Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Strangest Pencil

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We have been without Internet for a bit, due to a bad cable modem, and are finally getting back up and running. Now I'm busy cleaning up all the holiday mess -- there's a Christmas tree to be hauled out back (when I can finally let it go -- as it gets older it smells more and more wonderful!) and furniture to be returned to it's regular arrangement. Art supplies can be pulled back out and painting resumed. Of course, there is a trip to Florida in the making, so some delays are inevitable.

All the gifts I received were delightful -- just what I wanted! Exercise clothing and gear, computer gadgets, music, and art supplies (or the cash to purchase them!) I just have to show you all the most unusual gift of the year, though! This is a graphite sculpture -- or "graphite object" as you may prefer -- designed by Agelio Batle in San Francisco. It was from my sister in Phoenix, selected on the advice of my thoughtful niece. It can actually be used to write or draw; I may do ONE drawing of a seahorse (from a photo from the Aquarium) with this, but then it will be display only! Pretty neat, huh?

You can see more of this type of graphite sculpture here.

And the end of the year is here -- which means it is time to review last year's plan (and how it did NOT go off as planned!) and make a plan for 2007. I've been mulling a few things over in my head for a few weeks now, and am nearly ready to finalize those goals ... we shall see.


Cin said...

I've never heard of a sculpted pencil!

sounds like you had a very good holiday, best to you in 07!

Unknown said...

Linda that is so neat and unique.
I also have been mulling around plans for 2007. some have been made for me and some I need to put into action.

Unknown said...

Welcome back to the blogsphere, dear friend! Wonderful pencil - I've seen some in a gallery in Asheville! I would be reluctant to actually use it, too!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve and enjoy playing with all your new arty toys!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, divine Ms.M! I want to see more of your great work in 2007, so, please get going ;D. (You can smack me now, if you want to.) I'll be checking back, too, for your reflections on 2006.