#72 Recycling other than wood: Pencil carving by Dalton Getty
Crazy cool alphabet
The above web addresses take you to a really neat viewing of a really “crazy,” gifted carver. It isn’t wood, never-the-less, it is really great work. The first time I saw Dalton’s pieces I thought he was nuts. But, the more I look at it, the more pencil pieces I pick up at my job as a teacher, the more I wonder if I shouldn’t try it.
I wonder if each of the pencils began as a full pencil and he had to go so small because he broke them off. That would be my experience. I have a bunch of grade school pencils, the fat ones, remember? That might be more my size. And, if it works, there is a lot more lead to work with.
Let me know if you try. I would like to see your pictures too.
“It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.” Proverbs 20:3