While I am still learning new things every day, I don’t have much time to blog about it anymore! I recently saw part of a program about the terra cotta soldiers and they think they were designed. I learned that they think the bright colors they were painted with were covered in lacquer. I learned that this lacquer comes from a tree and that only a minuscule portion can be taken from the tree at any one time. The lacquer tree is related to poison ivy and poison sumac and can cause an outbreak on those harvesting the lacquer.