National Pencil Day: Who is Big Pencil?

Yes, it's National Pencil Day again and I had a phone conversation yesterday that I felt raised a subject worthy of a bit of commentary here on our newly redesign Timberlines blog.  Also this is the first…

We're 99 Today! CalCedar's Centennial Year is Upon Us.

Just a quick post to note that today is California Cedar Products Company's 99th birthday (per our original stock records book of 1st shares issued to company founders right).  So we're now entering…

The Season of Pencildom Anniversaries

Just a quick note in recognition that today marks the 10th Anniversary of my first ever Timberlines blog post. In that post I mentioned Timberlines was the name of our former company newsletter. We’ve…

Erasable Podcast: Liner Notes fom the Zurückbringer

I was very honored to be the guest last night of Andy, Johnny and Tim on their latest Erasable Podcast Episode 14: Incense Cedar House Rules . My guess, given my readership and frequency of posting,…

Drawing With History: AOL’s This Built America Covers New Jersey’s General Pencil Co.

We received this press release at Pencils.com this morning. Have posted about this wonderful family and company in the past here. Happy to share another great "pencil success story" of one of our wood…

What’s your Story? The impact of blogging, social media and podcasts on the analog world of pencils

Last week I was listening to Johnny, Andy and Tim’s Erasable podcast with guest Brad Dowdy. This was the 11th episode in their new endeavor which I find quite interesting, even if I don’t always have…

Caran d'Ache Offerings Expanding on Pencils.com Store

Earlier this summer our Pencils.com unit began offering a selection of outstanding graphite and color artist pencils from Caran d’Ache, the Swiss producer of extremely high quality art materials and…

Keeping A Road Trip Journal

Each year Ginger and I take a road trip together in August. This year we've headed North to Oregon and I decided to try keeping a road trip journal using one of the beautiful prompted journals from the…

Introducing the Blackwing Pearl

Recently, our Palomino business unit announced the newest addition to our Blackwing pencil range, the Blackwing “Pearl”. Here is the first photo of the "Pearl" set to make it's official debut on…