Lovely Pencils

I love getting things in the mail, especially when I forget I've ordered them. I've been working hard to gut my apartment and get a new workspace and office set up. The graphic design program I'm in requires a lot of work at home with pencils, ink pens, t-squares, etc. Having an organized art closet and clean work space has become necessary...otherwise I notice my stress level rise and my grades drop. It's a work in progress, as our house is currently completely torn apart.

That being said, I ordered some pretty pencils from Maoilisa in hopes of inspiring my goal of starting (and keeping) a weekly sketch book of ideas that pop up in my head. It's a simple thing I could do in the midst of the chaos of moving furniture and such.

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Maolisa specializes in Washi paper handwrapped pencils. I've alwasy been drawn to Japanese botanical art, so these pencils were the perfect thing to add a little charm to my table top. I'm hoping they help spur on some good ideas in my sketchbook too!

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Here's to the simple things! :)

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