Monday, February 21, 2011

This is more of a note than a post on an article but felt it was something I wanted to share. I have become increasingly irritated lately at myself, because even though I work at making my carbon foot print less and less in my daily activities I seem to dismiss it when it comes to most of the art supplies I buy and use, especially when it comes to the toxic chemicals I use when oil painting and transferring images. I've been doing a little research on some alternatives to use instead of mineral spirits or gamsol, and have decided to start using natural citrus solvent. Another product I plan on replacing is spray fixative, which is rather harsh to use and be around.

I feel this is only the tip of the iceberg and at some point hope to use only sustainable art materials.
"Buy Local" Campaigns Actually Work Really Well

With the constant impending doom of big business, its nice to know that "Buy Local" initiates are actually making a change. I feel that if we are ever going to get the United States on a path of sustainability and self reliance we need to support locally owned and operated businesses.