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Welcome to Ing’s Peace Project.

TAKE 10 MINUTES A YEAR TO CULTIVATE CHILDREN

TO HAVE PEACE FOR LIFE

 Joanne Leone, one of our good friends came to visit us and she returned two of my Shadow of Peace posters that she took to the Far Brook School and ST. Phillips in Newark, her grandson, Ben’s 2nd grade and two 4th grade classes also, the adults to write their comments about “What does Peace mean to you?”  I was very appreciative and happy to see all the nice and interesting drawings and the comments from the children and some adults.  I started to work on the project for posting the comments and the artwork on my website.  I worked up to 4:30 AM then I decided to go to bed.  In my sleep I had a wonderful dream which I would like to share with everyone.  The following is my dream.

 I had a dream last night.  I saw students in a classroom talking and writing down their comments on “What does “Peace” mean to you?”  I walked to the next classroom which was a kindergarten.  The little children raised their hands when the teacher asked “What does “Peace” mean to you?”  I just passed the first grade class where the teacher was discussing Peace.  In my dream I ran to every class and every class from kindergarten to high school, teachers talked to students about “What does “Peace” mean to you?”  In my dream this was the first day of school and it was the first lesson. I ran all over the school to check in every class.  I felt tired but very happy to see the entire school seriously talking about peace.  Suddenly I woke up.  I tried to continue to sleep but I could not. My mind kept thinking about the dream.  I thought how good it would be if it was real and not just a dream.

 Can you imagine if we cultivate our children to discuss peace from kindergarten through high school?  Just once a year the first day of school and the first hour of the class the teachers will take 10 minutes to discuss and ask students to write comments about  “What does Peace mean to you?”  The students could write a couple sentences or more.  Then the teachers will collect the student comments.  In the older classes students could write comments in their laptop and sent them via email to the teachers to organize and post on school websites for other students and teachers to read.  Teachers could also write their comments on Peace.  It takes only ten minutes, once each year to organize and execute but hopefully everyone involved would want to know the comments of others and read the school postings.  This will generate the conversation among people in school all year round.  The students will grow up and their ideas will change, in this way they can observe what the different comments are in the following year.

If we cultivate our children for 13 or 14 years to think about Peace, I think we will guide our younger generations into the right direction.  So that they can govern themselves more peaceful than the previous generations.  But we got to start now to cultivate our children all over the world to concern more about “Peace”.

I think this is a great gift to our children from us to our younger generation to be conscious about Peace.  This is a better chance for our humankind to be able to live with each other in harmonious as a civilize society on our green planet.

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, May 26, 2012, 10:14 AM

Recently I responded to Heidi Russell about my intention to start my peace project, I would like others who visit my peace project website to be acquainted with this purpose.  The content of my response to Heidi Russell was the following:

My idea of starting the Peace Project was to spread out the conversation on peace.  My project is not copyrighted; anybody can use it and set up their own peace project.

Peace is for everyone, first for oneself to have peace in order to be happy and function well.  Secondly is peace for society.  A peaceful society comes from individuals having peace within, as a collective group of peaceful people.  Hence we produce a peaceful and concerned society.  I am really sad to hear a lot of bad news all over the world, including in this country.  Corruption and greed are everywhere, especially with some politicians who are supposed to govern.

I see a lot of people fighting about religion, discrimination, race, and sexuality. Lately I started telling people that my peace project is not about religion, not about race or sexuality it is for human being, as long as we eat, poop, sleep and die then we are all the same.  We are all equal no matter what religion, race or type of sexuality.  There is no donation or any money involved with my peace project, I only want people to express and talk about it.  By doing so we are better able to understand each other and try to help each other achieve peace.

I will be glad to see people use my peace project to develop their own peace projects by themselves.  You are young yet.  You have energy and ability to do so.  I will help if I can or supply my peace poster and materials.  I like to take pictures of others presenting the peace projects as information for what is possible for website.  Please let me know if you have any good ideas.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Ing’s Peace Project

The process evolved into an attempt to have people write in answer to the question, “What does peace mean to you?”  This writing is done on multiple two by four foot prints that have the image of my peace sculpture.  Comments reflect personal interpretations of peace.  In the future I intend to have a gallery display of a continuous wall of these prints with these personal messages.  I have encouraged those who can do so, to write in different languages.  There are messages in many languages. In addition to displaying this project in our shop we have taken the project to a number of settings to have people participate.

