Monday, February 20, 2012

A Pencil is a pencil … unless you’ve got a sharp knife …



…and LOTS of spare time. Then you might just come up with some of these imaginative items ...

A colorful alphabet … A to Z carved from lead.



…or a hanging link one like this …complete with the date and place of origin. Was it 1987 … or 1887?



…or how about intertwining hearts, obviously lovingly carved by a person with a romantic bent…



… who might also have carved this one !



Or my favorite … proving that beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

9 Comments:

Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Hoodathunkit

5:30 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ginnie, did someone you know do these - so intricate and imaginative as well.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I love it Ginnie,the last one is my favorite. I would never have imagined someone could do all of that with pencils. Love Di ♥

5:22 PM  
Blogger Judy (kenju) said...

Isn't it almost unbelievable (were it not before our eyes) what the artist can conceive of?!!

8:54 PM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Who knew pencils had such character?

7:20 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Totally cool! What patience!
But I will just keep mine for drawing.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Joseph Pulikotil said...

Lovely creativity with pencils. Very interesting. There was a time when I was young in school when pencils played a great role in my life. But now I hardly use pencils. Ball point pens have taken priority. Even ball point pen I hardly use. Why, I hardly write. I type on the computer and only sometimes I use a ball point.

This reminds me that we hardly write letters with pen or pencils these days. Internet has made everything easy. How time has changed our life styles. I wonder if cursive writing is still being practiced. I remember we used to get marks for good hand writing. I do not know if it is still prevalent now.

I am amazed at the beautiful creations with pencils.

Best wishes,
Joseph

11:01 PM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

Wow!! You come up with the most interesting perspective. Dianne

9:01 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Those are incredible. I don't see how anyone does this--with a magnifying loop and a very sharp small knife, I guess.

7:54 PM  

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