I work with oil on linen, a seven hundred year old process.  Perhaps the smell of linseed and walnut oils with a touch of turpentine is addictive.

Watching the passing of time and its effects on the land are both soothing and enlightening. Our complete reliance on the earth and the fruits it provides keeps one humble, since the very ground we will end up in is the source of all our wealth and sustenance.

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