09.29.2010 Lincoln School, a fourth through eight grade school in Newark, NJ, organized by Karma Cloud, Art teacher

05.04.2011 Kearny High School, in Kearny New Jersey, organized by Dorothy Caulfield, Director of guidance counseling, Kearny High School

05.15.2011 University of  Medicine and Dentistry, first participation, organized by Noreen Gomez, Facilities Program Specialist

08.06.2011 La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ Inc., Puerto Rican Festival in Newark , organized by Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ

09.20.2011University of  Medicine and Dentistry, second participation, organized by Noreen Gomez, Facilities Program Specialist

10.23.2011 The Peace and Art Parade and festival run by the Barat Foundation in Newark, organized by Chandri and Gary Barat

11.05.2011 Peace Project at Jenny Green’s Party, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, organized by Jenny Green

12.12.2011 Peace Project at Gerald Fierst 259 Park Street Upper Montclair, NJ, First time, organized by Gerald and Marjorie Fierst 

02.23.2012 Peace Project at CANSTRUCTION ®KHS 498 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ, organized by Paul and Danna Rogers 

02.23.2012 Peace Project at Gerald Fierst259 Park Street Upper Montclair, NJ, Second time, organized by Gerald and Marjorie Fierst 

02.25.2012 Peace Project at Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ, organized by Stephen McKenzie, Director of the Art Workshop 

03.22.2012 Marissa Blodnik Project Coordinator RCE of EssexCounty, 162 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102 Brought  Ing’s Peace Poster to 4-H Youth Development for class study, organized by Marissa Blodnik

 03.31.2012 Salon Creative Lounge Event, presented by the International Women Artist’ salon, 154 Stanton Street at Suffolk, New York City, NY, organized by Heidi Russell 

05.10-15.2012    Far Brook School and ST. Philips in Newark, Ben’s 2nd grade and two 4th grade classes also, the adults Comments and artworks, organized by Joanne Leone, Artist and Rebecca Champbell, teacher

05.20.2012   New Peace Project, Peace with Nature and The Wall Posters to be commented on at University of Medicine and Dentistry, third participation, organized by Noreen Gomez, Facilities Program Specialist

05-06.2012   Academy Street Firehouse Youths Comments and artworks and the youth also explored the concept of peace through animation and created a documentary about the process of making movies, Newark NJ,  organized  by Chelsea Manifold, Artist and stop motion animation  specialist

08.11.2012 La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ Inc., Puerto Rican Festival in Newark , organized by Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ

10.20.2012  Ing’s Peace Project and The Quarter Mile Print Event at Washington Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA organized by Stephen McKenzie, this project supported by the Newark Arts Council Art Start Program as part of Open Doors Studio Tour 2012.

10-12.2012  LGBTQ youths from Hetrick-Martin Institute in Newark, NJ, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?”, organized by Gabriela C. Celeiro, bilingual counselor. 

03.02.2013  Ing’s Peace Project and Arts Workshop Program for Adults Open House at Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ, organized by Stephen McKenzie, Director of the Art Workshop, second participation.

08.10.2013 La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ Inc., Puerto Rican Festival in Newark , organized by Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ

There were more people who took my Peace Posters to introduce friends, family and students about my Peace Project.  I also presented my Peace Poster for customers and others to comments on “What does “Peace” mean to you?” in our gift shop and art gallery at 57 Halsey Street,Newark,NJ.  Since September 2010 up to now I have twenty five of the Peace Posters filled with people comments.  The poster is 24 by 40 inches in size.

The following are some of the finished artworks that I developed further after people commented on “What does “Peace” mean to you?”

