Today my daughter came by with her art journal and oil pastels. We traded our pastels (both had different brands) and just played. I opened up a journal I had bought a while ago that is filled with black mixed media paper and decided to play. What I created is below.
I used Cray-Pas (my daughter's) and she used my Portfolios. Since she has been working with her brand for a while, her report was she preferred the blendability of her pastels to mine. Since I haven't done much with my pastels, I cannot comment. I hope you get a chance to break out your toys and play some today as well.