One of the things that I love most about pencils is that even the most expensive ones that I have found are still relatively cheap compared to other writing instruments (yeah, I'm looking at you fountain pens). Just before I wrote this post, I ordered 15 pencils from CW Pencils for $10 before shipping. Two of … Continue reading Apsara Absolute – Review
One thing that I am commonly asked, if not outright at least in an inference, is, "What makes the pencils you use any different than the ones I can buy at Staples?" Basically, "What makes your pencil better than mine?" This is a great question! While many things about pencil use is subjective, there are … Continue reading What makes a pencil good or bad? – Introduction
As with most items that we purchase, there are certain brands that are recognized and favored by many for their quality, durability, appeal, and many other reasons. This is true in pencils as well. Besides Palomino, and the ever increasing favor of Baron Fig, one of my favorite pencil companies is Caran d'Ache. They are … Continue reading CWPE Black Wood – Review
In the past, I have done lengthy posts where I list pencils (example, Best Pencils for Notetaking), and given a short review for them. While I like this format, I think it would be more helpful for people who are actually wanting to check out these pencils to have a more lengthy review of each … Continue reading Baron Fig Archer – Review
My usual taste in movies is usually a film that causes the viewer to think. One that has artistic direction, great dialogue and character development. Those obscure movies that are nominated to Best Picture every year? Yeah, I normally like those. Normally, a film that is filled with pointless action is not my cup of … Continue reading All Black Everything – My Favorite All Black Pencils
It is that time of year again. Kids dread it, parents get more excited about it than Christmas. It is the end of summer break, and the beginning of a new school year. It may just be my inner nerd, but I am really excited to begin another school year. There are many people within … Continue reading The Best Pencils for Back to School
At the end of last semester, I took a short break from the blog. After a few weeks of that, I came back and completed...one post, disappointing, I know. So, it turns out I took an unintentional summer break from the blog. However, you can now rest assured that the same great content you came … Continue reading We’re back…. again!