52 weeks of peace: Rest In Peace

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I have had this gout stool in pieces since my grandmother died. I had plans but no follow through. This week I found out my a dear friend of grandma’s passed away back in January. It seemed fitting to work on the gout stool.  So I carved a peace sign on each side, coated it in danish oil and put it back together. 6/52 gout stool 1A93395B-E7F5-43F6-8644-5B881C5F2D94

52 Weeks of Peace: feeling peace

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I had a pretty involved project planned out this week. It didn’t work out. It was pretty disappointing. It got me thinking about my expectations. As a way to explore my own visual vocabulary I have been using an art therapy workbook and this weeks exercise was to create a feelings map with 6 emotions. This is what I drew for the last prompt, love of self and others. Love is peace and peace is love. 4/52 charcoal feelings map

52 weeks of peace: the peace process

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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.