 Finished “Peace” artwork 1
Shadow of Peace – 2   “What does “Peace” mean to you?”  Comments by fourth through eighth grades at Lincoln School, Newark, New Jersey, organized by art teacher,       Karma Cloud, on September 29, 2009, Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Link to Ing’s Peace Project Page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/ing-peace-project/

Finished “Peace”artwork 2   

The Peace and Art Parade and festival run by the Barat Foundation in Newark on 10.23.2011, organized by Chandri and Gary Barat.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

It took me a while to be able to complete this project.  I spent some time to compose this second finished artwork for the Peace Project.  The writings were the comments from the people on “What does Peace mean to you?” at the Washington Park and some of the people who participated in the Creation Nation Art and Peace Parade on Sunday, October 23, 2011, Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Link to Peace Project and Creation Art Peace Parade Page:

 http://ingpeaceproject.com/peace-project-participations/peace-project-participations-peace-project-and-creation-nation-art-peace-parade/                         

                                   

 Finished “Peace” artwork 3   

Salon Creative Lounge Event, presented by the International Women Artist’ salon,154 Stanton Street at Suffolk, New York City, NY, on March 31, 2012, organized by Heidi Russell.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by      Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 

Link to Peace Project Comes to Salon Creative Lounge NYC Page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/peace-project-participations/salon-creative-lounge-nyc/

                                            

Finished “Peace” artwork 4 

Farbrook School and ST. Philips in Newark, Ben’s 2nd grade and two 4th grade classes also, the adults Comments and artworks during 05.10-15.2012, organized by Joanne Leone and Rebecca Champbell.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 

Link to Far Brook School and St. Phillips Academy in Newark, NJ page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/1-academy-street-firehouse-youth/3-far-brook-school-and-st-phillips-in-newark-nj/

Finished “Peace” artwork 5  

 Academy Street Firehouse Youths Comments and artworks a, Newark NJ, during  05-06.2012 , organized  by Chelsea Manifold, Artist and stop motion animation  specialist .  Finished artwork, after the written comments by                 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 

Link to Academy Street Firehouse Youth page:

 http://ingpeaceproject.com/1-academy-street-firehouse-youth/1-academy-street-firehouse-youth/

 Finished “Peace” artwork 6

4-H Youth Development RCE of EssexCounty 162 Washington Street, Newark, NJ during May and June, 2012, Organized by Marissa Boldnik Project Coordinator RCE of EssexCounty, Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Link to 4-H Youth Development RCE of Essex County page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/1-academy-street-firehouse-youth/2-4-h-youth-development-rce-of-essex-county/

Finished “Peace” artwork 7-1

Shadow of Peace, Thai Art and Comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” By Radhika Menon’s friends who work at Thomson Reuters, New York City, organized by Radhika Menon, during June 2012  Finished artwork, after the written comments by       Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Finished “Peace” artwork 7-2

Finished “Peace” artwork 7-3

 

 Finished “Peace” artwork 7-4

Finished “Peace” artwork 7-5

Finished “Peace” artwork 7-6

Finished “Peace” artwork 7-7

I enjoyed experimenting with different designs.  I cannot decide which one to pick for this project.  So I decided to put all the seven designs of artwork that I worked on.  I will let you, the viewer; select the one that you prefer the most from these seven artworks.

Link to Thomson Reuters, NYC June 2012 Part 1 page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/peace-project-participations/thomson-reuters-nyc/

 Link to Thomson Reuters, NYC June 2012 Part 2 page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/peace-project-participations/thomson-reuters-nyc-june-2012-part-2/

 

 Finished “Peace” artwork 8

Shadow of Peace and  La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ Inc., Puerto Rican Festival in Newark on August 6, 2011, organized by Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by  Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Link to Peace Comes to 5th Annual Arts Music Fair Elwood Park Page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/peace-project-participations/peace-project-participation-peace-comes-to-5th-annual-arts-music-fair-elwood-park/

Finished “Peace” artwork 9

Shadow of Peace and  La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ Inc., Puerto Rican Festival in Newark on August 11, 2012, organized by Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociación de Barranquiteños de NJ.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by  Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Link to 6th Annual Art and Music Fair Elwood Park Page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/6th-annual-arts-and-music-fair-elwood-park/

  Finished “Peace” artwork 10

Shadow of Peace and LGBTQ youths from Hetrick-Martin Institute in Newark, NJ, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” during fall and winter 2012, organized by Gabriela C. Celeiro, bilingual counselor.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Link to LGBTQ Youth at Hetrick-Martin Institute

http://ingpeaceproject.com/1-academy-street-firehouse-youth/lgbtq-youth-at-hetrick-martin-institute/

