Pastel on PastelMat, approx. 9" x 7".
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It's been ages since I've done a pastel sky. I found a piece of PastelMat lying around and starting making marks with my always-favorite Unisons. Skies paint themselves on PastelMat.
Below: I want to thank Loriann for a great idea on cleaning pastels: a window screen and a hand vac do a great job, safely. I went to the hardware store and got a piece of flexible, soft window screen material. (Before I got the window screen, I admit I did try using a vacuum cleaner but accidentally sucked up a couple of half-sticks of pastel.) Cleaning the excess dust off a box of pastels now couldn't be simpler.
You know what I'm about to say, don't you? Yeah, "someone let the cat...
...out of the bag."
Yep. There was just nothing else to say about that.
Rumi update: Went to the vet today and we've decided that if possible, we'll try a food trial. My vet spoke to a cat internist who thinks Rumi may have somehow developed a food allergy. It will be the last thing to try before turning to steroids. The catch is that because we have six cats, all of them will have to be willing to eat the special food (because food is always available to all the cats) for eight weeks. I got a sample of the special dry food from the vet and will try it on each cat individually first.
I have a feeling Miss Lemon is going to be the one that refuses it. She is the pickiest one and also the only one who won't ever even try wet food, not even the occasional canned tuna treat.
In Bihar, India.
[Edited to add: Ha, I just realized it looks like this guy is selling condoms. No, it's actually some kind of Indian snack packet. It's fun to see junk food in other cultures, isn't it? My favorite snack food there is fried lentils. Yum.
And when I lived in Japan many years ago, snack food was utterly mystifying and often (I'm a vegetarian) disgusting. Like little dried whole fishes with eyeballs and all.]
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