200th post

This is the two hundredth post at pencil talk.

The site is hard to locate in online search engines and directories, but I’m glad that you’ve found it!

A few thoughts about the site:

Some network hardware that connects to the web server was recently replaced, and I expect that the site will experience much less downtime (So far, this has been true).

Last December, I indicated several topics that would be covered this year, and I check the list from time to time to make sure that we are still on course. Everything mentioned is still on track.

A special greeting to those who don’t actually visit the website, but read the articles through Bloglines, Google Reader, Newsgator, Planet, Newsfire, Feedshow, or other such services. Welcome!

And, if you just want to say hello, you are most welcome!

18 Replies to “200th post”

  1. Congratulations and keep on posting – I love your blog and check it nearly every day.

  2. Congratulations Stephen on your 200th post! Your love and knowledge of penciliana in its myriad forms is infectious. Long live penciltalk.org!

  3. Also congratulations. I found your blog through a link on the also entertaining and elevating Orange Crate Art, and thought, how cool, someone else loves this topic. This is for those of us who don’t leave the house without a veritable pencil museum stuffed in our pockets. You have left your mark. Thanks.

  4. YES, INDEED, I AM STILL USING VARIOUS PENCILS, PRIMARILY FOR MAKING ART- WORK, PICTURES ON PAPER, INCLUDING A HALF-INCH THICK HEXAGONAL STICK OF PURE, WATER-SOLUABLE GRAPHITE, AND YES, IT IS TOXIC, AND YES, THERE IS A PUSH-BUTTON CLUTCH HOLDER FOR IT. I USE THE 9-B, WHICH IS VERY SMOOTH AND DARK, AND RELEASES A RANDOM-DOT WASH, WHEN WATER IS APPLIED TO THE PAPER. I ALSO USE THE KOH-I-NOR, OR CREATCOLOR UNIVERSAL LEAD HOLDER, WITH A PUSH BUTTON CLUTCH, WHICH ONLY HOLDS 5/16″ LEADS OF A FULL RANGE OF GRAPHITE STICKS. THE USES ARE NOW EXTENDING BEYOND ART AND ARCHITECTURE, TO MARKING LUMBER, AND OTHER USES. I AM VERY GLAD PENCIL TALK EXISTS AND PERSISTS, CARRY ON!

  5. Nikolai, thank you for your greeting and comments. Unfortunately, your statements are very hard to read due to the capitalization. May I suggest using mixed case, just as the previous fifteen commenters did.

  6. pencil work is great. I just showed a series of oversized colored pencil drawings- can be seen on facebook under “close to the bone”- everyone liked seeing them and were surprised by what pencil can do. SOmeone asked me if i erased. no, just put the mark where it goes!
    people still call them “sketches” though- wht’s up with that?!

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