Just Pencils

Pctures from an e-mail I received

What is a pencil?

I have used pencils from childhood till now and just took them for granted.

Searching for some information to type this hub I found out a lot of interesting

data, and so as to be able to produce this without getting in trouble I thought I would

refresh minds or even teach something.

Seems orginally the "lead pencil" was invented in England some years ago, like in

the 1560's and actually there is no lead in them it is graphite and they were also

square in the beginning till they figured out a round pencil was easier to sharpen

as well as produce.

In America we use a tree called the Incense cedar tree. as far as wood goes it is

softer then most. easy to form into a pencil, doesn't splinter and sharpens easier

too.

This tree grows from near the Columbia River in Oregon south to northern Baja

California in Mexico and then east to western Nevada, so I read. They grow to 150

feet tall and also contain a substance that retards decay and moths, hence the

cedar chest came about. Mine still has some of my children's baby clothes in

it...why? They were once so small...I Love them.

Anyways back to Pencils...these photos are amazing, as so many other artist's I have

come across...remember the one about the dirty back windows in the car, and the

beautiful drawings the man did on them...

Well this was at the end of the e-mail and I just wanted to share it, I think it is very

nice.

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.

:O) Hugs G-Ma

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

I just watched something on TV about how they make pencils and was amazed at the process. Love the 5 lessons and the photos. Peace!! Tom


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

justom...funny how things come about..Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, I haven't used a pencil for ages, and I would never have thought of doing those amazing things in the pictures with them, great different hub, cheers nell


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Nell... Really? I use pencils all the time...I also thought these were exceptional and master pieces done by some one with a bunch of talent...Love things like this...Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

G-Ma: This is amazing, there is no end to art and creativity in this planet. Love the photos, the message of your hub!

Rated up!

Hugs and love,

Marie


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Marie...Thanks it was fun to do, not too serious and a pleasure to share...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Hello G-ma! I've always been more comfortable using a pencil than a pen...in fact after I got used to typing on a keyboard I'm not comfortable using a pen at all! :)


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

What a delightful Hub, G-Ma. I had no idea the pencil is as old as it is. And the photos are awesome. Thanks for sharing!


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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

Too bad I'm not a pencil...Wait a minute...am I a pencil? Nope don't have an eraser. My mistakes stay with me and scar me. Maybe the Maker that uses me will erase them for me because I'm in deep doo doo if not. Hey Jesus!...Yeah He said He will...I'm okay. Thanks for the hub, Ma.


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Feline....I still like pencils too and they have so many wonderful ones now...even for making watercolor darwings, which I love to do...Nice to hear from you my dear...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Sally's Trove..yes I was also surprised when I read up on 'a pencil'...who knew??? We take so much for granted, well I should say I DO...Thanks for the comment ...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

nobody....."My mistakes stay with me and scar me." not having an eraser...very clever line here..."YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF

TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU".

...and we do all have a Hand that guides us and holds us if only we felt it as we should... You are a dear...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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danatheteacher 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

tripped out! I love it!


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

danatheteacher..so glad you liked it..so do I...Thanks for commenting,,,:O) Hugs G-Ma

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