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
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
I am still planning this weeks peace sign. Last weeks is available for sale in my Etsy store. I have also added some other peace signs and some mosaic pieces too. Check it out. I will be at the Bennington Farmer’s Market again this Saturday January 20, 2018 from 10 to 1. Stop in and say hi! Happy Winter.
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.
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 see