I bought these colors to paint a sculpture of my cartoon character ‘Puppy’ and find they are such a happy little set of pastels! (Acrylics technically). I knew they would make for a wonderful cuckoo eventually. But it took some 5 am courage to really put paint brush to pastel paint and really do it! Don’t the pine cones at the bottom look like Indian corn? The real painting is only a tiny bit bigger than this image, I really wanted to fill up the space on the paper.