Better Safe than on Fire or Bleeding

The gals are back after a week off and they are full of safety information for you. That is right, as accident prone as Katie is, and as much as Sharon laughs about that, they are pretty serious about studio safety. Just think how much worse things would be if Katie didn’t take safety precautions!

We start off today’s episode with some discussion about first aid kits and what you should have in them. Along with the no brainers like Band-Aids; gauze pads, medical tape, antibiotic ointment, Bactine, disinfectants (rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide), the gals also list a few things you may not have thought of.

They also talk a lot about safety equipment that you should have in your studio and why you need it. There is a lot to learn here if you are unfamiliar with things like Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), you might want to jot down a few notes. Most of the products and items talked about in this episode are easily found at any grocery store; pharmacy, hardware store, or art supply store but Katie did mention a cut resistant glove that none of us had ever heard of so here is a link to our search results on Amazon (we didn’t want to link one specific product since we are not familiar with any of them http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_kk_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acut+resistant+gloves&keywords=cut+resistant+gloves&ie=UTF8&qid=1403743300.

Our old friend Super Glue comes into play again in this episode… it seems someone let Katie get her hands on a tube recently and… well… you know what happened. Sharon came up with the excellent idea of adding a page to our blog dedicated to shit Katie has glued herself to. This will be happening in the next day or two, complete with pictures! We will announce the page completion on our Facebook page and Twitter as soon as it is up.

Speaking of Twitter! Are you following us there? We are @TwoArtsyGals, and we are trying to get better about tweeting. As always, you can contact us with questions/comments/suggestions/love letters at our email address twoartsygals@gmail.com. You can also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and Stitcher! Both apps are free and you will never have to wonder when a new podcast is up because new episode will automatically download to your app!

Also, we are putting out a call to artists for Artists Trading Cards. If you would like us to talk about your ATCs and post them on our blog for an upcoming episode about ATCs please email pictures to us at twoartsygals@gmail.com.
Understand that by sending these images you are giving us permission to post them on our blog (crediting them to you of course) and talk about them/mention your name on our show.

We hope you enjoyed this episode! We will be back next week with the second episode in our summer series on selling your art, which will be all about the copyright issues we face as artists.

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