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Journal Entry: Mon Mar 27, 2017, 11:07 AM

Hello my friends, it's been quite a while since updating.  Let me focus on the important thing, I am doing better since changing my medication.  I am working hard.  I am focused on trying to get new work out.  I'm definitely only handling half work days now but I am working.  So, that is good.

I've been working on the conversation science behind the wood panels.  I've worked many weeks if not months now on trying to make sure the panel can show the exposed wood grain and hold up over time.  It has been a lot trickier than I expected.  I will be trying Gamblin's Solvent Free Fluid to see if it will better serve for my handicapped lifestyle, being that setting up with solvents is just a waste of my energy.  That energy I want to put into making.   The last issue with painting to address is bracing the panels.  I know Gottsegen recommends it, but for me I want to frame a not to heavy piece and I want to save my energy for art making.  I'm not seeing issues of warping in the sizes I'm using, and I think I'm good.  I am looking at how to evenly distribute the weight of paint and varnish to keep balanced pressure on the piece.   I guess at the end of that, I do have most of the kinks worked out.  So, Bonsai!

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SRaffa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Keep on keepin' on, pal; you do great work!
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