Remember the other day, I posted this start of a new “expression” She was joyful, I felt her energy and couldn’t wait to get back and work on her with a new media that I’ve found rather interesting. Previously I have played with it in very small sections of a piece I had been working on, and realized that to get the desired effect as shown in demos I’d seen, I would have to be more liberal with the product.
The product is made by a well known supplier Pebeo, I have often used their paints, their pigments are strong, vibrant,.. so I was keen. The Vitrail. Prisma and Moon, Fantasy series all have the toxic danger symbol on them… but for some unknown reason (to me) I saw but didn’t think any more of it. I knew to be careful, and recalled having worked with such media before.
What I didn’t take into consideration was my reaction to the fumes, especially to the cleaning solvent needed to clean brushes, stir sticks etc. good ole turpentine.. Needless to say, soon enough I was feeling the results of my being in the close proximity of the paints and the solvents. Even after a day out in the fresh air, my head was not willing to deal with the fumes of the products.
So… that said.. my “Joy”, is being put on hold, she is still drying, for the paints to finish interacting with themselves and to dry could take up to 72 hours or more… depending on the density ..how it was used etc. My “Joy” is now continuing her drying process in the sun room. All brushes, and waste (cleaning cloths, paper etc.) have been emptied outside.
Sometimes we want something, or we think we do, but the Universe has other lessons, or experience for us to live. When Joy is all dry, I’ll re-address her possibilities.. maybe she has had enough too. Who knows.
PL Precept #6 Efface your self conceptions.
PL Precept # 7 Everything exists in Relativity.
note.. this is a truly fabulous media, check out the videos on YouTube, I have a sensitivity that doesn’t mean you will. I should have remembered why I don’t work with oils is just not because of the time it takes to dry. =^_^= We are all different and unique.
=^)^= thank God for that!!!!! smile… life is good!