This piece is pastel on paper, part of a series exploring motherhood. I love pastel but like many mediums it can be scary. In art school I inhaled and absorbed far too many toxic ingredients. Now, I am very careful. When I moved to Shoreline and set up my studio in the basement, I stopped using pastels. I felt it would be too difficult to keep it out of living areas. My favorite mediums are pastel and lithography, both of which I no longer use.