We have been preparing for the holidays and embracing the fall around the shop. Our favorite days are not just the delivery of local flowers, but when a new product is added to the front of the shop. This week the Blackwing pencil became part of repertoire for artists, writers, and lists enthusiast. Here's some background on what became known as the "Forty Dollar Pencil":
"Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters. Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.
In 2010, Palomino drew from nearly a century of experience in the pencil business to access the best materials in the world and bring Blackwing back for a new generation of writers, musicians, and others seeking a more natural existence."
They make beautiful gifts and are here so you can start your holiday gift collecting early. Let us know if you need to put one on hold or come in and test.
And oh, if you need flowers to go with?
Hope to see you soon and we would love to see your sketches if you are so inclined. Share them with us on Instagram.