A few weeks ago my friend Marie and I went to Chapters and then Michaels to buy colouring books and connect-the-dots for adults, because I firmly believe you’re never too old to enjoy art activities that are meant for children. Well, this past Sunday I finally bought pencil crayons for the colouring books, and as a shameless plug for Michaels, I got a set of 48 Crayola colour pencils for only $8.80 (I had to give my email address, but it’s the best return for endless junk mail I’ve ever seen).
That evening I sharpened each pencil to a crisp point that was potentially lethal in the wrong hands. It was beautiful! (Not the lethal part, but the multi-coloured points (:). As a testament to the Crayola quality, not one of the pencils cracked or splintered, and when I finished all were almost the same length. Okay, so I’m a bit of a geek (correction, a lot of a geek), but the only thing needed to complete my work was a pencil crayon display case. Remember in You’ve Got Mail when Tom Hanks says he’s give Meg Ryan a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils if he knew her name and address? I’d totally love that!