If you want peace you have to look for it and you can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. 229/136 August 17, 2017 a drawing on bridge wood of a weird piece of metal I found while trying to dig out a fender in the woods
I am angry today. And It feels like I am at the end of my rope. What do you do at the end of a rope? Climb? Hang? Swing? Peace is a challenge during the best of times and it seems close to impossible in a world of rage, animosity and fear. 228/137 August 16,2017 rope
i was experimenting today and made this. It’s small 9×11. It’s a prototype. This one will be a shelf or a small stand but I hope to make a puzzle and maybe one day a puzzle table.
Is mutually assured destruction a kind of peace or is it psychological violence? Either way the trick is to endure. 227/138 August 15,2017 sharpie atomic symbol
plans fall apart, ideas languish, relationships fail and we got frustrated and overwhelmed and scared. It can break you. Can you protect yourself from the pain without shutting out the joy? 226/139 August 14, 2017 fence stapes that I tried and failed to solder
Walking through the darkness is less lonely and scary when you have people to walk with you. If two people can find peace and happiness together maybe there is hope. 225/140 August 13,2017 salt and pepper shakers on a tray at a party to celebrate my cousins recent marriage.
When things don’t feel peaceful you can still find peace. You can still put a pause between the stimulus and the response. That gap can change the world. Even if it’s short lived it can still leave an impression and a provide a lesson to remember the next time life feels chaotic and violent.224/141August 12,2017 chiseled cedar 4×4
223/142 August 11,2017 scroll saw cut wood block and ink
doing the work is exhausting and it’s important to know when to rest. When you push yourself you can achieve great things, but push too hard or too fast and you won’t get anything done. Overwhelmed? Take a walk. Or a nap. Have some tea. Relax. your troubles will still be there in the morning. 222/143 August 10,2017 pen and index card
Is it a lasting peace or just the calm before the storm? 221/144 August 9, 2017 painted maple