace Doves

I am making three shopping bags to donate to an auction at my church. Last year I made three with peace symbols, so continuing the theme this year I am going with doves.

I used a template from Bella Dia's web site here.

I got to wondering how the dove became a symbol of peace and found this quote:
after world war II pablo picasso, was responsible for
the decisive use of the dove of peace : his lithograph
designed for the international peace congress in paris,
1949, features the white ancestor of a new family of
doves. since then, graphic artists have produced an
endless series of doves of peace in different shapes.

Here is his poster...

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful! I might have to bid on one (or more)!