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The Pencil Maker

on March 17, 2013

PencilAfter reading about the pencil maker, I gathered a whole new perspective of this little gem, the pencil, and will view each one a little differently from now on.

A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX:

1.) EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.

2.) YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.

3.) WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.

4.) IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS, WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.

5.) TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.

Just pencils? I don’t think so…

Think about replacing the pencil with yourself. Do you promise to remember with purpose in your heart?

Magic with a common pencil…

Pencil Carving with Dalton Ghetti

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“Just the tapping of a pencil is taken for granted until you see what can be done with the TIP!” ~Author Unknown

AND just when you thought you had seen them all…

Check out Intricate Sculptures Carved from a Single Pencil by Hungarian artist and deviantART user cerkahegyzo. He carves intricate miniature sculptures from a single lead pencil (with the exception of #5 & #15, not sure how he did those!). The artist says it’s a hobby and form of relaxation for him and that he carves them in his free time. During the day he works as a professional tool-maker in Hungary.

Here is a little video of miniature pencil carving in action!

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16 responses to “The Pencil Maker

  1. [...] "After reading about the pencil maker, I gathered a whole new perspective of this little gem, the pencil, and will view each one a little differently from now on."A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX:  [...]

  2. Micki Peluso says:

    Sharla, you never cease to amaze me–what a clever and informative post!

  3. lgyslaine says:

    it was very interesting, Sharla.

  4. Sharla, what a brilliant post. Thank you so much – what a wonderful poem, and then – what an eye-opener… mastery of a pencil; !!! – amazing – you are so clever finding these things….

  5. You have dug into the depths of talent and come with a true treasure Sharla absolutely amazing thanks for finding and sharing this superb pencil art!! :)

  6. bobmielke says:

    That was an incredible video. Some people have a seemingly inexhaustible amount of patience for that kind of intricate artwork.

  7. joseyphina says:

    Wow…amazing post, Sharla! I can’t believe all that I’ve just learnt! Thanks for posting!

  8. Ruby says:

    I wish I could make my pencils like that too!

  9. utesmile says:

    I love those 5 pencil points. Thank you for sharing!

  10. pennycoho says:

    Absolutely wonderful, Sharla. A pencil is my favorite (inanimate) thing on the planet! I loved to draw as soon as I could hold a pencil in my hand. To me the pencil was and is magic! Thank you for this excellent post!

  11. Sharla — you have pencil magic! Because of your support during our FWF prompts, I have nominated you for a Very Inspirational Bloggers Award…go to my site http://www.anniestexasmusings.com and click on the Award tab.

  12. lgyslaine says:

    Un nouveau prix vous attend, suivez le lien. A new award awaits you. Follow the link http://lgyslaine.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/the-dragons-loyalty-award/ ;)

  13. Raani York says:

    I love writing with pencils now and then. They do bring back some childhood memories… and did you realize that new pencils, sharpened for the first time do always have that certain “woodsy” smell?
    I love that!!

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