Pencil Stories

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    Pencil Dialogues

    by Karim The following is a dialogue between Hava, a color pencil artist who was featured in the article Color Pencils and Lucinda, an art teacher at a primary school in Kent, England, as well as Lucinda’s students: Dear Hava I am a color pencil …

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    Pencil Sketches

    An interview with Johannesburg pencil sketch artist Cathy Gatland Karim: Cathy, I was very intrigued by the sketch series you began a few weeks ago entitled “Salvage Yard” in Honeydew, Johannesburg. As you know, Pencils for Africa is at its core a recycling initiative. We recycle used pencils …

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    Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

    by Karim Those of us who value our mind strive to keep it sharp. Should the same not be true for our pencils? That is a point worth making (artisanally) when reading Mr. David Rees‘ book How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise …

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