I’ve recently rediscovered pencils. There is something rather satisfying about writing with a pencil. When journaling or writing in a notebook where you utilize both sides of the paper pencil does not bleed through. If you make a mistake you can erase it. If it dulls down you can sharpen it. When it’s done, it isn’t taking up space in a landfill somewhere.
My rediscovery of pencils was fueled by a guest on a podcast. Caroline Weaver of CW pencils. She has her own shop where all that is sold are pencils and pencil related items. I ordered Christmas gifts from her online and they came packaged individually in a very tasteful envelope wrapped with string. My first indulgence was “Pizza Pencils” …pencils that contain seeds. In the box were three pencils: Cherry tomatoes, Oregano and Basil. I am currently writing with Oregano. Once I am down to a stub I will plant it.
The subject for 52 frames this week was “common object” and the photo above was my submission. Both the sharpener and eraser were purchased from CW pencils.