October has rolled round again (how on earth did that happen?), bringing blue sky, warm autumnal light and a distinct chill to the air. The realisation shamed me this morning into digging out a pastel that I began precisely five years ago, but left unfinished: a scene depicting Ely in the mist. I intend to finish it this weekend.

I snapped my setup in response to the first task in today’s #ebethchallenge, hosted on Twitter by the estimable @eBeth, which was to “pick one thing that you’re really good at” and share it via a picture. I’m not entirely sure whether my “one thing” is pastel painting or plain old procrastination. Take your pick!