Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The #2 Pencil

About 4 X 3"
My old camera broke recently, new one not yet set up, so I haven't been able to photo recent work.
 This is a photo of a little back-to-school gift that I made for a friend a few months ago.
I benefit so much from technology, cameras & computers, all silver & electronic & metal, 
BUT~ the direct tools of the pencil, ink pen & paint brush are still my technology of choice. 

The #2 pencil was my first drawing friend when I was a child. 
I posted a similar pencil drawing last year, but the thing is,
I never get tired of those golden, pink-tipped, wooden, sharpened #2's.


  1. Me too I still like these..Cute cute..good luck with the new camera Rita!

  2. There will always be a place in my heart for the No. 2 pencil. I use them to do crossword puzzles, and so much more. They don't run out of batteries, and when you drop them, they don't break. (Well, if they do, you can usually still use them...)

  3. I sometimes think about the days when I did not have a computer. You have the answer for your needs during a computer or camera blackout. Reach for a pencil, paints or a brush or all three. Do like the composition of your pencils! -- barbara

  4. ME TOO!!! I always get excited when school starts in the fall and the stores are filled with pencils and notebooks!!

  5. I always complained... can we get a little LOVE for the #1 pencil?

  6. Love the golden #2, but new love is the Palomino Blackwing 602 . . have you tried them?

  7. Such sweet little pencils Rita! Only you can make them look charming and sweet. I always love the narratives that accompany your posts!


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