I have been digging through art work. Posting it on Deviant Art and in my Flickr. My charcoals are in there. I started thinking about how much I really liked using charcoal, but I start to miss color. Pastels are the obvious choice, but I have never really used them for a piece of art that I liked.
Today, I started chanting in my head: charcoal, charcoal, charcoal. Brought out the pastels, and kept the charcoal mindset. Didn't get distracted by the color.
And guess what? I like it :)