Descriptions of Ing’s Videos on YouTube

 

 GoldenSwallowtailButterfly

GoldenSwallowtailButterfly  (8:15 minutes)

Link to YouTube:  http://youtu.be/KuFOnDoUMJc 

To All Syrians from the Golden Swallowtail Butterfly

Beautiful Golden Swallowtail Butterfly

Summersaults in the sky

Drinking sweet nectar

For the beautiful wings to fly

The golden wings span out

Showing the black accented lines

A highlight for your beautiful wings

 

Two perfect tails you have

But a broken wing

Knowing how far you came from

 

Do you pass by Syria lately?

 

No! No one cultivates the gardens

They are busy fighting with each other

No trees, no plants

No flowers giving me the nectar to drink

 

They are running away

From their homes and their land

One million children are refugees now

 

What are you doing Syrian people?

Everybody stop fighting

 

Please come!

Plant your trees for butterflies and bees

Show your children how nice butterflies can be

They help to fertilize your plants

Producing fruits for your children to enjoy

Syrian people you have a long culture

Your arts and your country are beautiful

 

Do not ruin your ancestors’ good reputation

Preserve your culture for your children to grow

Show your children your fruitful gardens

And the beautiful Golden Butterfly will visit you

 

The butterfly says, 

You will see no tears

No fear on your children faces

But the sound of your children’s laughter

The joy of seeing my beautiful wings

 

Everybody stop using weapons 

Please come! 

To enjoy your tasty food

Your dance, your music, your arts

And your ancient civilization

We want to visit you

Show us how civilized Syrian Society can be

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, August 23, 2013, 9:45 pm

 The Golden Swallowtail Butterfly was captured by me on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at our backyard garden in downtown Newark, New Jersey.  I would like to dedicate this video to all the children in Syria.

 

 

 

 

 WhiteCosmos&Bees

WhiteCosmos&Bees (5:15 minutes)

Link to YouTube: http://youtu.be/jzOGumc40xM

 

White Cosmo Flowers and Bees 

White cosmos flowers are dancing in the wind 

Open wide facing the sun 

Inviting the bees 

Hovering to this one and that one

 

The taste of nectar is so good 

But bees do not know 

They are working for the Cosmos to go on 

Generating the next generation of white flowers 

 

The nature of cooperation is revealed 

With animals and flowers alike

 

If humans learn from the Cosmos and bees 

We will have less conflict 

Less war 

 Less killing 

Humans please learn!

 

Syrians, Egyptians and others 

Stop killing!

 

Please learn from plants and bees 

 

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:24 am 

Information from Wikipedia:  Estimates of deaths in the Syrian civil war, per opposition activist groups, vary between 80,725 and 106,425. On 24 July 2013, the United Nations put out an estimate of over 100,000 that had died in the war.

Link to Total killed in Syria:  http://www.google.com/#fp=a4b216728db522b3&q=total+killed+in+syria 

Egyptian raids:  According to the Egyptian Health Ministry, 638 people were killed on 14 August, of which 595 were civilians and 43 police officers, with at least 3,994 injured.

Link to Egyptian raids:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2013_Egyptian_raids

I enjoyed seeing my first white cosmos blossom beautiful and larger than normal.  The plants are tall waving in the wind  causing the elegant white flowers to stand out over the other flowers in the garden, with long stems extending out making the cosmos flowers dance.  The bees are having good time drinking nectar from different flowers.  For the moment with nature I am in bliss. 

But the evening news is still on my mind   The UN said the total of deaths in Syrian conflict is over one hundred thousand.  Now the Egyptian conflict causes many hundreds to die.  I am very sad and unhappy when I know that people are dying from senseless conflict.  Their families are crying, there is trouble and sadness everywhere.  I beg people to please be civilized, compromise, take and give a little bit.  This is better than the destruction of one another that never ends.  It is, tit for tat, on and on with violence and vengeance.  Please read my poem.  I hope that you understand the logic of life. 

Thanks to YouTube for allowing me to post the video expressing my thoughts, I hope my little voice just like a grain of sand can become a beach or drop of water that can become a sea if more people help to express their thoughts against wars everywhere.  This will be diminish and replace war with joy and togetherness in a peaceful life for all 

Please visit www.ingpeaceproject.com for more pictures and information.

