Today I took out a pack of CRAY-PAS (anyone remember those?) that a secretary gave me when I worked on a trade floor of a big bank in New York. She heard I was taking continuing ed classes at FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology) for advertising/graphic design and thought they might come in handy. I have no idea why they were in her desk on this trade floor but I took them and then never used them! They went from my walk up apartment on the lower east side of New York to Versailles to Quimperlé and now they moved to Brest with me. I'm a firm believer that things WILL come in handy eventually. And voilà! They are student quality oil pastels and make for a nice experiment: draw, layer and mix color, smudge and scratch-- yes, they build up enough to allow for scratching off for nice effects.