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!


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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Today’s Watercolor: Kiki’s Delivery Service

As I mentioned recently, the live-action Kiki’s Delivery Service came out in theaters here in Japan a few weeks ago. Many Americans think that the Ghibli movie if the same name is the original, but in fact it’s not.

Majo no Takkyubin, as it’s called in

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Today’s watercolor: Ponto and Shingo!

Spring Break is coming to a close, and it’s been a great one for out-of-town visitors. Two weeks ago there was the Anime News Network party with lots of people here for Anime Japan. Last weekend two of my old friends from Montreal were in town for some sightseeing. We wandered around Harajuku, checking out Streamer Coffee and sampling their Military Latte.

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