Please see more pictures and descriptions below:

 Ing’sPeaceProject1

 Ing’sPeaceProject1 (3:24 minutes) Link to YouTube:

http://youtu.be/xljCkI-mKfw

I was very happy with the Peace Project responses from people who came to the Puerto Rican Arts & Music Fair on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Elwood Park (Phillips Park), Newark,New Jersey.  There were many interesting and very good comments that I agree with totally.  For example Mr. Manvel F Morgado’s comment is “Peace means to me when everybody work together in this world so it can be peaceful and with a lot of hope and love and respect for others like family it does not matter what race you are we still the same people on this earth.”

Ms. Carmen Rodriguez’s comment is “Peace means to me no more fights and killing in the world everyone living in peace.”

I have watched the local and international news; most of the news was negative.  People were killing each others everywhere.  Right now in Egypt and Syria people are continuing to do so.  Even though the crisis does not affect me directly, my heart is aching, I wish people would come to their senses and for violent actions will not solve their problems.  I wish they would have the same beliefs as Mr. Manvel F Morgado’s and Ms. Carmen Rodriguez, and then they may have peace for themselves and their children.

Thanks to Mr. Manvel F Morgado’s and Ms. Carmen Rodriguez for theirs Comments.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 

Sunday, 8.18.2013

PuertoRicanArts&MusicFair2013Part1a

PuertoRicanArts&MusicFair2013Part1a (10:03 minutes)

Link to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlDEL4ZGuG8

7th Annual Arts & Music Fair of La Asociacion de Barranquitenos de New Jersey, Ing’s Peace Project and John’s Demonstration of Pottery, Third time at Elwood Park (Phillips Park), Newark, New Jersey On Saturday, August 10th, 2013, Part 1

The 7th Annual Arts and Music Fair of La Asociacion de Barranquitenos de NJ  at Elwood Park (Phillips Park), Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 was a very energetic affair.  There was live music all day.  John enjoyed making pottery while listening to the music that was entertaining to him.  My Peace Project was very successful, just like last year.  I was glad to see the artist, his wife and a group of young girls that participated in my peace project last year.  In the late afternoon I left my Peace Project Booth to be cared for by our good friend, Patricia Meidel.  We really enjoyed having her and I was very grateful for her helping on my peace project.

I walked to the music stage listening to some very entertaining music.  People could not stop moving and some were dancing to fantastic rhythms.  I saw Mr. Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociacion de Barranquitenos de NJ, who was busy organizing and announcing the activities.  Thanks to Mr. Carlos Maldonado Pastrana and his association for arranging for the community to have this special event. I will upload more of music and other activities of the fair when I finish organizing the projects.

If you would like to see last year’s event please visit: ingpeaceproject.com, the link is the following: http://ingpeaceproject.com/6th-annual-arts-and-music-fair-elwood-park/

Ing-On VibulBhan-Watts

Monday, 8.15,2013

PuertoRicanArts&MusicFair2013Part2a

PuertoRicanArts&MusicFair2013Part2a

Link to YouTube: http://youtu.be/-nUoC5VxJ_4

 

 

 

7th Annual Arts & Music Fair of La Asociacion de Barranquitenos de New Jersey, Ing’s Peace Project and John’s Demonstration of Pottery, Third time at Elwood Park (Phillips Park), Newark, New Jersey On Saturday, August 10th, 2013, Part 2.

We enjoyed the outdoor activities.  I love to see families come out to the fair having a good time.  I was entertained by the traditional Puerto Rican music while I was videoing the singers and the musicians performing.  Some people were dancing along with the music.

If you would like to see last year’s event please visit: ingpeaceproject.com, the link is the following: http://ingpeaceproject.com/6th-annual-arts-and-music-fair-elwood-park/

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Supermoon

Link to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q3lg4eW7UE&feature=youtu.be (3:34 minutes)

“Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars. Let me see what spring is like, on Jupiter and mars. In other words, hold my hand, ———–”  While I was editing my pictures for the Supermoon video Nat King Cole’s recording of, Fly me to the moon was echoing in my ears.  I love his voice and music.  It is my honor to combine my video with his song. 

I was lucky taking the picture of the Supermoon on Sunday, June 22, 2013.  I tried to take pictures of Supermoon again on Monday, June 23 which was supposed to be the best day of the full moon but the sky was so cloudy because of so much moisture in the air.  I saw no moon.  I tried again until June 26 there was no moon appearing in the sky only dark blankets of clouds. 

