Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Lolita 8x10 Prints!

Just finished some new lolita prints. Just been obsessed with drawing lolita girls lately....esp when I go to these cons and see a lot of them dressed up and gets me inspired to draw.

I am now offering these prints for sale. They are 8x10 sizes.

Photos from APE

Finally getting around to posting pictures of APE from this year. Here is one of me and my booth.

Here is one of Junko Mizuno. I got her latest book which is filled with great illustrations.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sorry for the late post...Alternative Press Expo

Sorry for the late post but I will be at Alternative Press Expo today and tomorrow (October 17th and October 18th).

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Button Display

Every show I try to add new buttons and as my buttons grow my display will need to grow. So here is my new button display. I can prob fit about 40 or so buttons.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Messy work studio & new artworks!!

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with my blog. Just been going through some things in my personal life so Nanamation production has been slow. But I am back on track now!

So first things are my new prints that I have been working on. I call them my 4 seasons (Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter). They will be available to purchase at Alternative Press Expo in October. So come look for me. My booth number is 433.

Also we are getting ready to paint our studio so our studio has been a mess. We also bought some storage furniture so I have some desk room and I have been lacking storage space badly. Here is what my desk looks like. As you can see half my desk is my computer station where I do all my computer artwork and the other half is where I do my sewing. Hopefully w/the new furniture it will look much more different.

Here is my work space......

Sunday, May 31, 2009

good to be home!

I am back from Phoenix and had a blast. It was good for me too. I can get so discouraged sometimes but coming to shows like Phoenix just inspire me to cont. on with Nanamation artwork. I will most likely return next year. I really enjoyed Phoenix Comicon. It is def. one of my better shows.

Among other things I finally got around to finishing John's baby blanket. I started to crochet this thing last year. It was my first time crocheting a blanket so it has some imperfections. I wanted to sew a fabric to the other end but decided to just leave it as is. Maybe the next blanket.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Asian Heritage Festival

The Asian Heritage Festival last Sat. was great. I had a great time. It was a little to hot for us but had a good time. We bought our own shade tent instead of renting so it worked out great.

There were ton of booths and food. I got Korean BBQ to which was yummie...mmmm..Korean BBQ.

Here is a picture of my booth

And I HAD TO TAKE PICTURES of these 2 adorable dogs in kimono outfits!! AHHHH!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Finished my print

Finalized and finished my print. Its a Korean Girl in a "hanbook". If I were to get a hanbook I would want something like this. Something w/some crazy floral prints!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Reminder - AsianFairSF!

Just wanted to remind everyone that I will be at the AsianFair SF this Sat. Here is the link for info below.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Nanamation this week...

So Nanamation has been really busy. I have a show coming up this week at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. I am very excited and it will be my first year.

I am happy that I was able to get my 2 new shirt printed for the show. It is a lot of production work of ordering and printing but I made it in time! Here are a few other things I have been up to.

Rolling up shirts...

Making price tags. I wanted to find a better way of showing and cute way of showing prices. Usually I'll jsut cut up some paper and tape it but wanted something "better". So I got some felt paper and foam board. DUDE foam board rocks!!!!! You can cut it, draw on it and hot glue them!!! So RAD!!!

And some bags and flyers for my print backings

My Shirts Came In!

I finally got my shirts last weekend! They came out great. I'll be posting on my site later for purchase.

Passed out lion....

My little lion passed out. Whats funny is that her head is hanging out of her bed. Sometimes its totally out of her bed and it touches the floor. haha. Tell ya..she LOVES her red bed!!

Boston Cream Cupcakes!

Been dying to try this recipe...Boston Cream Cupcakes. Its basically cupcake w/custard inside and dark hard chocolate on top. mmmmm....mouth is getting watering. But Id say it was a success. I would def. make it again!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Kimchi Contest in SF!

So I won't be able to go but folks in SF should try making it to the Kimchi Contest!

Here is the link -

Mmm...I crave some kimchi!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A new sketchbook

I got a new sketchbook from Barnes and Noble a few months back. This girl came to my booth and asked me to draw in her sketchbook and I was admiring the pattern. She told me she got it at Barnes and Noble so I went out that night to get the same one!

I love it dearly. I try really hard to draw in it every night but does not happen. Id say some nights I like to draw in it.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Nanolitas!

Going to these cons I have been seeing a lot of girls dressing up in cute lolita costumes. Since I am drawing in my sketchbook at the cons I started to draw cute lolita girls...I call them My Nanolitas!

Obessing about crocheting

I have been obsessing about crochet amigurumis!!! I had a hard time learning because I could never find a book that taught left hand folks like me! So I finally took a class and they taught me but the teacher was right handed so I learned it the right hand way.

