I bit the bullet and hooked up my exterior webcam to my laptop and broadcast this little pastel as I was painting it tonight. Surprise, surprise- friends showed up to keep me company as I painted!!! It's been so long since I've done that, I didn't know what to expect. I haven't painted anything in pastel in ages and I was using a "set" (mishmash of pastels I threw in a box a LOOONG time ago) I was unfamiliar with... Although I'd be unfamiliar with even my favorite, last-used set if I could even find it! Anyway, it was fun in a panicky sort of way. Thank you to the friends and friendly artists who chatted me up as I painted tonight. It meant a lot to me.