7.11.2011

everything you do leaves a mark

I just received an email about one amazing artist, Dalton Ghetti, who is a pencil lead sculptor. It truly is incredible to see these tiny sculptures made from the lead of a pencil! And at the end of the email, it applied lessons that we can learn from these pencils...
















"A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX :

1.) EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK .

2.) YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.

3.) WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.

4.) IN LIFE , YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS, WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.

5.) TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.
 

We all need to be constantly sharpened. This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person, with unique God-given talents and abilities. Only you can fulfill the purpose which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed and, like the pencil, always remember that the most important part of who you are, is what's inside of you and then allow yourself to be guided by the hand of God."

I hope you could find inspiration in these words. 
Remember, you can always correct the mistakes that you make.

57 comments:

Krystal said...

ok, those are totally unreal! as in amazing.

shopgirl said...

These pencils are unreal! And I love this entire post! So inspiring and true! Thanks sweetie for sharing this message and have a wonderful day!

xoxo

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Those pencils are incredible. I can't imagine all the details that go into creating one! The lessons are inspiring too.

sfiziesfarzimoda.blogspot.com said...

Quanta creatività in questi lavori!!! Fantastici. Baci Marcella

this free bird said...

This might be my favorite of all the posts you've ever done. I am bookmarking it and might even print it to keep by my desk. Thanks so much Shawna.

xo,
C

Martina said...

What a great post - love everything about it - the pix are amazing and so is the text. Have a sunny day!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Shawna...I had seen this artist once a while back and was amazed. But your presentation today and this fabulous analogy (did you make this up or where did you find it?) is PERFECT to connect with us all!!!! I LOVE THIS STUFF, the stuff that speaks to our humanity, our spiritual beings, our weaknesses and our strengths. Oh how I want to remember this and teach it. I think that as I age, I am finally learning this, and believe it or not, and maybe the correlation isn't significant, but I truly believe that the SHARPENING process comes by way of difficulty or rather challenges but ALSO by every attempt that we make to try something new. It will not be good the first several or first MANY times, but only through hard work will we accomplish anything. We will leave our mark. This was so wonderful and perfect for me now. I am writing and as I do, I feel myself struggle, but it is only in stretching that we grow. I am also trying to teach myself watercolouring, with the help of dear blogging friends via email! I have the ability. I see it. But it will take an agility of the hand and eye for me to capture the look I seek. Oh this was a rich and wonderful post my friend.....keep painting!!

HAPPY TUESDAY, Anita

Ana Degenaar said...

I adore this post. First those pencils are crazy beautiful and your words of encouragement perfectly suited for the images. I feel inspired!

ellie's desk said...

How inspiring..your post. Such unique art..just on the end of a pencil. Amazing.

Michele said...

Isn't it fascinating how people choose to express themselves. I have seen this some of these pieces before and never tire seeing them. Thanks for such a complete overview. Hope today is your best day ever!

thingsIlove said...

This is one of my favourite posts from you! Love your blog, you always inspire me. :) xx

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Jaw. On. Floor.

amy b.s. said...

i swear, every time i see these, i am always amazed.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow these are so incredible! What talent, huh? :)

melifaif said...

Wow, these blow.my.mind!!!

cb said...

i have seen his work before and he is outstanding! the saw is so awesome and i love the postbox! yes, he is truly inspirational! when do you leave for your trip again?

xo,
cb

Indie.Tea said...

Those are amazing. Like tiny worlds in the top of a pencil. Makes me think how the tiny thing, gesture, word...mark...can leave such a big impact.

Annie said...

This is so, so, so true. I love it! Very inspiring Shawna.. and of course, the artwork itself is INCREDIBLE. Can't wait for you to be in Pinterest ;) xo

Courtney McCormack said...

wow such big ideas/ inspiration from a little daily thing like a pencil, Love this!

Bad Joan said...

How fascinating! These are awesome pieces, thanks for sharing this artist!

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The Many Colours of Happiness said...

They are so cool! How on earth do they do that?! Now THAT is talent! And I love the message as well :)

Rosie said...

Oh Darling,
What a beautiful post to drop in for a much needed visit on. Such an inspiration these simple words are.

