Earth Day

6 Earth Day Deeds

Earth Day helps us remember that there are alternative, non-wasteful ways to spend our time. Luckily, being green can benefit your pocketbook as much as it benefits the earth. The following list contains 6 Earth Day deeds for rookies and experienced Earth Day’ers who want repurpose objects and break wasteful habits. But why stop at […]

Recycle pencils

Green Tips: Recycle Used and Broken Pencils

Growing up, there was a junk drawer in my parents’ kitchen populated by all the usual suspects: bent paperclips, snapped rubber bands, crumpled post-it notes. By far the most prevalent objects in the drawer, however, were pencils. There were the stubs of pencils much-used, broken pencils, pencils with empty tips where the graphite had broken […]

Derwent Pencil Company

Derwent Pencil Company

History Legend has it that in the early 1500′s, a violent storm in the Borrowdale area of Cumberland led to trees being uprooted. Beneath these trees was a strange black material that left its mark on whatever it touched. This material turned out to be graphite, a core component of the modern-day pencil. Shepherds began […]

Pencil Artist Thiago

Pencil Artist of the Week: Thiago (kikodv)

This week’s featured pencil artist is Thiago, a pencil artist from Brazil who goes by the handle kikodv on DeviantArt. Thiago’s profile features a gallery dedicated to his non-colored originals and a gallery dedicated to their digitally-finished counterparts, giving his followers a look inside his creative process. Thiago creates his original drawings with a selection […]