Like all of you, my world stood still on Friday afternoon. I'm still carrying a knot in my soul that I think will stay forever. I've struggled to make sense of things, finally realizing some things will never make sense. So I reached for my comfort, creating something.
I brought my Gelli plate out and made lots of prints on rice paper. I then cut the prints into squares and rectangles. Using liquid matte medium, I glued them onto another sheet of rice paper to create something of a paper banner. It was difficult to get a good photo of the piece, so I took it outside and hung it on a tree. The crisp air blew the paper around. The colors moved and changed in the sunlight. It was beautiful. And for a moment my spirit was lifted just a little bit.
I hope you will take a moment to find whatever it is that brings you comfort. Find it and rest there for just a little bit. There is still love and joy and peace to share in this world.