I gave a pastel workshop this week at Abanakee Studios in Indian Lake. When I first started doing these a few years ago, I wasn't sure I could be an effective teacher, but I find I love it. It's so rewarding to see people discover pastels and enjoy a day of painting and learning the medium. It's also especially nice when the weather cooperates, as it did this year - a lovely day in the high 70's, with lots of sunshine and beautiful skies to paint. My students were so talented - they each caught on easily and each produced at least one piece they could be proud of.