Lisa Mikulski's über cool son, Kyler, gave me this set of vintage oil pastels. I'm really happy to have a set of these again. I grew up using oil pastels, but haven't had any in the past 20 years, lol. These aren't the chalky pastels most often seen, but are oil-based and have deep, rich colors. They can be mixed on the base paper or wood with paint thinners or varnishes, and I look forward to incorporating them into my works! Besides sketching with them and using them in a traditional manner, I'm going to try grating small pieces of them and using them as "flecks" of 100% color mixed in with my polyurethanes. Thank you, Kyler!