Working with pastels safely
by Lynn Howarth
After a recent health scare due to breathing in too much pastel dust I thought it might be a good idea to look into the health and safety aspects of working with pastels. A few weeks ago I spent a day experimenting with new techniques of blending using scrunched up kitchen roll. As I was totally 'in the zone', I was unaware of how much pastel dust I was creating and inhaling. It was only when I finished the piece that I realised my breathing had become compromised.
Read the full article in the Scribbler June 2016.