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Artcroft Day 19

icySculpture
This morning, I woke to a winter wonderland.
icyTree
Everything was covered with a layer of ice.
hikingInIce
After taking a few snapshots, I invited Angela to take a hike with me.
icyBerries
We walked around the farm, and marveled at the ice while a little black and white skunk hurried away from us. Further down the trail, a deer ran into the woods. I noticed that we had not seen any birds. The fog was very thick…it was like walking around in a cloud.

crowsInTree
Towards the end of the hike, I spotted a tree covered with crows…so there is where the birds are!

I spent the rest of the day working in my studio.
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After a conversation with Robert and Angela about the use of turpentine in my studio, I am considering switching to a safer solvent. I studied the OSHA report for turpentine, and after reading that in a case study, workers exposed to turpentine had a higher risk of esophagus cancer…I am open to alternatives. I bought some turpenoid, and will pick it up on Sunday when I go and do my laundry. I am interested in hearing what solvents other artists like to use.

Thanks
ken