By Charlotte Sveilis from Benson, Arizona
Dream Theme – Peace
Applique with Embroidery and Beading
Title – “At the Center of Non-Violence stands the principal of Love.”
Choosing the theme of Peace prompted me to think about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. whom I was privileged to hear speak in 1963 when he uttered his famous “I have a dream….” speech.
As I researched his memorable quotes, I came across, “At the center of non-violence stands the principal of love.” It so much fit my philosophy that I choose it to be the center element in a very simple design; a heart, which is the universal symbol of love.
From that center radiate pedals which stand for our lives which blossom from this concept. The background of quick growing and spreading bamboo is an element that represents the earth and the place where we are rooted. It is here that we must work in the future to perpetuate this dream of peace.