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Wow! I didn't realise that you can get premium quality soft pastels on Amazon.com...!!
I like Amazon. I have only really ever bought books from them, in the past... I've never had a problem. Those books that I have bought from them have always been delivered on time - (or, very often, in advance of the estimated delivery date) - and in perfect condition.
Also, as an affiliate, they have always been very good to me... Even when artfreaks.com had been suffering and referrals dropped to nothing from one month to the next, they never even hinted at terminating our agreement.
So yes, I like Amazon!
And I am very pleased to see that aside from the Schmingke Soft Pastels and the beautifully boxed sets of Sennelier Soft Pastels that I referred to in the previous post to this topic, I can even order my all-time favourite soft pastels from them...
Unison Soft Pastels
Unison is a true soft pastel. Very nice to work with. But what I like the most is the super vibrancy of some of their colours... Some of them even seem to have an almost fluorescent glow!
The company that makes Unison Soft Pastels is a fairly small enterprise and it is based in the UK.
If I remember correctly, I first came across their wonderful pastels in an art shop in the city of Bruges. I have also seen them in Victoria B.C., Canada so they do seem to be exporting them around the world. And, of course, you can always get hold of them at Amazon.com!
You can check out the Unison Colour website here:
Hi! Long time, no see! I didn't realize, you were still in the New Members group... Anyway, welcome to the Full Members group now. You should find that any posting restrictions that you may have experienced as a New Member have now been removed.
If you can edit your uploaded images to give them titles/descriptions and maybe a few key words, that will make your images searchable - both within the site and, of course, via external search engines.
It turns out the problems I was having with uploading images were related to the Internet Service Provider that I was using at the time - not the site. Anyway, I managed to improve a few things along the way, so you should find that your images upload a lot quicker now - ISP notwithstanding!!