Pastels Cleaned and Replenished

Pastels Cleaned and Replenished

I Cleaned my Pastels

Cleaning my pastels is a perfect way to start the new year. In the first photo below, you can see the “before” picture, and above is the “after” picture. On New Year’s Eve, I wiped each one and cleaned it, supplementing my nice box with back stock I had left over from teaching a class of teenagers before COVID.

Then we mixed the dust (which already has binder in it) with a little purified water and hand shaped some neutrals, as shown below.

Since then, with some of my COVID stimulus money, I ordered some new pastels to fill in those missing or often used. You can see them in the last two photos below.

So grateful! Now I’m ready to paint!


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Sue Krevitt 3 years ago

    You GO, Girl!!

  2. John gregory 3 years ago

    What joy to look at the color spectrum and know you have the opportunity to create great beauty….


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