Though I have been working on the layouts of the commissioned works I have taken on, it's been too long since I've put pastel to paper. The first client in my queue usually takes a few days to get back to me, which is fine, he should take the time he needs. But it pushes everything else back while I wait, and as a self supporting artist time is money and money is food and rent. Since the person who is second in line is at the point where I can start the actual piece I've gone ahead and begun. Even though his deposit has not arrived in the mail yet I am okay with beginning it because the piece is so like something I would do for myself anyway; sexy guys at the beach in Speedos!