Throughout my life, I have been accused of being bossy, too structured, and a control freak with a wicked case of OCD. Is it any wonder I prefer to work in graphite? Sharpened to flesh piercing points, my pencils allow me to capture every detail and nuance, and most importantly, to have complete control over my work. And let’s not forget the ability to entirely erase bad decisions. If only life were that simple. For now, though, I will happily control the multitude of pencils in my studio, and they will graciously comply.