A bouquet of freshly shaved pencils

Isn’t that how the line goes in “You’ve Got Mail”? About how wonderful a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils is …

I shot a few photos the other night, trying to get motivated to redo my main website, as well as redesigning a new blog header. I’ve been wanting to shoot some new photos of colored pencils, etc., and these were a few outtakes from what I got of my Caran-d’Ache pencils.




My post about updating my website, etc. – as well as Kathleen’s post the other day along the same lines – got me thinking and working over the past few days. I took down my site at and I’m putting up just a small placeholder in the meantime with contact info & a link to this blog. As of right this second, it’s not yet live, but it should be within a day or so. (Nope! Live now!) I wanted to at least have something up that I wasn’t totally embarrassed of, and the old site was, well, sad. I didn’t feel confident when handing out my URL when meeting with clients. It was fine a few years ago when I had originally designed it, but like most other creatives, I tend to have a little bit of design ADD and it just wasn’t me anymore. I like to switch things up too much to stay true to any one thing for too long.