Cool Tools

Just had to share this adorable AND amazing pencil sharpener my daughter tucked into my Christmas Stocking this past year.  She loves to get my kitschy little things for my studio and I have a collection of fun and artsy items she has found.  Little did either of us know that this pencil sharpener was actually functional and PHENOMENAL!

I purchased a lot of expensive sharpeners over the years and I use different types for different pencils; charcoal, graphite, lead, colored pencils, etc.  Some worked really well and others were, well, crap.

Today I couldn't find a sharpener so I reached up on my shelf for this little cutie and much to my delight, it put the sharpest and longest point I have ever seen on a pencil!  I seriously have never had a sharpener like this.  So not only is it adorable and fun - it exceeded performance of any sharpener I own!  And who doesn't love a newly sharpened pencil?

Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.
— From the movie, 'You've Got Mail'