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Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Mar 27th 2024

Celebrate National Pencil Day with Paper & Ink ArtsMarch 30 is National Pencil Day! Did you know that on that day in 1858, Hymen Lipman secured the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil? Before this ingenious invention, pencils and erasers were separate entities. But this day isn't just about celebrating a humble writing tool; it's about recognizing the pencil's profound impact on history. From teaching generations the a… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 18th 2023

Tombow has been a leader in the art supply industry since 1913, providing customers with innovative and affordable office, arts, and crafting supplies that can be used for a wide variety of creative projects. Tombow Pencil Co. was first established in Japan, manufacturing both lead and colored pencils. Since their inception, Tombow has increased and diversified their selection of materials to include ballpoint pens, markers, tape, glue sticks, hi… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 17th 2023

Hi All! My name is Sophie Taylor and I am the artist behind @taylor_design_studio. I'm a long time fan of @paperandinkarts, so it's a treat to be writing this blog post. I thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself for those who might not know me. I'm a California native and live on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere. I've been a crafter for as long as I can remember, but when I took my first lettering course back in 2018, it change… Read more