"I like flowers, I also like children, but I do not chop their heads and keep them in bowls of water around the house." —George Bernard Shaw
|White Lily. Pastel on Mi Tientes toned paper. 8x10 inches.|
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Soft pastel is a pure pigment in stick (or chalk) form and is rubbed onto the paper or other surface as one would use a chalk or charcoal stick. Pastel art requires a frame with glazing (picture glass) and a mat (or two) to lift the glass away from the soft pastel pigment. The glazing preferably is glass. I learned the hard way that a permanent glazing of acrylic or plexiglas attracts the soft pastel pigment like a magnet attracts metal shavings. The plexiglas is good for shipping but should be changed out to picture glass soon after receipt of pastel artwork.
|Christmas Amaryllis Gift|
LIFE. Last Christmas my daughter gave me an amaryllis bulb for Christmas. We planted the bulb and, to my surprise, it sprouted green shoots that quickly grew into a beautiful flower or two or three. After a few weeks the flower died, but I was slow moving the bulb. Two days ago I noticed new growth. We are going to have a second generation of Amaryllis blooms on the kitchen window sill. I can't wait to see if they are as beautiful as the first ones were.