I have to stop working in this medium. The fumes are too hard on my husband and I. We live in a two bedroom condo and I have to leave the window open and it is so cold in the apartment so I have to wait until the summer months to work on these encaustic works. I am back to my acrylic paintings because acrylic has no fumes and I can continue with my paintings in the same room. It is too bad since I spent a lot of money buying all of the encaustic supplies. I will just take them all to the cottage and work there. So, visit my other blog at annawagnerott.wordpress.com and you can follow my painting blog until then.