Finding solitude has been a challenge these past few weeks. But shut alone in my studio this evening I found some time to play. I pulled out some Canson Mi-Tientes paper in Stygian Black to work on. It is still my favourite paper although it is getting scarce here in Canada. The black seems richer than my Recollections cardstock and flourishes love to fight with the slight tooth in the paper. My lines are more crisp and clean on this pastel paper. I even broke out a new palette of Fine Tec Gold after using my first palette for over 4 years.