I have written a poem for the Supermoon that I would like to share: 

Supermoon

Waiting for the Supermoon

After sunset

As the golden rays leave earth

Darkness creeps in

I am not afraid

Soon the Supermoon will rise

Bright and shining on earth

In the month of June twenty thirteen

We are waiting for you

Give us light and happiness

Give us Peace on earth

Wipe the trouble from this world

Let humanity see your beauty

I wish the Supermoon had the power

To bring us Peace on earth now!

Ing-on Vibulbhan-watts Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2:39 pm

For more pictures and information please link to the Supermoon page: http://ingpeaceproject.com/education-for-all/supermoon/

Ing & John Art Exhibition June 2013

Link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4BYKn7G-Uc  (10 minutes)

 

 

 Ing & John Art Exhibition, June 2013

Artwork by John Watts and Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

At 194 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey

 Reception on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ing and I have decided that because friends like you want to see the show we have set up an evening for everyone to come for a kind of informal reception on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 194 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey.

So come join us if you can.  Ing will make some fantastic Thai snacks, and I will contribute a large hand thrown punch bowl filled with cheap Sangria.  What more could you ask for?

For any of my NY friends who dare to visit Jersey, it is a short walk from the Path station, and only a half a block from the Prudential Centersports arena.  John

For more pictures and Information please go to www.ingpeaceproject.com, the link is:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/ing-johns-art-exhibition-6-2013/

 Ing’s Peace Project & LGBTQ Youth

Link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Seqjsap7LQc&feature=youtu.be

(7:42 minutes)

  I love flowers.  They are beautiful.  I wait for the weather to change till spring, and then I can go to my backyard garden.  I cultivate my garden, seeing the plants rising and growing each day.  Then the magic comes when the flowers greet me.  I spend hours in my little garden.  To keep the beauty of these flowers in winter when I long to see them, I take a lot of pictures.  Thanks to the evolution of digital cameras I can take photographs and print to give to friends or make a slide show or movie.

 When I sat wanting to compose the finished artwork from the LGBTQ youth comments poster I thought of something beautiful.  I want this group of youths to feel beautiful just like my beautiful flowers.  When we feel beautiful then we feel good.  As long as we feel happy we can do a lot of things no matter what some people say.

The video is a combination of sections of my finished artwork, which shows the written comments from the LGBTQ youth on, “What does Peace mean to you?” on my Peace Project Poster, accompanied with beautiful flower images that I took from our backyard garden.

I also composed some poems for the, LGBTQ Youth’s Comments Project, for my website.  I only integrated one poem into the video.

 Equality for All

There will be no Peace

Without equality

If the scale of justice

Is unbalanced

There are always reasons for oppressors

To put others down

At one time women could not own property

And could not vote

Slaves of all races could be sold like cattle

And others historically were also treated wickedly

Humanity has evolved

Using our brains and our knowledge

To progress and change

Change we must!

Equality is balance

Human Rights is for all

And equality is for all

This will bring peace to the world

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, March 29, 2013, 12:03 am

Hi Gabby,

 How are you?  I hope you are fine.  I just uploaded LGBTQ Youth & Ing’s Peace Project video on YouTube, the link is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Seqjsap7LQc&feature=youtu.be

Please let me know what you think about the video.

Hope you have a nice summer.

Ing

7.1.13

Hi Ing,

The video looks wonderful, thank you so much for doing that.

Please see attached pictures of the peace poster in my

counseling office, I had it framed and showed it at an art

exhibit atRutgersUniversityinNew Brunswick, for

the department of child protection and permanency in New Jersey.

Thanks,

Gabby

Gabriela C. Celeiro

Bilingual Counselor, MSW

Hetrick-Martin Institute-Newark

Empowerment, Education, & Advocacy for LGBTQ Youth

Phone 646-581-0720
Fax 212-674-8651
Gceleiro@hmi.org | www.hmi.org

 Hi Gabby,

Thanks for the attachments.  I do love your composition about the LGBTQ youth.  Your writing helps the readers to understand the lives of this group of youths and how they can get themselves into bad situations and become homeless.  My love and my heart go out to these youths.  The help that you and your organization offer to these youngsters is to be complimented and should be recognized as a good example for others to follow.

I am glad that you have the finished peace project artwork framed and exhibited.

Please let me know if you would like to work on my peace project with the new classes and the new group of youngsters again.

