Pencils and Moleskines 04

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    Another view of one of my favorite pencils from Japan. This one's made by the Mitsubishi Pencil Co. and it's part of a set they launched a few years ago. The novelty here is that, besides being a great pencil, the barrels are made exclusively from wood from the oak kegs used by the Suntory distillery. That silver ring halfway up the shaft is engraved "Pure Malt". I'm showing it here on a Moleskine plain cahier and my Moleskine ruled notebook.

    Christine Lebrasseur, Vicky's log, and 88 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. blogcars 76 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image.

    2. inspirewithhope 75 months ago | reply

      I love this image.

      I'm looking for CC images at the moment; will probably end up selecting something of yours. Will let you know if/when I do & what for.

      Thank you,

    3. Paul Worthington 75 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone, for your comments.

    4. Wedding Thrift 74 months ago | reply

      This is a beautiful photo. I also used in it on my blog: here. Thank you for sharing it. I credited you with a link-back to this page. Lovely macro work, your photos are very subtle and moving.

    5. blog*bittersweet*blog 74 months ago | reply

      This photo has been uploaded with attribution to

      Thank you

    6. Eric Chua Yanshan Maynas 73 months ago | reply

      Hi Paul :)
      Great shot and thanks for the commons.

      I've put it at and attributed at the end of the post.

      Btw, can I use this photo to be published too?
      I'll let you know if it does.

      Much appreciated.

    7. Paul Worthington 73 months ago | reply

      Hi Eric. Thanks for your comment. I like how you used my photo. As for publishing, I usually prefer not to allow it if the published work is to be sold for profit, but I handle each request individually. If you're seriously planning to publish, send me FlickrMail and we can discuss details.

    8. Eric Chua Yanshan Maynas 73 months ago | reply

      Hi Paul :) Appreciate your kind comments.
      No problem, I'll let you know again *smiles*

      Btw, I would think that your photos and the subjects on them are very interesting and well diversed :) Thanks for putting them up!


    9. conspiranator 69 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! I was looking for CC photos for a writing website... happened to see this nice one and stopped to look because I love moleskin AND a good writing implement... oddly, I also happen to live in Japan. Someone got the Brand and Make of the pens and pencils???

    10. nashworld 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks os much for sharing such amazing work via a Creative Commons license. I used this image tonight to help illustrate a blog post on the topic of education (fully attributed of course). I sincerely hope you approve if its use.

      Thanks again for helping the the Internet today to become a forum for sharing and synthesis. The blog post your image appears in is here:



    11. Think Out Loud 66 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this thoughtful photo. We used in on a Think Out Loud to illustrate our conversation about funding public higher education. Check it out here:
      Thanks again!
      Allison Frost
      Senior Producer, Think Out Loud

    12. Paul Worthington 66 months ago | reply

      Awesome, Allison!

    13. roberthuffstutter 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called WORLDZBESTFOTOZ, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      excellent......perfect tag for academic excellence.........Rob

    14. roberthuffstutter 64 months ago | reply

      Paul Worthington's photo has inspired me to create another gallery. Only those photos that stir my academic side will be posted here; excellence in academic subjects will be a challenge.

      Hopefully, you will approve of my selection. Thank you, Robert

    15. Peter Kofler 57 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this great picture (and thank you for licensing this CC). I used it in a presentation (non commercial) about knowledge management tools used in software development to students of the Fachhochschule Wien. It was the perfect motivation picture for the topic "Taking Notes". Thanks again.

    16. Paul Worthington 57 months ago | reply

      Peter, that's awesome. I happen to be working on a project about knowledge management in IT operations right now. Thanks for sharing your presentation slides.

    17. eBohemimom 53 months ago | reply

      I also appreciate this image, it's very classic and clean. Thank you for sharing it. I also used it.

    18. Paul Worthington 53 months ago | reply

      That's great. Thanks!

    19. joquettajohnson 51 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo. I will be including this photo in a presentation for teachers. Here is the link to the conference

      Thanks again

    20. Paul Worthington 51 months ago | reply

      That's terrific, Joquetta! I'm interested in seeing your presentation. Good luck!

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