 Finished “Peace” artwork 11

Shadow of Peace and LGBTQ youths from Hetrick-Martin Institute in Newark, NJ, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” during fall and winter 2013, organized by Gabriela C. Celeiro, bilingual counselor.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Link to Finished Peace Project LGBTQ Youth 2014 page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/03/30/ings-finished-peace-project-lgbtq-youth-2014/

Finished “Peace” artwork 12

Shadow of Peace and CLOUD CYPH Event 2014 in Newark, NJ, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” on Friday, May 16th, 2014, organized by Them Cloud Kids.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Links to Finished Peace Project CLOUD CYPH Event – Them Cloud Kids 2014 pages:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/05/21/ings-peace-project-at-cloud-cyph-event/

 http://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/05/25/ings-peace-project-clat-oud-cyph-event-part-2/

 http://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/06/03/ings-peace-project-at-cloud-cyph-event-part-3/

 

Finished “Peace” artwork 13

Shadow of Peace and the International CranioSacral Therapists 2014, Iceland, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” on during May and June 2014, organized by Joseph Giacalone Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Links to the finished Peace Project of the International CranioSacral Therapists 2014, Iceland artwork page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/07/10/ings-peace-project-international-craniosacral-therapy-conference-2014-iceland/

 Finished “Peace” artwork 14

Shadow of peace and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Links to Ing’s Peace Project and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards page, and Finished Artwork of Essex County 4-H Peace Comments page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/11/28/ings-peace-project-and-essex-county-4-h-scholarship-awards/

http://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/12/07/finished-artwork-of-essex-county-4-h-peace-comments/

 Finished “Peace” artwork 15

 Finished artwork of Malcolm X Shabazz High School’s Students’ comments, poster 2, on “What does Peace mean to you?”

Organize by Linda Leonard-Nevels (School Library Media Specialist), Malcolm X Shabazz High School, and Ms. Bongiovanni (English IV, 2014-2015) Newark, New Jersey, December 2014

 Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Friday, January 30, 2015

Link to Finished artwork of Malcolm X Shabazz High School’s Students’ comments, poster 2, on “What does Peace mean to you?” page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/2015/01/30/finished-artwork-of-malcolm-x-shabazz-high-school-students-peace-comments/

Finished “Peace” artwork 16

 Finished artwork of Malcolm X Shabazz High School’s Students’ comments, poster 1 and 3, on “What does Peace mean to you?”

Organize by Linda Leonard-Nevels (School Library Media Specialist), Malcolm X Shabazz High School, Newark, New Jersey, December 2014

 Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Link to Finished artwork of Malcolm X Shabazz High School’s Students’ comments, poster 1 and 3, on “What does Peace mean to you?” page:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/2015/08/04/finished-second-artwork-of-malcolm-x-shabazz-high-school-students-peace-comments/

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17 thoughts on “Home

  1. Happy Mothers Day!

    Thank you for sharing your flowers with the world and all the mothers out there who may not have such beauty in their backyards.
    The simple lines and pieces of conversation between a daughter and her mother where very touching to me. Its the little things, the simple acts of love and connection that truly bind us with our mothers. The simple fact that they are mother, mother gives life, love and herself to her children.
    We are always our mothers child, even after we have our own. Connected to her despite time, distance, or hardships.

    We celebrate you this day and appreciate you year round!

  2. Hi Chelsea,

    You composed it beautifully. You are a good example of a daughter’s love.

    Thanks,

    Ing

  3. Hi Ing,
    The roses are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. I will show them to mom. I’ll be in touch.
    Love,
    Dotsy

  4. Ing,

    I love your website! It’s very inspirational. Please keep up the good work. I’ll send you an email of my thoughts on peace pretty soon. Talk to you soon!

  5. Hi Juan,
    Thank you very much for your comment. I am looking forward to reading your email. Please give me your new ideas and help me to improve my Peace Project in order for more people to participate and express their thoughts on Peace.
    John said to say hello and enjoy your summer.
    Take care,
    Ing

  6. Dear Ing,

    we very much hope that we could arouse your interest with our last reply. We would be very happy to hear from you.

    All the best from Berlin, Germany

    Robert and Stefka

  7. Hi Robert and Stefka,

    Thank you for your interest in my pictures on WTC. I apologize for not replying sooner because I did not open my web mail comments until now. I am very busy at the moment. I will study your website and I hope I will have more free time by the end of the week.

