The “ Pastel Expressions” Exhibit at SAMA Ligonier was a great success. PPAL and CPPS produced a fine array of paintings for this exhibit, and juried it well. SAMA did a beautiful job of displaying our work and promoting it online and with their very informative brochure. I felt greatly honored to be asked to give a brief talk at the Lunch a l’Art event on Thursday, August 20. I talked about pastels and why they are such a captivating medium: how well they interact with other mediums, how wonderful it is to draw with color, how the drawing becomes a painting, and how instantly gratifying it can be to place those beautiful color strokes on the paper. I came with lots of supplies, papers, pastel and more to share with the very receptive audience.