Chalk pastels are messy…but not the acrylic paint kinds messy. I think twice about dipping into thick paints for that reason- am I willing to wash up afterwards? But chalk pastel is an easier messiness, and it makes me feel more of an artist- my stained fingers tell of my artistic adventures, and just the act of getting skin deep in the art results in a deeper connection and joy. So here’s a messy rendition of a bunch of deep red daisy like flowers sitting in my kitchen. My stained fingers tell the tale of my joy!