Got a pencil??

November 19th, 2008 in member junk     
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up close shot of the pencils
full shot of the pencil art
back shot of the pencils glued to the old 18 ruler
up close shot of the pencils

up close shot of the pencils

This piece is so simple but always seems to get the biggest raves! It’s just so fun to look at hanging on a wall... I found a HUGE box of old pencils at an estate sale and just loved the different bits of advertising & markings. I gathered the ones I liked best and laid them out so their sayings were readable. I then attached them with glue to the back of an old (flat) ruler. I didn't even sharpen them as I wanted them to appear as found… Imagine using old rolling pins, paint brushes, keys – the list is endless!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, artwork, eclectic, industrial, office, game room

Comments (10)

Junkmomma writes: Great idea-definitely great art ! Posted: 10:35 pm on December 6th
csudderth writes: Now this is creative. I love it and it has so much color!
Christy Posted: 11:04 pm on November 22nd
Chovey writes: Jenny, I absoulutely think this is fabulous!!!

What a great idea!

And limited only by your imagination...!!! But I love the pencil idea for sure!!! Now I need to go rack my brain...thanks for sharing!

cynthia Posted: 4:11 pm on November 21st
georgiamoon writes: Jenny, this was one of my faves at your show. It's simplicity is really a statement. A new way to look at the things we all take for granted and most of us don't even SEE at all. I really love all your art and I am happy to see your new contributor status! Welcome to the team. Talk soon, Geo Posted: 2:09 pm on November 20th
saclark writes: Another great piece!!!!! Love it!

Sharon Posted: 10:18 am on November 20th
fellowjunker writes: Don't you just love junkers?? Who else, but us, would fall in love with a box of old pencils!!! I so relate to your story--the colors and words on these pencils really tell a story!
xojanis Posted: 11:27 pm on November 19th
berton718 writes: I LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing!! Posted: 10:25 pm on November 19th
roadtriplouise writes: Simple is the best and quite unique. Love the wall art.
Ann Posted: 9:11 pm on November 19th
upyourattic writes: This is great! I cannot wait to try this with all of hubby's golf course pencils that are laying around everywhere but are too short for me to use! He'll love this hanging in his "man" room! And, I think I'll make another one like yours for my teacher daughter! Love this idea! Posted: 8:41 pm on November 19th
LuAnn writes: What a conversation piece. Very interesting. Love it.

LuAnn Posted: 8:12 pm on November 19th
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