Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A Bunny Wallet

Hi everyone, how's it going today?

For Review Wednesday, we're gonna change it up a bit! First, I'll tell you a short story. My husband Rob gave me an adorable Hello Kitty wallet for Christmas about 5 years ago now. And I used the heck out of it - the poor, sweet wallet actually broke!

So then I put it away in my archives of HK stuff, and went on a journey for a similar one. I suppose perhaps I was looking in the wrong stores? Or, wrong places? The nicest wallet I could find was a simple red leather one, and it was about $30! Yikes. My gut instinct said "don't buy it" and I listened.

Then, I went to visit Rob at one of his jobs - London Drugs photo-electronics, and there it was: my new wallet. Only, it was a mini photo album, that can hold "credit card-sized pictures". Perfect!

Pioneer 1-UP Mini Instant Album - Assorted Colours - ISO40
Get it at London Drugs here






















It was only 3.99 (much better than $30!) and it would fit perfectly in my purse, like a wallet would. So I went for it! And, to my joy - it came in pink, as well as a few other colors.


Excitedly, I transferred all my cards over to it, and a perfect fit. But something seemed sort of, plain about it. Then I realized it didn't have a kawaii character on it like the last one I had, did. And being a kidult, this wasn't cool, haha.

So I did this:

I penciled in a kawaii bunny, similar to Rabbird

After filling in with sparkly polish, I used fabric markers to outline.


Ta-da! All lined in, and other polish colors for details.

Just thought you'd like to see how well this album holds cards!



So, who or what is 'Rabbird'? 

Good question! Are you following my other blog? It can be found at www.zoodanimalfriends.blogspot.com and if you really, really LOVE it, you can show some of that sweet love at our Patreon page, and get some cute coloring pages of the characters! 

BTW, this wallet design was a wingless take on my character, so she is essentially a 'normal bunny'.

Anyhow, have a great rest of your week!

xoxo,
Daryl J.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Top Ten Animated Winter Movies

What is more refreshing than a playful run through fresh, chilly snow? Or more rewarding than a successful spin while skating?

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It's December, Christmas is now 20 days away, and in no particular order, here is a Top Ten list of the BEST animated winter movies (or, live action ones with overlaid CGI effects). Seriously - the sparking ice, the fluffy snow - everything about them is magical!



1)      Happy Feet

2)      Polar Express

3)      A Christmas Carol animated version

4)      Frozen, and all the mini movies accompanying

5)      Ice Age movie series

6)      Jack Frost – included because Michael Keaton’s character is animated

7)      Rise Of The Guardians – various scenes

8)      The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe – included due to various animated scenes

9)      Shrek the Halls animated short

10)   The Penguins of Madagascar 


Which one is your favorite?



*The above list includes works by Disney/Pixar, DreamWorks, and a few other animation studios. 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Sagittarius Horoscope




‘Sag’ (Nov. 22-Dec.21) - You're a free-spirited, free-thinking fire sign who loves to be friends with everyone. However, you like those friendships to be light-hearted and don’t fare well with the Debbie Downers and the Emotional Vampires (who could even blame you, right?)



Thankfully for everyone you meet, Sag people tend to be the least judgmental and most open-minded. You enjoy talking, laughing, and hanging out and doing fun things. And the idea of social ‘cliques’ makes you shudder. Everyone deserves an equal opportunity at belonging.



This is the same reason it’s hard to settle down with one love – it feels kind of, unfair to all the other suitors if you just pick one. There’s nothing wrong with this, as long as you’re honest and don’t lead anyone on (this shouldn’t be a problem since Sag people are some of the most sincere and honest people in the zodiac). You are one of the rare people who, when a friend asks your opinion of something, you give an honest one. Then you smile and ask if it’s okay with them that you think that – your natural charm makes even the most painful opinions seem alright, because they’re not lies. You don’t play games.



Because you love to travel and experience new things and people, some great career choices for you would be a pilot, flight attendant or any job in an airport or travel agency. You’re also naturally fun and easy-going, so you could make a great children’s entertainer, or even pet trainer (awww, dogs!) And when it comes to managing money… well, it may be better to hire a professional accountant to show you what’s coming in, what interest you’re earning (or paying!) and what is left over, and the best account for it. You have fun things to worry about.


Best sign compatibility: Free spirits like Libra, Gemini, Aquarius, and Leo.

Celebs who share your sign: Christina Aguilera, Ben Stiller, Jamie Foxx, Tyra Banks.

Colors associated with you: Yellow, red, pink and sunset colors.

Best idea for a pet: A songbird or talking parrot is perfect for you.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Reviewing Old Favorites

Hello, and welcome to tonight's Review Wednesday!
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As you know, I work dayside at a retail store, and as we approach Black Friday, the hours are getting CRAY! So recently, I just got home and still very much want to share a kawaii review with you... however, that requires things like filming & editing.

So instead, we're going to enjoy some previous 'favorite' reviews! That is, the ones that had the most fan response when previously posted. And, just like going for seconds at a buffet or re-watching a favorite movie, we can enjoy them again 😊


Below, you'll see a few links to some fun reviews over the past few months, so you can enjoy them all over again! Yay!


