I found myself reflecting on my studio practices and living habits and decided a change was in order. I felt the need to simplify my materials, my actions and my life as much as possible. I was in the process of moving and was overwhelmed by all the “stuff” my life and studio accumulated. I wanted my art studio to begin practicing with non-toxic materials. Was that going to be possible? Would I get the same quality? My other concern was aesthetics. Would switching materials change the way things looked, felt and behaved for the better? Or worse? I have been marinating in thoughts, readings and concerned about all of the above. I came to the conclusion that I will document my findings, inspirations, trials, successes and failures here. The goal is to be as eco-friendly as possible. I will make improvements where I can and should. I realize that I am not going to be able to go the distance in regards to some environmental and zero waste standards. I am grateful we live in a time in the world where toilet paper exists. Welcome!