One of the odd things about blogging is that you share a lot of your life, but sometimes you can't share everything. Like now. A member of my family is ill, but doesn't want to share their problems on the Internet -- and who can blame them. So, just know that I am stressed and worried and struggling with deadlines at work. Not a great time for me.
Bare Knuckle Arts, run by former art teacher Amy Mietzel. (If you leave in the area, do check out the classes and workshops; they rock!) We painted Peace Poles, which are poles that say "May Peace Prevail on Earth" on four sides, usually in four different languages.
I can't find a lot about the history of Peace Poles, but the first one went up in Japan 1955. Since then, more than 100,000 poles have gone up in more than 180 countries. It turns out that the largest Peace Pole is located in Janesville, Wisconsin, just 40 miles from me. It was put up at the site of a Ku Klux Klan rally.
Anyway, the workshop was friendly and peaceful. For a few hours I just enjoyed the painting and the company and the music. Thanks, Amy!
I'm joining with Nicole to Keep Calm and Craft On. I could use some calm!