Look what I rediscovered today, my pastels from high school. I remember how fond of them I used to be. I used them to create my Year 12 Major Work all those years ago. I also remember the teacher getting them for me for the "special price" of $40 and thinking that Mum would never let me buy something so expensive. Mum obviously believed in me and my art back then, I don't know if she realises that, that was the moment I knew I wanted to be an artist. I cherished them then, and I cherish them even more now.