We have a tin of colouring pencils that Grandma gave to The Big One.
They originally belonged Daddy when he was a boy and have been sat waiting in their box for a new owner. I can only imagine that Daddy was not the budding artist that The Big One aspires to be, given that only a couple of them were worn down at all and all the pencils are still there, nestling in a row in their tin.
The Big One uses them almost everyday to create one master piece after another, a robot, a pirate and machine that shoots out fire and has a holding cell for when the big claw catches baddies. You know, that sort of thing. He loves those pencils and makes sure they all go back in the tin when he has finished. They sharpen really well, not like those cheap ones that break as soon as you have sharpened them to a point, mocking you as you waste half the pencil.
When I look at his picture though, I don't see pencils lined up. I see moles, little multi-coloured mole noses, peaking up above ground before they dig another multi-coloured hole in your garden.
Their eyes are shut.
Now why don't you take a look around Sticky Fingers' Gallery.
You do write well, the "moles" made me laugh! How nice that The Big One uses a piece of his very own history each time he draws a picture! Emma :)ReplyDelete
Great photo! And wow on having your DH's old pencils. They don't last that long in this house!ReplyDelete
A great little heirloom you have there. Quality lasts. I still have my art pencils from school Art A levels. I really treasure them for their memories!ReplyDelete
wow..that is impressive that they are on their second generation. Love the 'mole' pencils too :)ReplyDelete
Oh yes, they do look like mole noses!!ReplyDelete
Ahhh mole noses :) My little on would go mad for those. He is entering the "masterpiece maker" phase!ReplyDelete
Aw they do don't they? Brilliant photo as always!ReplyDelete
Moles? Um. They're pencils innit. Moles are animals. I'm pretty sure pencils are vegetables or minerals.ReplyDelete
Lovely photo and lovely words :) xx
What a nice thing to pass down! Speaking from one who loves to sketch and doodle! Great choice for this week!ReplyDelete
What a lovely post, you cant buy good pencils like that any more. xxxReplyDelete
Teehee, the moles made me laugh! I see animals when I look at cars so I totally get where you're coming from. Lovely post! xxReplyDelete
Moles! Yes, I see it now.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful story! I hope the mole tipped pencils can be enjoyed by your children xReplyDelete
Great pic, great post! ...feeling bad that our boys generally scribble with the pencils you get free in various restaurants *hangs head in shame*!ReplyDelete
Used to have a tin of pencils as a child - loved them. Thanks for the memory.ReplyDelete
I bet they've seen some action in their time. *takes every ounce of strength and holds in adding 'a bit like you' cheekily* *no don't say that* *I won't say that* *phew luckily she'll never know*ReplyDelete
I really like this post! I had my own tin of much loved pencils as a child.ReplyDelete
Oh, and I've just noticed Caitlin Moran on the right! I LOVE that book.
What a lovely way to look at them, and now you have said it I can see it tooReplyDelete
I really like the story to go with your photo. Lovely tin of pencils as well!ReplyDelete
That's such a great photo!ReplyDelete
I used to put mine away in colour order, every time! In fact, I was more interested in arranging them than in using them to colour. Actually Daddy says that is me all over!ReplyDelete