52 weeks of peace: the peace process


This week I am going to make a peace table. I am making drawings and cut lists with vague hopes of having it ready to assemble Thursday. Stability is an important part of making a functional table so  I have been thinking about stability as I outline this weeks project. What I keep coming back to is that stability  is the right combination of strength, flexibility and balance. It’s finding that combination that can be tricky.

Preparing For Peace


I don’t plan. It’s a problem. The problem is that not planning mostly works for me. I found out I was getting married two days before the ceremony. I wrote my graduation speech the night before graduation.  My luck may be running out? It’s the night before my first weekly peace sign is “due” and all I have is a bad drawing and bucket full of snow.  How do you plan for peace?  Should you even try? I guess we’ll see8DD22C6A-7A0F-4C7E-ACFC-53DCB619CBBF

52 weeks of peace: week 1 planning & preparation


It’s a short week so I thought I would do something easy, a snow sculpture. But it’s been unusually cold so the snow is more air than water and working with snow is harder than I thought. I drew some plans and came up with a timeline.  I am already behind schedule.  It’s supposed to be a balmy 25 tomorrow so I should be able to build the base and start carving.  Wish me luck I am going to need it.

Happy New Year!

it’s 2018! I am excited for what’s in store for the new year and a bit  apprehensive too. I mentioned yesterday that I have another peace project brewing for 2018. Instead of doing a peace sign a day, I am going to make one a week. I will chose a theme or material and post a finished peace every Thursday. 365 days of peace helped me build a creative habit and emphasize process over product. This year I want to get better at planning and preparing for a project. D5D2B183-D81F-4435-94C4-147859AA5B48 Old habits are hard to break and I made a peace sign this afternoon out of frozen food coloring on snow. Freeing myself from the obligation to make peace has given me the choice to do so. that’s the plan now. I will post updates as I go and hopefully I will create some larger more dynamic peace signs. Wish me luck I a hope you have peace and prosperity in the new year.