    Sincerely yours,

    Ing

    (Ing-On Vibulbhan-watts)

  8. My memo (Gwendolyn Caldwell) visited your store today and she and I looked at your website she said you have a very nice store I want to comment on what peace means to me= Peace means to have saftey amongst mankind it means we can live in a world that is violent free for the children to come out and discover and not be scard of what life may bring them it means to be free to do right things to express yourself in good ways that is what peace means to me

  9. Hi Brooklyn Pope,

    Thank you for your comments. I agree with you completely. You are a very wise person who understands that without safety there will be no freedom and without freedom there will be no peace. I like, and agree with you on, “it means to be free to do right things to express yourself in good way”. You are mature enough to know what the right thing is and express yourself in good way. But we are in the world that is still improving and evolving. Some people are clever and mature, maybe due to the family and people around them taking time to cultivate their children. But in some cases of broken families children are left alone to survive by themselves. We may also have some of the people that did not behave in the right way and cause danger for society.

    I am glad to know your memo (Gwendolyn Caldwell). She is very generous and punctual. She came to see me today as she told. I told her that about 90% of my costumers never come back to pick up the merchandise. I do not care much about selling but I would like to be able to trust people. My philosophy is that trusting is one virtue that no money can buy.

    I am going to give some of my baby grapefruit plants to your memo. She said you love plants also. I am going to give her few more plants in case you would like to have some.

    Thanks again for your comments on peace. I hope to see you some day. Please say hello to your memo for me.

    All the best,

    Ing,

  10. I was looking on line for a poem for my husband to share with his Rotary Club tonight as they are having an evening meeting with the theme of Peace, and found the Portugese version of your poem which then led me onto your site – thank you so much. I had just finished reading the English version and an amazing thing happened: two little birds appeared in my garden that I had never seen before – they got my attention as one flew towards me and tapped its beak at the window while its partner sat on the arm of a garden chair just looking directly at me. The first little bird ( I think they were probably grey wagtails, but I’m not sure) hopped down onto the window cil and tapped at the window again before they both took flight across the lawn to eat some seeds form the bird feeder hanging from branches of a tree just above my Budda statue. It is a cold grey February morning in the UK and the sun is nowhere to be seen, but a moment of peace came to me just then.

  11. Hi Mrs. Louise Ward-Gittos,

    It was a delight to receive your comments and your story. I enjoyed reading about the birds in your garden and that it gave you peace at that moment. Your writing also gives me happiness and a peaceful moment.

    I showed your writing to my husband, he smiled and said “It is very nice writing”. I can see that your writing evokes in him thoughts about home in the UK. My husband comes from Swansea, Wales, and anything that relates to his homeland makes him fell good.

    Thanks for your comments. I am not a poet but I like to jot down words when I feel very strongly about a subject. If you have time please take a look at my, Ing’s Poems, page on my website. The link is:

    http://ingpeaceproject.com/ings-poems/

    Your comments will be greatly appreciated.

    All the best,

    Ing

    (Ing-OnVibulbhan-Watts)

  12. Hi Ing,
    Last week I picked-up the Tai Chi figures from your shop on Halsey…
    Thanks for defferring the tax…
    What does peace mean to me. ?
    “Peace is like Honor,
    Once lost all is gone…”

  13. Hi Russell,

    Thank you for your comment on Peace. It is a very good expression and Meaningful. If you have a chance come to our shop again please write your peace comment on my Peace poster.

    All the best,

    Ing

  14. Hi Ing, I would like to stop and speak to you. What time is your shop open on Fridays?

  15. Hi Kardea,
    Thank you for your email, our shop is open at 12 – 6 pm from Monday – Saturday. I hope to see you sometime tomorrow.
    Ing

  16. Ms. Ing, I’m really hoping you see this before tomorrow! My friend and I came to visit you a few months ago and when we did we signed your peace project and told you about an art show that he will be curating. A fraction of the proceeds will be given to the Newark Arts Council and it would be a pleasure to have you there looking at our work. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door; however, you can purchase them here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-limbo-project-tickets-17613021020

    Looking forward to seeing you and please contact if anything

    Namaste

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