Pastel is a wonderful medium, which I discovered after many years of working with watercolors. Pastels do not fade, run or make exotic bleeding patterns. The colors stay just as you put them down, which I find an endearing quality.
A few years ago I took a class in Zentangle. It was a revelation for me and I have enjoyed not only playing with the "official" Zentangle patterns, but also in creating Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA). Music makes me Happy and Ballet are available as giclee prints on heavy watercolor paper stock.