OPINION: The Crayon Sharpener Was The Death Of Art
School is back in session which means it’s time to drop everything, grab a handful of cash and go shopping for supplies. Glue sticks, colored pencils, and, of course, a mini stapler. Those are all supplies for school.
However, there is one item you should definitely avoid: the crayon sharpener.
You see, in my humble opinion, the world of artistry passed away on February 23rd, 1990, the day the sharpener was released to the public. We thought it was an amazing idea. Finally, a way to keep our crayons long lasting.
But we lost something that day.
We lost the grime and grit of artistry, the thing that separates the casual and the professional game. By catering to the casual crowd, the real crayon artists lost something.
Where they were once tools with which to express ourselves, the Crayola corporation turned them into simple playthings.
Written By Anthony Elio – CC Photo Courtesy Of Flickr/beglen