Before I get started with today’s issue I want to share an interesting Substack with you. You can find lots of great insight on culture in this newsletter, Deep Culture by Paul, as he shares discoveries once a week. On to Pastels Picking up a pastel chalk is like drawing with butter. You can change the texture with a simple stroke or add pressure to make indents. Sliding your finger across the hue can smudge a color to create shadows and gradients.