A Magical Fact About Our Pencils

I read a short paragraph today I wanted to share with you. Something to think about that adds mystery to the already magical tool we call a pencil.

“Graphite is a form of natural carbon, created, like coal, by the pressure of the earth on the decaying forests of pre-history.”
-The Artist’s Handbook 3rd edition by Ray Smith

So the next time you are staring at a blank sheet of paper, just consider for a moment the ancient land from whence your graphite came.

Falling-asleep-forest

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