I hope you enjoy your summer.  Please stop by when you are near our shop.

All the best,

Ing

PS. I hope you do not mind, I posted your responses to my email on my website.

7.4.2013

If you would like to view more artwork and poems please visit http://ingpeaceproject.com/1-academy-street-firehouse-youth/lgbtq-youth-at-hetrick-martin-institute/

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park

On Sunday, April 7, 2013 

Link to YouTube :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGJnVub29Kw (7:08 minutes)

John and I went to Branch Brook, Newark, New Jersey, last Sunday, April 7th, to observe the Cherry Blossoms blooms.  Some of the small cherry trees are blooming with beautiful pink and red flowers.  But most of the mature cherry trees are still in bud formation.  John would like to have his pottery students, who are also our friends, join us for a picnic and enjoy cherry blossoms on Sunday, April 15th.   After we saw the cherry blossoms around the park, John and I agreed that Sunday, April 21st will be the best time for most of the blossoming trees to be in full bloom.  It will be the ideal occasion for us to get together with our friends.  I took photos of some areas of the park.  Some people came with children to enjoy the warm day and fresh air.

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park

On Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wake up Cherry Blossoms

We long for you

Please show us

Your beauty and charm

See?

The children are running around,

Beside and underneath you

Seeing you come out in spring

 It is a happy time

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, April 7, 2013

Please visit  http://ingpeaceproject.com/cherry-blossoms/cherry-blossoms-2013-part-1/         for more pictures and information

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park

On Sunday, April 14, 2013 

Link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5S7VAWkgww (7:23 minutes)

John and I went to Branch Brook Park,Newark,New Jersey, again on Sunday, April 14, 2013.  More people came to the park.  The cherry blossoms were greeting people with more beautiful Blossoms than the previous Sunday.  I enjoyed the beauty of cherry blossoms and was so happy to see people enjoying them with families and friends.  Seeing Children having a good time with nature that adults cooperatively created giving happiness for themselves and children is a very peaceful sight.  The following passage is my heart felt wish for the world to be peaceful and have a happy time as we did then in the park.

Spring Everywhere in the World

Walking and talking

Holding hands in the park 

Enjoy the warm day

Away from the winter past

 

Spring comes

We are happy to be together 

No war

No fighting

 

How nice it could be

If the troubled world could see us

And join hands with us 

Please come

To celebrate the spring 

It is a better way

And it is a happy way

Joining hands in the park

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, April 09, 2013

 

 Please visit   http://ingpeaceproject.com/cherry-blossoms/cherry-blossom-sun-march-18-2012/       for more pictures and information

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park

On Friday, April 19, 2013

Link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkELlE5-y7c (9:37 minutes)

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park on Friday, April 19 were bursting out breathing the fresh air of spring everywhere.  The whole park was decorated with white, pink and red dots of cherry blossoms in every branch.  Looking through my camera lens I captured beautiful embroidery of Cherry Blossom lace on the screen.  People were arriving in the park to see the magnificence of nature at the optimum appearance of the cherry blossoms.

 We were very lucky to see a pretty lady dressed in a white bridal outfit with a handsome man and a camera man.  I said “Can I take your picture?”  The gentleman said “Yes, you can.”  The children were running and playing near by.  My heart was pounding, wanting to capture every joyful scene. “Ing, we have to move to the other location.  Don’t take too long in one place.”  John reminded me.  “O.K. I am going now.”  I replied.  “Oh! Look Ing, a wedding group is coming here.”  John pointed at lots of bridesmaids dressed in light pink, a very pretty bride dressed in beautiful white lace and a light white see through material that was flying around her body catching the light wind in the air.  “Sorry John, I cannot go anywhere now.”  This is a perfect event that I was lucky to have a chance to witness.  We were so happy enjoying the perfect moment with cherry blossoms and all the other people in the park.  I had to write down my memory of our perfect trip as follows:

Cultivating Nature

 Walking through nature

Families come joining hands and minds

Peace is what we all feel

Peace with nature

And with each other as a group

Tranquility exists

When we seek peace and harmony

Let us have clear minds

Happiness is what we all need

When I have peace

 Nothing else matter

Touching this moment with you

Appreciating our beautiful world

When we cultivate nature

Peace is with us all

Wedding Bells Ring in Spring

 

