King Kazma from Summer Wars. I just finished it and thought it was great. I like Wolf Children more, although this one had a really good overall cast, plus King Kazma as a Kung Fu rabbit is pretty cool.

Gouache and watercolor and a color pencil in my Stillman and Birn delta sketchbook.

DIY Easy Melt and Pour Orange Clove Gardeners’ Soap Tutorial from A Cultivated Nest.

The grated clove and orange peel give this sap a wonderful earthy look and delicious smell. The melt and pour glycerin soap base makes this an easy and quick DIY. This is the perfect gift for any time of year.

For easy homemade soaps like Vanilla Latte Soap and many more go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/soap and for more DIY beauty and spa recipes including roundups from 2012, 2013 and 2014 go here.