Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mother Gothel

Mother Gothel is  a very old woman who keeps Rapunzel hostage because Rapunzel's hair holds the ability to keep her young.

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  Did you know that the movie starts and ends with sunshine?

Friday, October 20, 2017


Rapunzel is not your average Disney Princess, her hair is 70 feet long and she has the magical ability to heal things when she sings. 
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Thursday, October 19, 2017


By her name, I didn't know who she was, Queen Narissa, is the villainess of Enchanted. She was created to have the best and worse traits of the Evil Queen, Lady Tremaine, and Maleficent
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 If I said, Narissa, would you know who she was? 

Monday, October 16, 2017


It's going to be exciting when the live-action Aladdin comes out. I don't know when it will be, they seem to be casting now but it'll be a lot of fun. Jasmine is the most exotic princess.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cruella De Vil

   " Cruella De Vil, if she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will" Is what comes to mind when I hear her name. 

Sprinkle on glitter blog// 31 days of Disney// cruelly DE vil

  What sets her apart from other villains is that Cruella isn't a schemer, she asks on impulse. 

Has the cruella de vil song even gotten stuck in your head? 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Belle of the Ball

 I never really liked Belle's dress because it was yellow. Being yellow, is part of what made it iconic though! 

I may not have liked it in the animated film but it sure did look spectacular on Emma Watson in the live-action version. 

Did you like Belles dress being yellow? Do you prefer the animated of live-action one? 
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

I thought i was excited about the Beauty & the Beast live action movie when it came out, I was enamored when I was it. It was so exstravagent and the costumes were amazing.  It's a movie I could watch again and still be in awe, there's always something to discover in it. 

What did you think if the live action beauty and the beast?
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Thursday, October 12, 2017


Belle was my favorite growing up even though she wore a yellow dress. She was kind, courageous, and loved to read!

What did you like most about Belle?
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Ursula has always been creepy. I don't know if it's because she's an octopus and has all those legs, her purple color, or that smile she has.  

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In the orginal plans for The Little Mermaid she was meant to be a sea snake. That would be much more creepy.

Can you envision Ursula as a snake? 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


The Little Mermaid actually began development in the late 1930s & early 1940s adapted from a Hans Christian Anderson story but was set aside for other animated projects. It was re-opened until the mid- 1980s were they decided to take away the dark aspects and make it child-friendly and add a happy ending. 

Did you have any idea the Little Mermaid was such an old project?
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Monday, October 9, 2017


I think Maleficent is the most recognizable of Disney villains. 

The style of Sleeping Beauty was based on the art of Eyvind Earle. He was know for his strong vertical lines and gothic elegance. He was involved in all aspects of planning but mostly painted the backgrounds. The initial sketches for Makeficent were of a wrinkled, creepy old with but Earle's backgrounds were so regal they decided to make her an elegantevil queen.  Her headdress was meant to resemble the wings of a bat with the horns of a devil. 

Did you envision bats and devils when you saw her? 
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Sunday, October 8, 2017


Did you know that Sleeping Beauty's Princess Aurora was based on Audrey Hepburn's willowy frame and graceful personality? Cool, huh! 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lady Tremaine

Lady Tremaine, is better known as the evil stepmother. She was cold, cruel, and jealous of her stepdaughter, Cinderella.  
What makes this storyline unique is that Lady Tremaine is the only villian to live side by side her victim in Disney films nor does she have any magical powers.

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Were you more bothered by Lady Tremaine or her daughters, Anastasia and Drizila? 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cinderella At the Ball

Even after a few years I still love the dress made for Cinderella's live action retelling. It just glistens and is exactly what one would dream a fairy godmother would give them!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Fairy Godmother

    Walt Disney said that the fairy godmother should be "The Fairy Godmother should have a kindly voice with a certain age in it. I don't see her as being goofy or stupid, but rather as having a wonderful sense of humor."

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How do you envision a fairy godmother? 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Cinderella, I think, is the most classic Disney Princess. She was the designed by Mary Blair. 
I was in awe taking Studying Under the Masters learning about Mary Blair because I realized that in the original Cinderella she had to paint each and every picture that was made into the movie. I can't imagine the patience that took. After I learned that it was fun to watch original Cinderella and really look at the work knowing that an animated movie was made out of a bunch of paintings.  

Looking at Mary Blair I feel like she painted Cinderella to look like herself!

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Evil Queen

I was surprised by early concepts of Snow White. The original ideas for the Evil Queen made me laugh. She was described as "fat, batty, cartoon type, self-satisfied"  Walt Disney  didn't find that to be plausible. He then took on plot development himself and came up with a queen who was "a high collar stately beautiful type"whose "beauty is sinister, mature, plenty of curves – she becomes ugly and menacing when scheming."
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Which queen would you choose? 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Snow White

Snow White is the first of the Disney Princesses. She was described as 
 "hair as black as ebony, lips as red as the rose, skin as white as snow."
Animators initially sketched her in resemblance to Betty Boop but Walt Disney felt that was too cartoonish. 

Can you imagine a Betty Boop- like Snow White? 
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Write 31 Days!

It's October and that means, write 31 days! For the last 3 years, I have posted paintings about one topic each day of October.  This year, I am doing 31 days of disney because everyone loves Disney and I love painting Disney. 

Happy 31 Days of Disney!!

I have to start the month with where Disney began. Maybe the second of where Disney began. Disney began with Mickey Mouse and ofcourse he needed a cute girl by his side. Minnie Mouse was created! She so so fun and sassy!
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2. Snow White
3. The Evil Queen
4. Cinderella
5. The Fairy Godmother
6. Cinderella At The Ball
7. Lady Tremaine
8. Aurora
9. Maleficant
10. Ariel
11. Ursula
12. Belle
13. Beauty and the Beast
14. Bell of the Ball
15.Cruella De Vil
16, Jasmine
17. Meg
18. Mulan
19. Narissa
20. Rapunzel
21. Mother Gothel

Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall Bucket List

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Fall seems to be everyone's favorite season, at least that's what most people say, even when Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year!  Why is it? Is it the cooler temperatures, the rich colors changing, everything pumpkin, or going out of your way to step in that crunchy looking leaf! I  don't know,  but here's a list a fun things to add to your fall bucket list to get the most out of the season. 

- bake a pie
-have a smore's campfire
- visit a pumpkin patch
-make leaf art
- pick apples
 - make and eat caramel apples
- go trick-or-treating
- drink hot apple cider
- make fall cookies
- have a photoshoot in a leaf pile
- carve a pumpkin
- navigate a corn maze
- Jump in a big pile a leaves 
- Go to a football game 
- toast pumpkin seeds 
- visit a haunted house
 - collect leaves and acorns
- watch a "family tradition" movie 
- dress up for Halloween 
- bake pumpkin bread
- make a fall wreath 

My favorite is a smores bon fire but let's be honest, s'mores  are perfect no matter what season it is! What is on your fall bucket list

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Artists who Inspire- Joanna Baker

 I found Joanna Baker's art on Instagram. She sketches bright eyed fashion girls and lives the dream of working as an artist.


 The thing I admire the most about Joanna's work is how precise it is. That sounds a little boring but it's really amazing. Her work is so perfect. Everything is symmetrical and exact. It's flawless. I practice over and over and things inevitably come out uneven. Joanna has a real skill and it's awesome. 

Follow her @joannabaker

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pantone London Fall pt 2

Monday, I started showing how to mix Pantone London's fall colors. Today, I'll finish them up. 

  Otter is a medium brown you could use you raw umber mixed with a small amount of water to lighten it. 

Navy Peony 
  A color also seen in New Yorks fall colors.  Navy Peony is a deep warm blue. 

Copper Tan
  I would've  expected copper tan to be more like Otter but it is a little light.  
Take your burnt sienna and add a little bit of brown and a warm yellow. 

Lemon curry
  To make lemon curry take your light yellow and slowly add In little orange. 

Golden olive 
  A strong, dark green.  Mix a dark green and then add some extra yellow to it. 

What colors stand out to you this season? 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pantone London Fall Pt 1

For the first time, pantone has released two color reports for fall. One based on New York's fashion week and one on London's.  

Last week, I posted about how to mix New York colors and this week we'll mix London's colors. 

Pantone describe the London choices as:

 “Led by a vivid Flame Scarlet, the color palette for Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 is comprised of strong classics colors complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons,” noted Eiseman. “Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter Brown or Lemon Curry with Bluebell are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy.”