I have missed you ever so much. I seem to always be covered in paint from my elbows to my fingertips...and although LIFE is busy, I am content and finally warm now that summer has now arrived. Hope this note finds you HAPPY and well, enjoying warm sunny days.

May we remember to always look up and be thankful for the blessings He showers down upon us.

xoxoxo...Rosie

Ann said...

That is one lovely post...

I love the lessons, so true, we could all learn from it.

And what he does with the pencil looks really amazing.

Ann said...

Oh I love your blog so much...

I'm a new follower ♥

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Just found your lovely blog all the way from Spain. So pleased I did (apart from poppies being my favorite flower).What a fabulous post. I LOVE the 5 important lessons; very profound. And the images are incredible.

mapleandvine said...

sooo cute. loving these photos. esp the second one.

tywo said...

This is so inspiring and beautiful. I needed this. Shawna, I protected my heart so much, I screwed up a nice relationship. I just blogged about it. And your post is perfect. It makes me feel better.
I love you.


LOVE!

Bela said...

Wow, dear, I am chocked!!! Wow, he is amazingly talented!! So lovely thoughts and words!! Thanks! You and this wonderful post made my day!!
Love!! Bela

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, this is so true. Everything leaves a trace on the mind and spirit. xx

Erika Lee Sears said...

so amazing. I can't remember the artist that does little sculptures in crayons but they are amazing too.!

Petite Voyageur said...

these are so neat

Meream said...

I am in awe. I am speechless.

Vintage is for Lovers said...

I have seen his work before - it is amazing! But what I love most is your words of wisdom that you so artfully connected with his work! xo Samantha

About Last Weekend said...

Oh my gosh I love these pencils. That someone can be so dedicated as to create something so special...

DolceDreams said...

Unbelievable! These are so amazing! And I love your inspirational words :) So true!
Have a wonderful Day,
Nathalie

Diana said...

Ive seen these before...love the heart one...they are just so incredible! Hope you are having a lovely day <3

Taj Acosta said...

wow how creative and cool! I love the message with it as well, I am in agreement with those wise words! xo

A Casa da Vá said...

Wow, what a beautiful message - thank you for the reminder my dear friend! And thank you for your beautiful message you left me, because of friends like you that blog makes sense, much love to you too!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!
http://acasadava.blogspot.com

The.Red.See said...

What a great and very true message!

jamie-lee said...

Woah that is so clever - must take a lot of time and patience!

Miles Of Style said...

pencil stubs never looked as pretty as they do here! its amazing how you can create something as wonderful and original from near waste items!! lovely inspiring post dearie!!

StephieB said...

So inspiring! Thankyou! I love the pencil art too - truly amazing. Hugs, Stephie x

Josie said...

These are amazing. So intricate and delicate.

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georgia~gigi said...

How's my Poppie Girl! Hope you took your roadtrip and are having an awesome time!
And how awesome is this guy.... Wow! Super cool each one! I love the hammer and the hearts!
What great lessons, always good to have an erraser!
Guess what, I got power last night! YAY!!! First thing I did was take a hot shower!
Love ya Poppie Girl
gi gi

classiq said...

Wow, incredible!

!♥ m i m i said...

Oh my God, that's amazing. And the 5 important lessons.. they are so true hahah.

Love,
mimi

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tywo said...

Darling, thank you for the wonderful words! I feel so much better!
Have a nice weekend!


LOVE!

Splenderosa said...

Lovely. Just lovely.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

These are so unique!! They really do look so awesome!

photohogger said...

Gosh, these are amazing, and those words are so inspiring. Thank you for the always inspirational posts!

tinajo said...

Yes, these are very cool and special - I love them (though I´d never have the patience, oh my goodness)! :-)

Kavery said...

The boot is the best. 'Everything you do leaves a mark' -love that.

Madeleine Roberts said...

Amazing! I have never seen anything like it before. Definitely makes me look at a pencil in a whole new and different way.
-Madeleine

Bring Pretty Back said...

WOW!!!! What talent and what a cool post!
Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin

Jordan said...

Holy Canoli! These are totes awesome! Want me some.

Peace, Love and Puppies,
Raised By Wolves

Follow Your Own Way said...

one of the most amazing pieces of art i've seen in a long time. absolutely stunning.