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

And Beautiful Bride

Joyful people

Celebrate life together

Life is blooming

Blossoming for families

Friends and families

Joining with glee

Celebrating life together

Spring is ringing

The bells of love

Love for nature

Greeting Cherry Blossoms

Together with mankind

In the warm heart of spring

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, April 20, 2013

  “Peace Comes To You” in the Chinese Language

Link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCtytSBlysk

Ing’s Peace Poem “Peace Comes To You” in the Chinese language                      (6.36 minutes)

When I sat down starting to do my artwork, I felt very happy and satisfied.  I let my brain dictate my hand.  My eyes focused on the artwork appearing.  My only concentration was on the artwork, producing, creating something that would please me.  In this state of mind I focused on only one thing, no wandering or distraction.  It was my state of meditation and peace.

When I look at Chinese paintings they make me think of the artists who created them and how happy they were while they were working on these paintings.  I love all kinds of artwork but I admire the Chinese painters brush strokes and how they used negative space to compose with solid forms to create perfect and harmonious compositions.

I enjoyed producing this video, “Peace Comes To You”, in the Chinese language.  The Chinese art work and the photographic scenes captivated me, and the beautiful tradition Chinese music made this production come alive.  I am thankful for all the artists who’s work I utilized to convey my believe in Peace.

Special thanks to Lin LiMei who translated my “Peace Comes To You” poem into the Chinese language and for her recitation of my poem in Chinese.  A very good friend, Pat Meidel, Jason Howard, the great actor, and Tashia Hall, a lovely lady, and a very good mother, were kind enough to recite my poem in English.

One can achieve any goal but it is such a lonely process.   If more people come together we can achieve great things that lead to harmony and peace in society.

Please visit http://ingpeaceproject.com/ing-peace-project/peace-poem-chinese/  for more pictures and information

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Thursday, January 18, 2013

Ing’sPoemPeaceComesToYouInYorubaReadByZainabNew1 (4:21 minutes)

Link to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Mw5WC3OWg&feature=youtu.be

Ing’s Peace poem “Peace Comes to You” in the Yoruba language

“Alaafia wa si odo re” is a Yoruba language translation of “Peace comes to you”.   I am very glad and grateful to Zainab Bisiolu who was kind enough to translate my Peace poem “Peace Comes to You” into Yoruba language.  After I received the translation from Zainab I had a chance to study about the Yoruba language, and the Yoruba people, from the internet.  I combined some information about the Yoruba language and the Yoruba people in addition to Zainab’s translation and posted it on my website.  Zainab also allowed me to record her recitation of my Peace poem in English and in the Yoruba languages.   I have posted some of my Peace project videos on YouTube.   I thought that it would be a good idea for me to compose a video from my peace poem with Zainab’s reciting my poem and my combining this with some pictures of people and art of Yoruba. I hope that people who do not know much about this subject can watch the video, learn and enjoy as much as I do.

If you want to learn more about Yoruba, please visit the link to my page about Yoruba as follow:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/ing-peace-project/peace-poem-yoruba-nigeria-togo-benin/

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, January 06, 2013

 

Link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BWtrI4UfnI&feature=youtu.be

As the sadness sets in I look for nature to give me calm and peace.  Now the weather is cold.  Outside plants in our little plot of land in downtown Newark, NJ have turned brown and some of them are withering away.  But I always keep a record of the beautiful flowers from spring through summer, especially, the bees and butterflies that visit our garden.  I composed this video from the pictures that I took last year and years before.

In December 2010 I had a great opportunity to record three elementary school teachers and their first grade students in Newark reciting my, “Peace Comes To You”, poem.  My personal little six year old math student also recited my poem.

I wish to send my deep sympathy to all the people that were affected by the tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School and other places with similar events.

Let us remember the happiness and peaceful times together then and now.  The kindness and concern of the others always brings us through tough times.  We all have to solve problems sensibly.  We cannot run away from trouble.  If any of us are not in a healthy physical and mental state then all of us suffer the consequences.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

   Link to YouTube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqQUnB4MIF8

 Millions of artworks on the street

 At Washington Park, Newark, New Jersey

Right opposite the Newark Museum

People, people, everywhere

Where kids run wild

Having good times with art on the street

As old people say,

“Streets are paved with Gold”

Better yet is when People come together

Paving streets with Art

Hi little girl

That is very nice

It’s a peace sign you paint!

