Fiinally got some pastels a few days ago, haven't done anything with pastels for years. They are such fun to work with and even messier than charcoalLaughingwhich I've also included in this piece.What I hadn't realized when working on this was that I was automatically stroking Ralphy (our dog) and when I looked at him in the morning light I realized that he is now sporting various patches of reddish pink pigment - very attractiveLaughing