balancing act

new peace symbol - April 17, 2014pm

I designed the image above because I wanted a new peace symbol…

My idea was to give some balance to the now-familiar peace symbol created by Gerald Holtom in 1958.

I’ve “doubled” the old symbol, so that the top half is equal to the bottom half…

Also, for balance, I’ve alternated black with white.

As I see it, if we’re going to have peace, we first need to balance the opposing forces within ourselves, within our world.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton

give ’em a chance

women peace - March 27, 2014pm

Before we leave Women’s History Month, I wanted to add this post.

Would the world actually be a more peaceful place with women at the helm?

I have my doubts…however, given the state of things, perhaps we should give them a chance.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton