BANGOR — There’s always something to be grateful for. The Gratitude Flag Art Project happening downtown is just one reminder of that.
“The fundamental essence of the project is to stop and think about what you have to feel good about,” said Susan Bryand, an artist and creator of the Gratitude Flag Project.
She’s been shipping kits to people to make flags showing what they’re thankful for.
“We already had her lined up for August as an artist in the coffee house,” said Cheryl Michaud, owner of the West Market Square Artisan Coffee House. “We talked about her doing the gratitude flags in the window, then I asked her if we could expand that project.”
During the month of September, larger versions of the flags seen in the coffeehouse window will be hanging in West Market Square.
You can pick up kits to make your own at the coffeehouse or the Rock and Art Shop.
“It’s easy to use, the material, as long as you follow the directions,” Bryand said.
Inside the kit is a flag and a piece of paper to write what you’re grateful for.
To make the flag, you expose the fabric to the light and the things you put on top of it will create the design.
After you have your design, rinse it for five minutes and let it dry.
“It’s just a tough time. Just gratitude, think of the things that are going well, that we’re grateful for, just try to bring some positivity,” Michaud said.
If you want your gratitude flag displayed in West Market Square, you have until Aug. 20 to drop it off.