This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Thomas Merton, you can find more about Thomas at Merton.org
“ART ENABLES US TO FIND OURSELVES, AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME.”
– Thomas Merton
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FUN PENCIL FACTS
• SAKURA SUMO GRIP PENCILS – WHITE LEAD (Jackson’s Art Supplies)
• PENTEL ARTS 8 COLOR AUTOMATIC PENCIL (Amazon) – can’t find the coloured Pentel mechanical pencils I use, but this one looks so cool, I might have to buy it :)
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