Flame Scarlet
  Like Grenadine

Primrose Pink
  A soft & delicate pink there is two ways to mix primeose pink. Take a red and water it down or mix white and red for a pastel pink. 

  Take brown umbre and add a small amount of yellow ochre to lighten it some. 

  An aqua-like medium blue. 

Royal Lilac
  I always thought purple was a very regal color so it's cool to see it named royal but royal lilac isn't your typical lilac color. It is a medium purple. 

  Purple is made by mixing equal parts red & blue.

Thursday, the next five. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pantone New York Fall Pt. 2

Monday, I talked about the first five colors in Pantone's fall color report. Today it's the last five. 

Neutral Gray
  Another neutral echoing navy peony.  To mix gray take your black and gradually add white till you get the desired shade. 

Shaded Spruce 
  A deep, foresty green.  Look for your darkest, warmest green. 

Golden Lime 
  A classic yellow-green shade.  
To mix golden lime start with a warm yellow and slowly add bits of a warm blue. 

  This is the only cool color in the fall report. It's a cool, medium blue. 

Autumn Maple
  Autumn Maple is the color i think of when I think about fall. It's a russet-y Orange like the leaves changing on re trees. 

  To make autumn maple mix equal parts warm yellow and warm red. If you are daring add a teensy bit of a warm blue to spice it up. 

What is your favorite color is the fall color report? 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Pantone New York Fall pt 1

Every season Pantone releases colors that will define the season by examining colors used at fashion shows. They choose ten of the most popular to create the Pantone Color Report.

 This year they have done something they have never done before, split the report into two sections, one for New York City and one for London. 

This falls colors have a lot of warmth and there names  are super fun. 

The color of the fall is grenadine. At first look I think it seems like a deep coral, which I love. It is meant to be an attention grabbing red. Coral is a form of red though. 

To make grenadine look for a deep, yellow  red in your palette! 

Tawny Port 
  Sounds like it's be a brown, right? Tawny Port is in the red family. It is a very deep blue-red almost leaning towards purple. 

To make tawny port find your warmest red and add a drop of warm blue. Add the blue slowly as too much blue will make purple and we want it to stay red. 

Ballet Slipper
   So delicate, it's also a part of the red family but is a very light, blush pink. The other end of the spectrum of tawny port.  

  To make baller slipper water down your red or mix red and white  which will make it more pastel. 

  Butterum is based in yellow ochre and maybe a hint, a very small hint of burnt umber. 

Navy Peony
  Navy Peony is a classic dark blue that can be used instead of black. 

What colors are you looking forward  to? 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sketchworthy Reads-Kristin Billerbeck

Kristin Billerbeck is the best selling author of numerous chick lit books and runs the laugh out loud blog GirlyGirl.

I love her books because they are lighthearted yet truthful and rooted in faith.   I love her blog because it makes me laugh. 
Follow her @chicklitkristin

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Favorite Movies

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What are your favorite movies? I'm definitely a chick flick kind of girl. 

   It's not often a favorite book being turned into a movie works out but this one did for me. It's so cute and lighthearted.  I always like watching it. 

  It's pretty much a classic and very easy to quote. I thought it was funny one time I went for an mri, they asked me to pick a movie to be played. I picked Legally Blonde and the tech said "I love it when people pick this one."  

  Just. So. Much. Fun. I love how Sandra Bullocks character is awkward yet endearing and makes the guys  family fall in lover with her. it never occurs to him that she isn't like anything he's normally date, they just like her!

  A perfect take on Jane Austen's Emma.

I laugh through the whole movie. It makes me smile.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Making Waves

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Is there any hairstyle more coveted than beachy waves? When summer roles around everyone seems to want their tresses gently tousled like they just fell like that on their own but hate to admit *sigh*  that they took some work to get them just right. 

- Start with damp hair abd spritz it with a salt spray or make your own 

- grab a large barrel curling iron or flat iron 

- pick a section of hair depending on how tight you want the wave (large = loose & small = tight) and wrap around your curling iron, let set for a minute and release 

- repeat around hair 

- spray with hairspray 

And voila in 10-20 minutes you can have hair that looks like you just stepped off the beach!!

How do you make waves?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer Stripes

Classic summer style isn't complete without stripes. They are timeless and have the ability to flatter everyone! 

