With A Pencil In My Pocket
With A Pencil In My Pocket is a collaborative project with the pencil producer Felissimo in which 150 participants are currently receiving one brilliantly colored pencil each month. Upon receiving each pencil, participants then seek out a real, material manifestation – a place, person, thing, creature, activity, etc. – that somehow embodies the essence of the color and color name.
Each participant documents his or her experience by writing a very short story with his or her inspirational colored pencil of the month. After twenty months, thousands of pencils will have become countless colorful experiences distributed near and far. Submitted stories are scanned and posted each month on the project blog, along with occasional video updates from Lea.
Below are a few submissions received thus far - some are for particularly challenging color names, others simply caught my eye for one reason or another. All submissions are available on the project blog.