In addition to getting canvases and a decent set of brushes for Christmas -- she commences to learn oil painting tomorrow -- Skylar also got some mechanical pencils with fine leads. Naturally, being the sort of girl she is -- see our holiday letter, the link to which I posted in one of my entries from yesterday -- she had to make something tonight with them, in anticipation of tomorrow's lesson:I asked her about the "China" displayed on two of the writing implements. "That's because my pencils were made in China, dad." Indeed. I heart art and my art-hearting girl who pays attention to detail. I know you all must get tired of me saying this, but she sure is a wonderful being.