Tuesday, September 25, 2012

pencil renaissance.

one of my favorite side benefits from taking melissa esplin's i still love calligraphy course this summer was falling back in love with no. 2 pencils.  i like to call it my pencil renaissance.  ok that's super nerdy, pretend i never said that.  butttt i spent a lot of time getting comfortable with the letters just using pencil before i switched to the ink, and besides the fact that i am way better at pencil calligraphy than ink calligraphy, it was also just fun to work with a freshly-sharpened pencil.  

i happened to win sam's giveaway for 6 pencils from the big harumph back in july, so i got to have my own joe fox-kathleen kelly moment with my bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils.  i'm debating adding this princess bride-inspired set to the renaissance (there i go again) as well.  how can i resist?!

xo. di. 

*images property of diane crary


  1. Your calligraphy is so pretty! I'd love to learn as well.
    I've started doodling recently as a stress reliever and my choice tool is also a no.2 pencil. They really do bring me back to childhood.

  2. thanks so much for your comment on my blog...I can't tell you how much encouragement like that means at a time like this. And I'm especially happy since it led me to your lovely place!


  3. haha love it. i love the crystal-tipped and personalized ones, but they're not practical for work :( still working on finding a cute work pen!

  4. Ah, there's nothing better than writing with a great no.2 pencil. I've recently fallen back in love with them too. I find my handwriting is better with them -- is that normal?
    Isn’t That Charming.

  5. I have THE WORST handwriting!! I don't even think I would waste my time with a calligraphy class..although it may help improve it? And I just love those pencils. That message is so cute!!! xo

  6. haha you never know, practice makes perfect right?!

  7. i know, if only we could get away with fun stuff like that in an office setting!


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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