After you finish your artwork

Please go to my Peace Project table

 And Express your thoughts on Peace

She comes with her family

 To paint a Peace artwork

And express peace in words

 “Peace means Love to you”

Peace and Art come together

 With Young and Old

 Black, White, Yellow and Brown

Let us shout out loud

“Let more Peace and Art come together

 In this World”

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, October 20, 2012

Please visit  http://ingpeaceproject.com/ings-peace-project-and-the-quarter-of-mile-print/ for more pictures and information

Link for YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYRBkrSW0ic&list=UL0mp-2o8NYwo&index=9

The Quarter Mile Print Project Part 1 Description

The event took place in Washington Park directly across from the Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  The intention of the project is to make a print that is a quarter of a mile long.

This is printmaking and type of print being made is a monotype.  All participants received ink (soy/water-based), brushes, a sheet of paper and technical instruction.  When finished making and image, a sheet of paper is placed on top and a steamroller prints it.  The entire print will consist of over 500 sheets of paper.  All who participate will take home their print when the project is complete.

This project supported by the Newark Arts Council Art Start Program as part of Open Doors Studio Tour 2012.

The Quarter Mile Print Project, “It’s a Family Affair”

Stephen McKenzie is an organizer.

Please visit http://ingpeaceproject.com/ings-peace-project-and-the-quarter-of-mile-print/the-quarter-of-mile-print-project-part-1/  for more pictures and information

Link for YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mp-2o8NYwo&list=ULPqQUnB4MIF8&index=8

The Quarter Mile Print Part 2 Description

Stephen McKenzie, the director of the Arts Workshop at Newark Museum told us about his project, The Quarter Mile Print and he invited us to participate.  I asked Stephen if I could bring my Peace Project to join in with his project.  He was glad to have my Peace Project become part of the event.  The event day was intended to be on Sunday, October 7, 2012 but because rain was forecast, he postponed the event to Saturday, October 20.  It was a beautiful and sunny day when the activity finally took place.  People came to make mono prints on the street and also came to my Peace Project table and wrote the comments on “What does Peace mean to you?”  Until late afternoon John was helping me take care of the Peace Project activities.  I enjoyed walking about admiring the artwork on the street, taking as many pictures as I could and also recording video to be posted on my website and YouTube for sharing with others who were unable to participate.

Everyone enjoyed painting.  Children were also having a good time playing with the paints to make finger print artwork.  This inspired me to write the following poem:

  Little Hands

Little imprint hands

 Little hands trembling

 With red and blue paint on palms

Carefully they press

Their fingers print

Recording their time

Red and blue colors bright

Playful event

That is their concern

One hundred years onward

Their children will feel

Longing, touching

 Their little imprint hands

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, November 25, 2012, 3:39 P.M.

Please visit http://ingpeaceproject.com/ings-peace-project-and-the-quarter-of-mile-print/the-quarter-of-mile-print-project-part-2/  for more pictures and information.

The link for YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI9DF3IpPWw&feature=youtu.be

Saturday, October 20, 2012 was the day that The Quarter Mile Print event took place at Washington Park, directly across from the Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.   I enjoyed walking about the path of the artwork.  I took a lot of pictures.  I wanted to capture all the images but it was impossible, so I took about six hundred or so pictures.  My camera is a poor quality one.  My pictures came out more blue than the actual artwork.  I enjoyed cleaning the pictures and tried to get the colors to come close to the actual images.  So I would like to apologize to the artists who created the artwork if my pictures are not as accurate as the original images.

I learned a lot from this artwork and admire the artists’ ability to produce the work, even with little strokes that little hands used to swipe paint on paper.  Human brains are powerful if only we utilize and explore the best ability that we have.  As John looked at some of the artwork he said that some of the works look like Picasso or Miro paintings.  If you would like to see more artwork please visit

http://ingpeaceproject.com/ings-peace-project-and-the-quarter-of-mile-print/the-quarter-mile-print-part-5/

http://ingpeaceproject.com/ings-peace-project-and-the-quarter-of-mile-print/the-quarter-mile-print-part-6/

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, December 26, 2012

Ing’s Peace Project & Puerto Rican Fair 2012 Part 4

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Published on Sep 16, 2012

The 6th Annual Arts and Music Fair at ElwoodPark, Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, August 11, 2012 was a very good Fair. People came out with family, walking about to see what each booth had to offer. The music was quite good, John and I enjoyed it. I am sure the others who came enjoyed it also. Thanks to all the musicians who worked hard to achieve their goals. When people come out to have good time together usually they bring out the good side of humanity. For example a woman came with a man in the wheel chair with a small dog, when she saw anther small dog near by she went to the dog and gave water to the dog. I was so busy I had no time to walk around to see what the activity at each booth. After we packed our supplies to leave at about 6 P.M., I rushed out to the music stage area. I was lucky to watch the singer singing a very nice song. One couple got up from their seats to dance. The dancing lady carried a water bottle on her hand. Another gentle lady went to take the water bottle from the dancing lady. Most the people are generous if they have a chance to be so. Opposite my booth was a very popular booth, kids and adults lined up to have their face or body painted. Not very far away next to the iron fence hanging artworks from different artists, I went to see one artist who was working on a portrait. Next to him a portrait of President Barack Obama was displayed. The artwork was done by him and was very good.

The fair was good for the community to communicate, seeing new things, and meeting people who you know and not know, and listening to live special culture music serenading everyone at the fair. It was a happy time for the community. This is one type of Peace we can achieve, through trusting and understanding each other, and showing generosity and kindness to one another. For this successful event we have to thanks to Mr. Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociacion de Barranquitenos de NJ and other organizers and supporters making it happen with cooperation and well meaning for all. I would like to dedicated this video to Ambassador J Christolpher stevens and others who died in Libya and other places because of the misunderstand between beliefs in their religions. I hope that Peace will come to the world and I hope that one of the comments in my Peace Project in this Puerto Rican Fair will come true soon “Peace means for the Whole World to live as one without any hate and to live with love.”

Let there be Peace on Earth

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, September 16, 2012

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Ing’s Peace Project & Puerto Rican Fair 2012 Part 3

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 was the day that John & I participated in the 6th Annual Arts and Music Fair at Elwood Park, Newark, New Jersey. I was very busy explaining about my Peace Project. All day long, people young and old came to express their thoughts about Peace. I recall one of many interesting events, when three young girls were very excited to see their pictures and their comments on my finished poster from last year (2011). They were discussing with each other whether or not to write the comments again for this year (2012). With cheerful laugher they were gliding out of my booth after they finished writing their comments. They are young, innocent and full of life, love and fun. A little while later they appeared with a middle aged man. One of the girls explained about my Peace Project to him. I guess he was her father. She not only brought him to my booth, but like a busy bee she pointed out the space for him to write his comments while three pairs of eyes watched intensively. I would exchange anything to be young and innocently free again.

Some comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” are: Peace means happiness, love, quiet, friendship, freedom and a lot more in Spanish and English.

If you would like to see more pictures and information please visit   http://ingpeaceproject.com/6th-annual-arts-and-music-fair-elwood-park/6th-annual-arts-and-music-fair-elwood-park-4/

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, September 14, 2012

Category: Education

Ing’s Peace Project & Puerto Rican Fair 2012 Part 2b

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My Peace Project was very successful at the 6th Annual Arts and Music Fair at Elwood Park, Newark, New Jersey.  Many people stopped by and expressed their thoughts on “What does Peace mean to you?”  One artist came with his friend. The artist was kind enough to draw his artwork of a mask on my poster, which makes the poster more interesting and unique. His comment was, “Peace for All”, which reflects his artistic belief. Later on he brought his wife and daughter to write their comments.

A pregnant young lady and her friend, and the children of each of them, expressed their comments on Peace. I was so glad to capture the pictures of her and her friend while they were holding the hands of their young children to write on my Peace poster. This was the most happy moment and my reward was to see such a beautiful sight. There were many comments that made me feel good and smile, such as “Peace means for the Whole World to live as one without any hate and to only live with love.”

If you would like to see more videos and learn about my Peace Project please visit: www.ingpeaceproject.com

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, September 14, 2012

Category:  Education

Ing’s Peace Project & Puerto Rican Fair 2012 Part 1

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Ing’s Peace Project & John Demonstrating Pottery At The Puerto Rican Fair’s description

Mr. Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociacion de Barranquitenos de New Jersey invited us to participate in the 6th Annual Arts and Music Fair at the Elwood Park, Newark, New Jersey.  This was our second year of participation.  The fair took place on Saturday, August 11th, 2012.  A lot of people came to join in expressing their thoughts on peace.  Little children came to the Fair with parents who helped them write down their thoughts on “What does Peace mean to you?”  I was very glad to see children going to get their parents to participate.  Husbands brought their wives and children to learn about my Peace Project.  I had my finished artwork poster that contains the comments and pictures of the participants from last year displayed in our booth.  Some of people who participated in my Peace project last year saw their pictures and their comments on the large poster and were very pleased.  People, old and young were so kind and generous.  They were enthusiastic and very glad to participate.  They did not mind having their pictures taken.  Some were looking forward to seeing next years finished artwork poster.

