Ha, well the light does shine thru it pretty fast, but alas, it's supposed to be a Black Raspberry PC pencil. It seems to be missing an important part..... hmm what could that be?
This is how it came, from my order that was delivered weeks ago, that I never unpacked. I spent my New Years organizing my pencils, including all my miscellaneous stuff. When I unpacked this "light" one, I found it amusing.. :D I think I'll share it with my Prismacolor Rep when she visits Tucson next month.
So, as I said I spent my New Years going thru all my pencils and doing some organizing. I'm basically working out of the guest room at the moment, so organization was important! I got this original idea from my dear friend, Gemma Gylling over at Glassgems Studio http://www.gemmagylling.blogspot.com/ .
I could never understand why Prismacolor couldn't market a storage for us artist to keep the hundreds of pencils we have on hand. (sorry to all the other brands, but my color work is 100% Prismacolor, if it's CP). Here I've taken the plastic "craft" type bins that Ace Hardware markets, removed the drawers, cut the fronts of them off with my dremel tool and a cutting wheel, leaving the handle pull intact. Why cut the fronts off you ask? Well, the pencils are to long to fit in without cutting. Cutting allows the pencils to extend past the end of the storage drawer about 1", just like a store display. So, I can see at a glance what goes where.
Then I took the handy dandy nice shiny pencil brochure that Prismacolor hands out, the one with all the pencil numbers, swatches & names on one side, and the prismacolor markers on the other. I cut out each swatch, name and PC number, then with scotch tape I stuck them on each handle. Now each of my PCnumbers is assigned to it's very own space! FINALLY! I can tell at a glance what I need to order and which ones I don't use.
Here, all done. I've got my Prismacolors, my graphite, charcoal, and every other kind of pencil I have, all located in one handy dandy place, right at my fingertips! Not only the pencils, but my miscellaneous tools too, a place for it all..... but I think I might have to pick up one or two more, with the larger drawers!
It works GREAT!
Now.. to just tackle that flat paper storage issue.....
Have a great day everyone, and may all your pencils have leads!