Simple beauty

There’s something about sharpening pencils that it just so, well, lovely isn’t there? I love the little pile of shavings that curl and drop as they fall down. I love the neat pile of sharpened pencils all lined up and just so ready for use. I love the feeling of accomplishment. I love the little voice next to me that says “thanks Mama”. And in the late afternoon/early evening light last night, I loved the beauty, the prettiness of simplicity of it all.

I hope you can get a little beauty in your day today. I bet you will find it where you were least expecting it.

  • Kakka

    Argh the simple things that bring us joy. Great photos. Xxx

  • Jo

    Ha! me too… but then I just love stationary {full stop}

  • Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Gorgeous pix.

    Have a truly wonderful weekend. xx

  • [Good Mum Hunting]

    You are too creative! I do our shavings right over the bin, haha.


  • kurrabikid

    I must admit I do appreciate a pretty pile of pencil shavings!

  • Jane

    Ah, Beth, you make me laugh. I had the same thought the other day (at the start of sharpening 60 blunt pencils and giving myself a huge blister on my thumb which lasted for weeks) and pondered blogging about it. Now you have. You legend. J x

  • Maxabella

    I must be a super-foreful sharpener (!) ‘cos I always get awful blisters.

    But, I do like a sharpen. I really do. x

  • Francesca

    Funnily enough I’ve just admitted to myself that I LOVE colouring in. My boys could take it or leave it but me, I love sharpening the pencil then first placing in on the page, moving it back and forth gently and with precision. Who’d have thought?! So, your post is spot on, I found beauty where I least expected it!

  • Mama of 2 boys

    Oooo gorgeous pics Lady! I used to love the little fragments of coloured led that would fall away… I would use them for shading using my finger… creative!

  • Corrie

    yes I feel like a teacher when I sharpen the pencils here and love the shavings!

    have a great weekend

  • Raine and Sage

    These shavings look like beautiful little flowers. I like the smell of the wood shavings.

  • Mrs Bok – The Bok Flock

    lovely x