I have been busy exploring my new love of pastels. I finished this the other day and when a friend came over for breakfast, she was so taken with it that she bought it. All of the pieces that I am working on are small, 8 1/2 x 11, and I think that makes it easier to finish a piece. Composition can be challenge in such a small piece but well worth it when it all comes together. I laugh when I am struggling with organization, remembering the tiny, exquisite Dutch paintings that I so admire, with every inch packed with detail and yet, the whole does not look cluttered. The hardest part is cleaning up afterwards; pastel dust gets all over the place.