Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Journey Continues
Painting is almost finished and the clay paint has been a joy to use. The most difficult part of painting is the clean up and with this you just hose the brushes and buckets off with a little water and call it good.The recipe we settled on is a cross between paint and plaster and is looking beautiful. (pictures later) While looking for more information on clay paint, I stumbled upon a Nova program about restoring ancient clay paintings in Tibet. It's fascinating to think people have been doing something similar for hundreds of years and to learn more about the possibilities.

With the experience we now have I've thought it would be interesting to look for volunteer positions restoring lime and clay plasters. Some options I've found:
National Trust, Passport in Time, Heritage Conservation Network (this one looks especially interesting). If you know of any, please leave a comment. Maybe next year we could be helping to restore a chapel in Italy!

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