Today’s Watercolor: Hoppy Easter!

20140420-222902.jpgEarlier this week I asked Facebook what I should paint for easter, and a friend suggested her pet bunny, and eggs and stuff. Done!

Easter isn’t very well known here in Japan, though a few foreign companies are trying to market it here and there. When we told the English club that we would be having an Easter party and dying Easter Eggs (I’m so excited!) we explained the holiday by asking who’s been to see the Easter displays at Tokyo Disney Land.

Domino’s provided a lovely Easter Dinner, and while there weren’t any Easter Baskets some Kit Kat balls did the trick–they’re kind of egg shaped? And if you really get a craving, apparently you can make your own Cadbury Creme Eggs! How cool is that? I can’t wait to try the recipe, though I’m slightly worried about having so many Creme Eggs in the house…

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Guest Post: Krispy Kreme’s Sakura Donuts

Look, look, I did a Guest Post! I wrote a review of Krispy Kreme’s Spring donuts (Sakura, Matcha, Kinako, oh my!) over on the “I’ll Make It Myself” blog. Go read it and tell them I sent you! :D

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Today’s watercolor: Darth Pooh!

Recently a friend posted this hilarious video of Jim Cummings, voice actor for Winnie the Pooh and Darkwing Duck among others, using his powers for evil. Or the Dark Side, at least–reading the lines of Darth Vader in the voice of Winnie the Pooh.

What’s a girl to do but paint the mashup? I do love mashups!

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What do you think? What characters should I combine next?

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Starbucks Fresh Banana Chocolate “Happy Yellow Frappuccino” and Social Media Case Study

20140417-104142.jpgHappy April! The sun is shining, the days are warming up, and it’s time to start thinking happy summery thoughts as winter’s icy grip melts into lush and lovely sunshine (before the hot sledgehammer of true summer hits.) How better to embrace pre-emptive summer excitement than the classic tropical fruit, banana? Starbuck’s new Fresh Banana and Chocolate cream is just in time to take

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Today’s watercolor: Pooh’s Picnic

I’ve been loving Classic children’s book illustrations lately. After my watercolor of Kiki’s Delivery Service last week I decided to look at the work of E. H. Shephard. I really enjoy his work, and I’ve been enjoying learning about his life.

It’s the tail-end of 花見 or hanami season here, so I like to think that Christopher Robin took his friends out for a little flower viewing picnic :) This piece is of course based on Shephard’s classic Pooh from the books with A.A. Milne. What do you think?

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Japanese Baked Kit Kats!

20140411-230947.jpgHere in Japan, Kit Kat is known for it’s interesting flavors and innovations. Crazy Japanese Kit Kats have kind of slowed down a bit lately (I personally think Häagen-Dazs stole their R&D team, with their crazy flavors like Rose and Sakura ice creams.) Recently, however, a new challenger came to the fore–the Baked Kit Kat!

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Family Party” English Lyrics Translation

20140409-205251.jpgThe video for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s newest single Family Party,ファミリーパーティー, has just been released! The single itself will hit stores on April 16th, just in time to tie in with the release of the new Crayon Shin-chan movie on the 19th. Family Party is the official ending song for Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back.

Coming fresh off the heels of Yume No Hajima Ring Ring, it’s tempting to

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