Monday, November 20, 2017

Mitsubishi KH-20 Review

   I first heard of the Mitsubishi kh-20 pencil sharpener fromJane Davenport (is anyone surprised?)  She raved about it and it made me interested.  It was big and expensive for not only  a pencil sharpener but a hand crack pencil sharpener. Over time I heard about it other places too, I took a better look and saw that  many people loved it.
 Why? Because it has the ability to sharpens pencils to an insanely sharp point but it can also create a blunt tip. One pencil sharpener fitting both needs!  I got one and I was not disappointed. 

Hand cranking is worth it though. This sharpener has a small button in the back. Push it in and your tip will be a little blunt but still reasonably  sharp. Push it out and you pencil will have  a thinner, sharper tip than you imagined and get this- the tip won't break when you touch it to the paper!

The sharpener is a large and the instructions are entirely in Japanese but a few clicks on YouTube reveals many videos on how to use. Basically set it on a flat surface, push the button to what kind of tip you want, pull out the front piece, insert your pencil, and sharpen. Another cool feature is that you can feel the blade pull back  when it is fully sharpened.

 If you regularly draw I highly recommend the Mitsubishi kh-20! 

Do you have a favorite pencil sharpener? 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Artists Who Inspire- Evelyn Henson

I love Evelyn Henson's story, it's so fun. In college, as an art history major, she decided to paint some flowers as a Mother's Day gift. Her mother (and Evelyn) loved them so much Evelyn kept painting. As she learned more she began selling these great flower paintings that were bright and cheerful. 

While her business grew she continued to grow her skills and it is so evident in her products. She has gone from painting and selling  only flowers to an entire range of patterns, scenes, and animals.  

Evelyn's motto is a that "painting is a celebration of life"  and her work fulfills that. Many of her paintings have cute puns on them, too. She's so clever and creative.

Are you a fan of Evelyn Henson? What do you love about her?

Monday, November 6, 2017

Pumpkin Spice & everything Nice

Sprinkle on glitter blog// pumpkin spice & everything nice

It's the middle of fall which means everyone is drinking a pumpkin spice latte.  It's become synonymous with fall. Everyone likes to grab them from Starbucks but wouldn't it be cool to not have to leave your home to fulfill your craving?! 

Is that possible, you say? Yes, yes it is! Starbucks is super but it's not a magic formula, you can make a pumpkin spice latte yourself: 

Pumpkin spice mix from Allrecipes

Pumpkin spice latte from Inspired Taste

Have you made anything pumpkin spice at home?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Day 31 & the Wicked Witch

This is the Wicked Witch of the West, which isn't technically Disney but you might be surprised.  Did you know the original  Wizard of Oz was inspired by Snow White and that Walt Disney had planned on making an animated version of the Wizard of Oz but found out someone else has bought the rights? 

TakingJane Davenport''s Wizard of Oz class, Over the Rainbow,, I painted the wicked witch and to my surprise I really liked it. It got me to thinking that I wanted to try more viliians which in turn inspired this "write 31 days"! 

Happy Day 31!!

Sprinkle on glitter blog//31 days of disney//wicked witch

Monday, October 30, 2017