I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I made this purchase. Definitely looks cool and the way they are sharpened when they arrive, they do make some nice fine lines. I thought, hmmmm, a pencil? Won't it just fade? NOPE. I've used it quite a few times in place of a fine tip marker and it hasn't smudged or faded. I even tried to erase it, not going any where. Now it's just training my brain to use it and not be afraid to do so. If I find cool stationary, my major problem is using it! I'm excited to try more of Wisdom Supply products. Academic calendar is on it's way.
I am a grandmother with kids in multiple schools located in various states. I have passed on your information to the mothers and directly to schools when possible. I am aware that some good education is happening in schools about recycling but there is so much more to teach and discover!
And, I am inspired by your determination to take your positive dream from thought to reality!
Hi Barbara - thanks for such a nice message (we totally agree that there is MUCH more to learn and discover) :)
If you want to email me the names of your grandchildren's schools and their zip codes, I'll give you discount codes for each school (families get $5 discount on every purchase, and the school EARNS $5 credit on every purchase). It's a great way to introduce new people to the concept of reducing school waste.
Reach out anytime!
This big chunky pencil in its sanded natural wood is an aesthetic experience in and of itself. (I sketched a shout-out to the grain pattern in my drawing.) It's like driving an old truck and then meeting power steering. I got a couple of these, supposedly for a stocking stuffer, but when they arrived (promptly and safely, might I add) I just couldn't resist a test drive. I grabbed an art card and whipped this out in a few minutes. (Now, bear in mind that I'm not a great artist, and graphite is not my big medium.) I could have gotten the entire point as black as the dark streak, but I was in a hurry--and frankly finding my ideal pressure. Confusing me was the comparative lack of smearing, as advertised! Do *not* sketch with this baby if you expect your line to be easily erased--once you put it down it tends to stay down.No other soft graphite I've ever seen performs this way.
Note the hatching in the back; this took a couple of goes in the big hole of my sharpener to maintain the point I wanted, but I think the line variation adds something more than my fine-line markers would. But perhaps the star of the show is the pencil streak--see how evenly laid down that is? The pencil did the work here. A *lot* of fun to draw with and will soon be one of your go-tos.