I was originally going to skip this week. Maybe take a picture of a blank page and call it postponing peace and give myself a break. But even though this weeks offering is hastily created, the act of creating it is what matters. Doing the work matters, especially when it’s hard.
May is mental health awareness month. If you are suffering from untreated mental illness or your current treatment isn’t working. Speak up. Ask for help. You are worth it and you do deserve happiness. Have compassion for others have compassion for yourself.
It’s been difficult lately, as it sometimes is. every failure is a lesson. And it’s not always easy to learn but it’s how we grow. 21/52 a broken barnboard puzzle
Is peace realistic? Can it last? Or does it just fade away? 20/52 bard board carved
This week I got back to basics. I used scrap wood and my scroll saw and made a peace sign. Sometimes things turn out the way you plan them. Sometimes they don’t. Either way you still show up. Either way you do the work. It’s no always easy. But most of the time it’s worth it. 19/52 Pallet and fence mosaic peace sign
The outdoor farmers’ market starts this Saturday and in my market prep frenzy I kind of forgot this weeks peace preparation. So I made this with notebook paper and a hole punch. Yeah 18/52
Peace takes discipline repetition and practice. I make the mistake of confusing intensity with authenticity. The subtle can be sublime too. 17/52 barn board bevel practice
be kind to strangers. reach out to people you know. everyone is struggling with something and a kind word or gesture can mean the world. 16/52 chiseled scrap wood
never underestimate the human capacity to destroy and cause chaos. 15/52 Barbed wire I found in the woods this week