Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Pencil and Kristen

I have been working on this portrait of my
niece, and I am getting closer to a good
likeness. I am never satisfied until it
looks just like them.

I was given this neat little story about a
pencil this week:

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside,
just before putting him in the box. 'There
are five things you need to know before
I send you out into the world."
1. You will be able to do many great
things, but only if you allow yourself to be
guided by someone's hand.
2. You will experience a painful sharpening
from time to time, but you will need it to
become a better pencil.
3. You will be able to correct any mistake
you might make with the help of someone's
4. The most important part of you will always
be what's inside.
5. On every surface where you are used, you
must leave your mark. No matter what the
condition, you must continue.

The pencil understood and promised to
remember this advice, and became the best
pencil he could be. Great advice, huh?!

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