Twozies


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Well, that's all for now! Hope you enjoyed the trip down memory road! xoxo

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Cute Bunny Sleep Mask



Yay!! When I opened the mail box downstairs and found this parcel from Kawaii Berry, I knew exactly what it was. This super kawaii pink & white, soft & plush, bunny-shaped sleep mask!

So as you see in the above video, this mask comes with a removable cooling gel packet, for people like me who suffer from puffy eyes.

Get your mask here

I'd like to apologize for the awkward quality of the video. Our living room is in a state of disarray right now because we have a pile of stuff to donate soon, but the only place I found for it not to be in our way, was on the chair by the lamp.

Also, I worked a full shift at my retail job today, then did some household errands when Rob dropped me off at home on his way to work. And, on top of that, I have some Christmassy projects coming up for my Etsy shop, DarylArt Digital. so keep an eye on that ;)

Thank you for tuning in regularly here. I will try my best to stay on top of the schedule for this blog (despite my ADHD, hehe) around the busy holiday season, and working on several other artsy projects. Please know your patronage really is appreciated, thank you.



Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Astrology Tee Shirts

Hello, and welcome to another sort of unusual Review Wednesday, this one for November 8th.

As you know, in 2016 while being inspired by the #Kawaii365 project, I designed 12 'cute' astrology tee shirts, both as iron-on decals available on my Etsy shop, and as full tee shirts available from RedBubble.

And they had some popularity for awhile... but 'cute' doesn't resonate with all people who would otherwise be happy to wear a zodiac sign shirt. For instance, young guys.

So in order not to discriminate against a wider audience, most recently I designed 12 more shirts, this time with typography. Though I haven't worn one of them yet (so I can't rightly review the fit or fabric), I'd like to share them with you here:



The new ones, on the right, say:

1) Aries the athletic hottie
2) Taurus the bull-sh-t detector
3) Gemini the BFF
4) Cancer the cutie
5) Leo the fabulous
6) Virgo the sexy librarian
7) Libra the social butterfly
8) Scorpio the sexpot
9) Sagittarius the free spirit
10) Capricorn the hipster hottie
11) Aquarius the cool bad@$$
12) Pisces the mermaid

The last one is because I always hated being compared to a fish. I'm a mermaid... or a dolphin... just, not a fish! 

Anyhow, I can definitely review how much work went into designing them. To be honest, I assumed because they were 'wordy' without pictures, that it would be somehow easier. I was wrong. It ended up being a multi-day project, but totally worth it! 

Once I got the brief descriptions of each sign's characteristics (or, comparisons) just right, then I played around with typography until I got the right design - simple, yet impactful.

Either the 'cute' or 'regular' designs are available at my RedBubble shop, link above. 



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I'd like to apologize for the delays sometimes, in posting here. If you are a regular reader of the Kawaii365 blog, then you probably remember how active this blog was just a few months ago. When the year-long 'cute art' project ended, I began a new series of characters called Zoo'd Animal Hybrid Friends, and they have their own blog here - http://www.zoodanimalfriends.blogspot.com - which also keeps me fairly busy. 

It's not so much that the blog itself keeps me busy, but rather, special projects for the characters, Currently, because people were wanting to know where these guys 'live', I've been designing actual houses for them.

Also, my hubs & I would like to voice them soon, which is why I made some clay versions of them (and why I've been practicing my cartoon voices). We're going to need something 3D to hold during the video.

So, we'd love to thank you for showing loyal support of this art project, turned little family here 💖

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Scorpio Horoscope - Kawaii Style



Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – Hello there… yours is the most sensual, deep and intense of the 12 signs, and with good reason – your animal is the beautiful-but-dangerous scorpion. If people were asked to describe you, they’d probably say you’re quiet with an intense aura. So you’re either focused on keeping your secrets guarded, meeting a personal goal, or the object of your affections (if you wanted them, they’d definitely know it!)

Scorpios are often verbally quiet since childhood, but that doesn’t mean you don’t notice your surroundings, because you very much do! It’s just that other people are more interesting to observe from a distance. Sometimes you grill them with questions to find out what makes them tick. Unlike Libra, you prefer to have only a few very close friends – and they need to respect your boundaries right from the get-go. Scorpio people may have cool AF exteriors, but you also cage a sensitive heart. If someone betrays your trust, then they better watch out because you carry the sharpest sting in the zodiac.

Now, this is not to put you down or say people should be scared – you’re a very good person; a loyal friend to the end, an excellent lover (hubba, hubba) and an exciting character who tends to be drawn to the darker side of things. When you do express yourself, it fascinates others.

Some good job choices for a deep Scorpio could be song writer or professional poet, artist, or even something more ‘out there’ like an illusionist or hypnotist. When it comes to managing your own money, you have a natural penny-pinching way that helps you save and save until your retirement fund hits more digits than most can handle to look at. This is because you’re naturally cautious. And you’re terrified of financial loss. More people should think like you.

Best sign compatibility: People who can handle you – other Scorpios, Aries and Leo.

Celebs who share your sign: Scarlett Johansson, Leo DiCaprio, Demi Moore, Ryan Gosling.

Colors associated with you: Deep wine red, blood red, and black.

Best idea for a pet: Something ‘creepy’ like snakes, lizards, etc.







Love being a sexy, sassy Scorpio?

Then share it!

Scorpio Tee shirt from RedBubble


Wall Art from Etsy