Grandmothers Council Painting, Ithaca 2008
"I feel blessed to do this painting and words cannot
translate accurately what it is for me. "
"This painting is in honor and gratitude to who they are
and to their work."
Minouche's inspiration for PEACEMAKERS came from her
heart and a profound sense of spiritual guidance.
It was a wonderful journey of artistic and personal
transformation as she watched her paintbrush touch
canvas and bring each grandmother's special qualities to
speaks of the day in 2008 when "PEACEMAKERS" was
in the presence of eight of the Grandmothers in Ithaca, New York:
AND came the time when in their presence ...
I stand before them for the first time at a women's
gathering of about 350. Jyoti ,the spiritual guide
who had the vision to gather the 13 Grandmothers,
helping me to unroll the painting, a 9 feet by 5
Just right now ,writing this to you , I feel moved...
I feel this incredible wave of Joy coming to me from the
Grandmothers as well from the crowd.
Grandmother Flordemayo jumped out of her chair to hug me
in joy for so long,
My body shaking in tears.
Grand mother Rita Blumenstein crying and laughing as the
same time, taking my tears to put on hers .
Grandmothers Tsering, Agnes, Margaret, Mona, Beatrice
and Rita Long-Visitor, each and all deeply moved and
And when we turned around to show the painting to the
women , the same energy of love ...
Minouche will make copies of
available for purchase. All proceeds support the
Grandmothers' work. Visit
www.grandmotherscouncil.com to learn more.