Saturday, May 28, 2011
What's in a Blog Name?
After careful research, I realized all my ideas were taken and I had to come up with something original. I looked to my collection of art and books for inspiration and focused on the image you see featured here on my blog. It's a gargoyle and not a demon, but if I were a demon, I'd have that angry mug.
I also brainstormed about writing and remembered how overlooked the pencil is today. The pencil is like the little brother you don't want to admit you're related to growing up. It's the ugly duckling of the writing field. No one ever chooses a pencil, if they can write in pen. When typewriters became affordable for public use, then pens fell by the wayside. And today most people prefer their computers or phones. No one ever uses a pencil, unless they're taking a standardized test. I feel kind of sorry for the pencil. I remember when I was in grade school and collectible pencils with charms and scented erasures were in fashion. What ever happened to the pencil?
So in homage to my early grade school days when we were forbidden to write in pen and could only use pencil, I came up with: The Demon Stole My Pencil.
There's a tiny demon out there that stole my pencil in an attempt to silence me and keep me from sharing my stories with you. Little did he know I own a keyboard of my own and a mugful of pens that make a good paperweight on my breakfast bar beside the phone. I have backup *grins*
As always, happy writing and happy reading to all!