Here is my first crocheted octopus. He has even got 8 legs. Next to my favorite rad red mug

Next one is for my sister in law. She just had a baby and wanted a pink elephant. I just realized it is not baby proof. I should of made the eyes with felt so maybe next time.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nanamation Shop is Open

My Online Store is finally up! Check it out under the "shop" menu link.

All Nanamation Poster Prints and Tees are available through the online store. 2 new poster prints will be added hopefully later on the month!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Next Show in May

My next show will be May 16 at the Anime Festival during the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Details soon to come!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Next Show in May

My next show will be May 16 at the Anime Festival during the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Details soon to come!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekend in Napa

Last Month Tim and I went to Napa. It was a weekend of gluttony. We consumed really really REALLY good food and wine. This was our weekend plan

Friday Night - Bouchon Cafe
Saturday Day - Yountville Festival
Saturday Night - Cave Dinner at one of the wineries. It was a 6 course meal and each meal was paired w/a wine. We sat next to the Wine Owner himself.
Sunday - French Laundry. Yep you heard it right! I was able to score reservations at the French Laundry.

The place we stayed was wonderful was well. In the morning they deliver fresh bread and goodies from the Bouchon Bakery.

Here are our images posted on picasa

Survived Emerald City Comic Con

Survived Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Seattle is such a wonderful place. It kinda reminds me of home-San Francisco.

We went to the famous fish market. Unfortunately it was closed but did get to eat some oysters and fish for dinner....mmmmmm

Here is a pic of my booth. Sorry I am slouching because I got a new low chair because the original one was broken.

Here is kid w/the best Hell Boy Costume I have seen in a long time. My booth in the back.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Emerald City Comic Con next week

Next week is Emerald City Comic Con. I am super excited about it the con and just being in Seattle. I have never been to Seattle so excited to check out the city itself. I guess I went when I was small but drove pass Seattle but I don't have any memories of it at all.

I will need to start packing this week.

Here is the link to the con in Seattle. I will be in the Artist Alley - table number B-07.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Artwork

So here is my new artwork that I took to WonderCon and did really well. A new style. I will post it on my shop for purchase later this week. Its done in illustrator but I finished it off in Photoshop. Photoshop is amazing tool but it still new to me since i use Illustrator more. Then when I saw one of my friends at the show told me that I can do the same stuff I do in Photoshop in Illustrator and that He JUST uses Illustrator. I'll have to go back and retry them. Anyway I have a few more new prints that I am working on. Also I have 3 new sites stay tune!!!

Bake Craze...

Last week I went on a bake craze. I needed a break from Nanamation and just needed some time to do something else so I baked. I love to bake.

I decided to bake my famous organic apple crumble pie for my co-workers. They came out out great. I am really proud of my pies..I worked hard to perfect the pie recipe and I am happy to say I have mastered the art of making pies. This is an apple crumble so no pie crust on top...its just crumbles. I also brought some Mitchell's Vanilla Ice Cream to go with it.

Next my friend had a baby so I wanted to make her a basket full of goodies. So I baked chewy chocolate chip was thick and chewy. The secret? You take them out while its still kinda doughy in the middle and let it back on the hot cookiesheet. Also its a different recipe than the thin crispy ones.

I also baked some buttered Spritz cookies. To get the fun shape I used my icing container pipe. One of these days I am going to invest in one of those nice Ateco Piping bag and tips. Its on my amazon wishlist to remind myself to get them. I think I'll purchase them soon. I am dying to make cupcakes again. And I also made raisin/cinnamon bread from my lovely bread maker.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Nanamation on comic relief

WonderCon 2009

I survived Wondercon 2009. It was truly an awesome and great show. I saw a lot of folks and made some great sales. I sold out of my new print and I had to make a trip back home to pick up a few more designs because I ran out midday on Sat. I'll post it later but I'll need to restock on the new designs and will be available to purchase on site. It was just crazy busy on Saturday! Sorry to those folks that tried to chat w/me when I was weeerking the booth.

Here is a pic of my booth this year. Sorry didn't have a camera so iphone had to do. Click the image to view it large.

My booth at wondercon!! on TwitPic

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Survived Phoenix Con

Sorry to be updating so late but just been a busy week. Last week Tim and I were in Phoenix for the Phoenix Comic Con Show. I took Nanamation on the road to Phoenix! This year the show was at the Mesa Convention Center and I had a BLAST. The shows were Thur(preview night) through Sunday. It was really tiring but fun. I am definately going to sign up for next year!

Here are some pics of my booth from the con:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nanamation Buttons

My next show in Phoenix is coming up real soon.  Worked on some Nanamation buttons!!