Pastel pencils are very difficult to sharpen. Artists use many methods….razors, sandpaper, pencil sharpeners. You name it and pastelists have tried it.
I had been using disposable sharpeners. They were the most reliable, and it was the way I could get the best point. But at a dollar a piece, I was wasting a lot of money.
Recently, on facebook, I saw a post where someone mentioned an electric pencil sharpener (Stanley Bostitch QuietSharp Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener) and what a great job it does. (I could not find the post to give this person credit for their genius….if anyone knows which post I am referring to, please let me know who the person is who clued me into this sharpener).
Anyway, I was so impressed by their enthusiasm, and decided to throw caution to the wind, order this sharpener and give it a chance.
I received the sharpener in the mail two days later. I immediatly put it to the test. WOW!!! I can’t believe what a great job it does.
The tips of the pencils come out so sharp. No breakage in the sharpener. It doesn’t chew up my pencil. And wait for it….it shuts off when the pencil is sharp!!! Whaaat???
This sharpener blew my mind!! So much so, I wasn’t sure anyone would believe me. So I made a video reviewing the sharpener so you could see for yourself.
If you want one of these babies….you can order Here through my Amazon store.
Cloth, Paper, Scissors Studio Magazine is one of my favorites.
I love to pick it up at the bookstore and ogle over the studios where people create. It is such a treat to peek inside artists studios and see where they do what they do. I especially love to see their supplies and the creative ways they organize them.
So I was very excited that my studio is featured in the Cloth Paper Scissors Studio Winter/2014 issue!
This magazine is so cool….not only will you see artists studios and meet the artist, but each studio has a “Get the Look” page that shows the color palette used in the studio, what items the artist used to organize and hold their supplies including where to purchase the “look” items.
If you are like me and love to see where artists work, don’t miss this issue!
If you can’t find it in your local bookstore, you can order a copy here.