#365Project: Artist Creates Instagram Sensation With Awesome Pencil Shaving Art

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Today, Meghan Maconochie posted image 243 of the #365project she launched on Instagram last August. Over the last few months, the talented, South African artist and teacher has been wowing followers and gaining legions more by posting the unique works of art she creates with… pencil shavings.

It’s a beautiful, but blister inducing endeavor because Meghan’s medium of choice requires a lot of handwork, as in Meghan has to hand sharpen countless pencils to get the shavings she needs to make her art. The works themselves, which can take her anywhere from 10 minutes, to hours and hours to do, reflect pop culture and just about anything or anyone that inspires her.

As for why she calls it a #365project, Meghan said in her initial Instagram post, “because I don’t think I have the guts to do this every single day.” Nonetheless, she is committed to making and sharing 365 pieces of art.

To see her progress follow Meghan on Instagram, but here are some of our favorite #projectpencilshavingsmeghanmaconochie, especially her ode to Banksy’s Girl With A Balloon:

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And the work that kicked off her #365project on Instagram…

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