John’s pottery demonstration was very popular. He managed to teach few children how to throw pots. He could not resist the children persistently asking to learn how to throw the pots.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts,   Saturday, September 09, 2012

Butterflies & Bees Backyard Garden, Newark

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Ing’s Butterflies & Bees Backyard Garden, Newark description

In downtown Newark, New Jersey, surrounded by walls of bricks and concrete buildings there is a small plot of land.  This peaceful garden is cultivated to create a little heaven on earth for a simple person who loves nature.  In this garden red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and other colors of beautiful flowers contrast with varying shades of green creating a palette of color reminiscent of a Monet artwork. There is a little table and a few chairs for one or more company to relax in the evening with a gentle breeze bringing the fragrance of Jasmine and other flowers mesmerizing us with peace and tranquility in a moment of utopia on earth.

Oh look! Monarch, swallowtail, and other butterflies are dancing around the flowers tasting the sweetness of nectar!  A bee is hovering nearby cleverly drinking the nectar from a butterfly bush flower, for the first time teaching me how this is done.  At the same time butterflies are using their long proboscis to pierce deep into the center of the flowers drinking up the nectar as though through a straw.

For many moons and many summers I have enjoyed my little plot of heaven on earth.   Now it is a time for me to share this with others to help them calm down and enjoy nature before we leave this earth for good.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, August, 21, 2012, 5:15 P.M.

Peace Project Comes to the Classroom

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Ing’s Peace Project Comes to the Classroom Description

I am glad that more people are taking my peace project to use in the classroom.  Children will replace us as the adults of the future and need to be aware of their lives and feelings.  We as adults should take the initiative to cultivate the minds of our children to think in peaceful ways.  For example in this video animation, “Shadow of Peace and the Young People of Academy Street Firehouse”, these children express their feelings with love and happiness.  I spotted one child simply writing the word, “Mom”.  This young one is probably longing for mother.  Some say, “Peace means enjoying yourself”.  One youngster at the 4-H Youth Development RCE of Essex County wrote, “Peace means love for all”.  I particularly liked the phrase of one child, “Never hate, and just eat cake”.  I hope that schools and other institutions will use my idea of, “Take ten minutes a year to cultivate children to have peace for life”.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 12:05 P.M.

 Shadow of Peace      by   Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

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Today is a very good day for me to launch my, ” Shadow of Peace”, video on YouTube, and my Peace Project, website, www.ingpeaceproject.com Congratulations to the Egyptian people. May peace be with all Egyptians and the world. Ing 2.11.2011

This Shadow of Peace video originated from the ceramic sculpture that I made last summer. I took pictures of this sculpture sitting by the window in our bedroom. The sunlight cast an interesting shadow from the top portion of the sculpture showing the Peace symbol lying on the surface of the table. This image of the shadow of peace sparked my imagination to think about the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan, and other places in the world. We all live in the shadow of peace. Wars and poverty exist in these shadows all over the world. Even in American cities there are wars between rival gangs brought about by poverty and the easy availability of guns.

On September 24, 2010, while having lunch, I thought about writing a simple poem that relates to my “Peace” artwork. As I looked out the widow some small birds flew passed landing on the butterfly bush in our little backyard garden. In this quiet moment with nature the poem came to me. I quickly wrote it down and showed it to my husband. He enjoyed the poem and helped me correct some of the writing. Since then I have shown my poem to our customers and friends. They all seem to like the message of my poem. The “Peace” poem is below:

When you enjoy rain drops,
“Peace” comes to you,
When you hear birds sing,
“Peace” comes to you,
When you see fish swim in clean water,
“Peace” comes to you’
When you hear children laugh,
“Peace” comes to you,
And when you hum while walking in the wood,
“Peace” comes to you,
And when you sit quietly watching the sun rise and set,
Listening to the waves sing,
Then “Peace” comes to you,
Let “Peace” comes to you in different ways,
Let “Peace” be with us all.

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Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts,  2/10/11  

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