CREATIVE BOOKMAKING: Workshops with Jeannie Hunt in schools, libraries and community arts.

Painted Prayers

Bless this house.


In rural India, women and girls celebrate special family occasions and religious holidays by painting their mud-covered homes with intricate designs using a rice-flour paste. These "painted prayers" ask for protection, abundance and good health for the family.

In this workshop, we'll make a pop-up house book from earth-tone paper and practice creating these traditional designs. We'll add poems and blessings for our homes and families, and paste photos of loved ones inside. Additional pages can be added for family stories, or favorite family recipes.

Participants are inivited to bring photocopies of family photos from home.