I'm trying out a new brand of pastels tonight. They are inexpensive and I wanted to see if they would be a good choice for when I am teaching a class and have to provide all of the materials like happens with conventions. I don't think I love them and I will probably stick to the brand I have been using. But I ended up with a cute little piece for my effort. I tossed a stuffed ladybug and a couple of antique or vintage building blocks on the table and painted them. This piece is 4x6 and is done on ArtSpectrum Colorfix paper.