Saturday, April 6, 2013
I said in my introduction a few weeks back "Peace comes dropping slow". I want to depict an inner/personal peace, those still gentle times when all is right with the world. I quoted Yeats poem where he was seeking peace in Inishfree, close to nature and the landscape. I also feel peace is a fragile quiet thing, difficult to hold onto when stress and chaos seem to bully it out of the way. With those ideas in mind I have at last begun my alphabet. I am using Bamboo 265gsm paper, a small freestyle letter in ink that I have then covered with torn parchment (the baking paper type), the delicate petal is all that remains of last years hydrangea and some nice ragged handmade paper and random strokes of watered down ink.