Tag Archives: pencil

In Praise of the Pencil

It is the most sophisticated communication device ever created, with its own built-in replacement cartridge and delete feature. No, I’m not talking about the computer, I’m talking about the pencil. The modern pencil was invented in 1795 by Nicholas-Jacques Conte, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Humor, Mitchellaneous, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

Suffering for My Art?

Many artists work in pencil, and they tend to prefer softer leads like a #1 or a #2. Architects, on the other hand, prefer harder leads like a #3 or a #4. Hmm. So, I decided to experiment with harder … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Humor, Mitchellaneous, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments