Entries by Nick Sese

Changes to the Musgrave 525 Red and Blue Pencil

We recently received a new shipment of Musgrave Hermitage 525 Red & Blue Combo Pencils and learned that there had been some subtle changes to the pencil. Here are a few of the changes that we noticed: Pencil Color In the photo above, the new pencil is shown above. The new 525 paint is a […]

An Introduction to California Cedar Products Company

If you have ever placed an order with us, you may have noticed that your credit card statement shows a charge from CA Cedar Products. California Cedar Products Company (also known as CalCedar) is Pencils.com‘s parent company, and also owns the Blackwing and ForestChoice brands. But who is CalCedar? Founded in 1917, CalCedar has become […]

May 1-7: Screen-Free Week and Children’s Book Week

Two great weeks in one! This week is both Screen-Free Week and Children’s Book Week. Screen Free Week Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when families, schools, and communities swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing with apps and video games, […]

Drawtasticon 2017: A day of indie animation, art, and workshops.

Drawtasticon is a festival of art and animation that celebrates 2D animation. Drawtasticon will feature local indie artists, as well as 4 screening sessions that show original animated films from around the world.  There are three Award/Movie sessions in the evening. Festival guests Lawrence Ruelos and Dean Yeagle will be concluding two of those sessions […]

The Art of CursiveLogic: Now on Kickstarter

In January 2015, Linda Shrewsbury launched CursiveLogic on Kickstarter. The goal was to create a guide with simple lessons to help revive the dying art of cursive. CursiveLogic is an “innovative method that teaches the entire lowercase alphabet in four simple lessons.” Rather than taking the approach of repetition, CursiveLogic groups letters by shape. There […]