A deconstructed off the shoulder shirt

A vertical striped romper or dress

As a cover- up

How do you wear stripes? 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Artists Who Inspire - H Nichols Illustration

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Artists Who Inspire- H. Nichols Illustration

About the time I started learning figure drawing, Holly Nichols of HNicholsIllustration, opened her shop! So I like to think I've been following her and have been encouraged by her since her career's beginning.  

Holly began fine art lessons as a child and studied studio art in college. One class involved illustration markers that she used in her free time to sketcg runway designs on napkins. Through practice she created her own  style and through the prompting of friends, she opened an etsy shop. 


I love her crisp, refreshing style. She has a knack for creating voluminous, flowing hair and the most current outfits. 

Follow her @hnicholsillustration 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy S'mores Day!!

I think  August 10th should be a national holiday! If it was named a holiday, it'd give Christmas a run for its money as people's favorite holiday. It's Smores Day!!! Who doesn't love Smores?!
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Traditional Smores are awesome but there's so many others twists on Smores that tastes just as good and make it so Smores never  grow old!

How do you like to eat Smores?

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Basket Bag

This bag is everywhere this summer and seemingly impossible to get your hands on. I figure the next best thing is to draw it
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

JDMM Journal

To test out the Jane Davenport Mixed Media paper, I decided to buy the 9x12 large canvas journal. JDMM offers journals in multiple sizes and the option of a printed or a blank canvas cover. All of them including the same paper. The blank canvas cover is meant for us to paint and create a cover ourselves which I thought was really fun! 

The paper inside is 120 lbs. heavy enough for watercolor and durable enough for mixed media. One thing that makes this journal unique is that one side of the paper is a smooth hot press and the other side of the paper is a textured cold pressed, again giving you options to see what you like best and what works best for different mediums.

The binding is neatly stitched  between the pages so it lays flat open.
The first thing I noticed about the paper was how light it is. I expected it to be very heavy and dense given that it is a watercolor weight.  One side is smooth, hot press and the other is textured, cold press. I also expected the cold press texture to be bumpy but it is more lightly texture and the texture didn't affect the smoothness of sketching on it to much. 

Knowing Jane Davenport is all about mixed media I decide to try different mediums to see how they held up.  

Staedler Water Pencils went down nicely and melted well when I applied water. 

Tombow Dual Brush Pens didn't melt well when I applied water,  it took a lot of water for it not to look streaky and  the paper started to pill some. After it dried I was able to brush the little pilled (is that a word?) pieces off.

When I tried watercolor on it, it held its place well. A lot of  papers drip the watercolor and it gets frustrating when colors bleed more than I intended them too. I was happy to see this and so far as  I try more water it will hold up. A few times it has buckled some but overall buckling has not been a large issue.  

I am most impressed over how it holds watercolor instead of dripping together if the colors get close.  
This is a really good sketchbook, the paper is light and flexible, the book lays open flat, and the watercolor doesn't run together too much. 

Have you tried any of the JDMM products? What did you think of them? 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Cooldown

It's sweltering out & seems like you can't even step outside for a minute withoit sweating. Cool down with these light refreshing recipes!

Frozen, fruity, and endless possibilities!

Nothing's more refreshing than cold lemonade! 

Ice cream :)
We all scream for ice cream! 

How do you cool off in the summer?

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// summer cooldown

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sketchworthy Reads- Marian Jordan Ellis

I don't remember when I first hear about Marian Jordan Ellis but I know that when I first read a book of hers I was hooked. Marian Jordan Ellis is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, and the founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries.

The first book of hers I read was The List. It is a book about how we all have a list in our heads of what our life should be and how holding tightly to that list leads to disappointment. Throughout the book she challenges us to turn our list over to God and embrace His direction for our life. She talks dynamically about her experiences and pulls from Scripture to clearly explain her points. It's one of the most challenging books I have and I knew I had to read more. 

Besides how convictingly Marian writes and speaks I love seeing how her story has played our and the journey her faith has taken her on.  It's very encouraging!

Take a few minutes to look at her website, vist her blog and this recent post one of her best in my opion, read one of her books, or listen to a podcast. You won't be disappointed!
I'm also excited to have found out that Maria has a new book coming out August 1st, just a few days away, called Stand !

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog//Marian Jordan Ellis