Four years of pencil blogging!

This months marks my fourth anniversary of being a “pencil blogger”. I purchased a sampler pack of California Republic pencils from Don Bell, the then-proprietor of, and decided to write a review for my personal blog. After emailing him to show him the post, he invited me to be a part of a blog he was developing for his site! I was honored, excited, and thrilled to get to try out pencils and pencilnalia to write about!

Up until that point, I’ve used wooden pencils, I’ve appreciated wooden pencils, but I never really thought about their value. I hadn’t really put it into words what they mean to me.

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