Dona Nobis Pacem 2012

blog for peace
Dona Nobis Pacem.

Today is the day to blog for peace, and here is my design.

In place of the globe image I’ve used one of my daily sketches which, as soon as I finished it, vaguely resembled a globe although it was actually Giuseppe sleeping on a chair. I named it “World Cat”. What could be more peaceful than a happily resting cat in the classic feline sleeping pose, also the pose of many of the world’s animals–curled in a  circle, nose on the tail.

The background is a starry background I created for a website and have also used in a few print designs.

Read more—and design your own entry—at BlogBlastForPeace, where you can join over 5,000 people all over the world who are wishing us all peace on earth today, and all days.


Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

With God as our father, brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,

Let this be the moment now

With every step I take may this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller

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I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility.
Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind.
Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal

~Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)

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Read a story I wrote, involving the song.

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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18 thoughts on “Dona Nobis Pacem 2012

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  • November 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I love what you’ve done with this graphic. Soothing and peaceful. Thank you for blogging peace with us. I always look forward to your offering on peace day.
    Mimi Lenox

    • November 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Mimi, thank you for hosting this! I’m always glad to design something with peace in mind.

  • November 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful Bernadette, reminded me of a Christmas Card also, beautiful coloring.I see how animals can make a person more peaceful.

    Peace to you and the kitties.

    • November 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Sharon, thanks so much! You’re right, it does look like a Christmas card. Yes, I do believe animals make us peaceful, just by their unconditional love–we don’t need to worry.

  • November 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Giuseppe sleeping is a great peace image. Peace be with you, now and always.

    • November 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Karen Jo, seeing my cats sleep always makes me smile. Peace be with you as well.

  • November 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    So love your Giuseppe World Cat Peaceglobe! Beautiful! 🙂
    Peace to you and yours!

    (A link to your post will be on “Peace Bloggers Unite” later)

    • November 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Peace to you as well, Annelisa. I’m go glad Giuseppe inspired me to paint him, and so glad we’re celebrating peace today.

  • November 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I love the artistry of your Globe image. Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day and in all the days to come.

    P.S. I’m the Travis who made the ripple graphic. Thanks for using it!

    • November 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Travis, thank you very much! And I chose your ripple graphic because I liked it best of all. Peace to you!

  • November 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I love this! Truly stunning.

    • November 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Nothing like a sleeping kitty to make you feel peaceful.

      Peace to yinz guys too (that’s how we say it in Pittsburgh).


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