I needed a couple white Prismacolor pencils, so I stopped into *shudders* Michael's of all places...grabbed 5 pencils and waited 20 min in line to pay for them. When I went to sharpen one I noticed my new Prismacolor pencil was stamped "Mexico". WHAT???
So of course, I had to shoot my favorite Prismacolor Rep, Shelly Minnis an email, which she did, indeed, confirm that Prismacolor has moved it's manufacturing to Mexico. UHG.... She'll be in Tucson this month, and I'll be talking to her about it again. I understand big business and the bottom line but.. in today's economy.. just UHG.
While I'm on the subject of product changes... Linda Hardy mention a couple weeks ago that Panasonic was no longer making their sharpeners. I confirmed this with an annoying phone call to Panasonic this morning. Not just our preferred KP-310, or the KP-4A, but ALLLLLLLL their pencil sharpeners! So, the only ones left are the ones out there in the market now.. if Linda didn't buy them all up yet.
So enough good news from me for today.. maybe next time I'll actually post a new WIP! :D