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Sun on Lake Champlain

Pastels are so difficult to work with and such a mess. I forgot how the pastel dust gets everywhere and it doesn’t wash off easily. I’ve washed my hands twice, each time trying to scrub off the stain, but I’m still going to bed looking like I just took part in finger painting. Hopefully I’ll remember to try again in the morning because it might be awkward to show up to work like this.

I haven’t picked up a pastel in at least 3 years. I’m not making excuses though. I shouldn’t make excuses for my artwork- it doesn’t have to be perfect, sometimes it’s just exploratory and fun. Thank you to Ilana for reminding me of that (and for providing the pastels and bristol!)

© Sarah McCay and (Artistic) Trial and Error, 2010.

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