Sunday, November 4, 2012

Requesting permission...

As some of you know, here in Maleny in Australia we encouraged a few artists to participate in Flags for Peace 2012, and to fly their flags on International Day of Peace. We included them here and here.

Since then we have been fortunate to receive a grant (around A$1700) to use the photographs of the Maleny Peace Flags and to publish them in a Blurb book. The book will be a hard cover, coffee-table kind of book which we will donate to schools and public Libraries in our area.

We have enough money to publish 40 books.

We are also hoping to tell the story of how the Maleny Peace Flags fit in with this blog and the project started by Mary Jane, and would love to include as many images from here as we can at the back of the book - to show how it fits together.

If you would be willing for us to use images of your flags as posted here and include them in our book could you please either leave a comment or email me ( and let me know it's OK?

The book will also be available to purchase from the Blurb book site once we have published it. The cost will be around A$40.00 and we expect that it will be available sometime in December.

We are excited that we will have the opportunity to share the beauty and variety of peace flags, and the idea that artists around the world believe in peace and wish for peace.  It will be wonderful for the schools to receive a copy and who knows, it might lead to them getting involved themselves next year?

Thanks for your participation so far, and hopefully for your permission to use images of your flags in this publication.

Many thanks and go well, Fiona. Here are my peace flag weather-grams, still flying as the tree buds and grows around them...


  1. Congratulations on the grant! How exciting it is. By all means, feel free to use any of my photos or text for the book. I'll definitely buy a book or two once they're ready.


  2. Congratulations, Fiona! You and your group are certainly welcome to use my photos. :)

  3. This is wonderful news, congratulations! You did a great job and certainly deserve the grant. You can certainly use the photos of my flag, it will be an honour to have it in the book.

    I'll email the other members of the Group 'Roots' to ask for their permission too. I'm sure they'll be delighted with the idea!

  4. Congratulations on receiving the grant Fiona! Please feel free to use any of my images.

  5. The Spanish Group of artists called 'Roots' enthusiastically grants permission to use the images of our flags in the book. They said 'yeayyy', 'great' and 'thank you'!

  6. Well, that's fantastic news about the grant and a book! I just posted, and I, too, enthusiastically and gratefully grant you permission to use any and all of my photos. Looking forward to buying at least one copy of the book when it's available.

  7. Thank you all so much - we are underway!

  8. no worries if you want to use mine & congrats on the grant