Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Hearts at Home

Hello, and welcome to a new Review Wednesday.

It's dreary and raining outside, and Rob & I have dental appointments coming up this afternoon. Bleh. However, I have a lot of happy stuff to share with you here, today.

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First, for today's Review, I'd like to talk about my favorite shape: the heart. People who know me closely, know I'm a true romantic and always find the love in everyday things. However, I didn't realize until just recently, that this trait managed to sneak into our home dรฉcor.

Salt crystal lamp in our dining area

Heart in our bathroom shelf (installed by me)

My kawaii heart-collar

My makeup mirror is heart-shaped

Rob got me this one Valentine's Day :)

Got her in a Christmas stocking

These are gifts from special people in my life

We have this book out in open view for romance ideas

Some of the items not pictured, include my heart sweater (which you've seen on my Instagram) and some other plushies, as well as my own doodles. 

I suppose to a Pisces woman, everyday is Valentine's Day

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Other things for Review:

If you missed the Solar Eclipse earlier this year, I captured it for you - with my imagination.

It seemed like the only way to enjoy it, since it was so overcast here in Red Deer at the time we didn't get to see it.

And, if you've not yet seen this pair of Old Navy Rock Star jeans on my Instagram, then here you go:

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They cost me only $1 at the time, because they were an online exclusive sold at store level! Yes they were a size up but at that price, I took them home and shrunk them, then used my fabric markers to give them a Daryl J. original design!

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And if you love animals (and are a fan of the weird), then I'd love to share with you that Zoo'd Animal Hybrid Friends is really taking off on RedBubble!

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And last but not least:

In case you missed my Instagram posts about the items I designed for both my RedBubble and Zazzle shops, here you go (๏พ‰◕ใƒฎ◕)๏พ‰*:・๏พŸ✧

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Thank you for reading with me here today! Your time is always appreciated, and I love creating for you. Have a great rest of your week xoxo

Daryl J.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Halloween Fashion This Year

And more!

Halloween is fast-approaching, and this time I'm more on the ball with it than I was last year! Because I have a RedBubble shop now, I've added some vintage-inspired and kawaii-style leggings, scarves, and Tee shirts:

Other (vintage-inspired) Tee shirts available for you:

Kawaii Ghost
Kawaii Skull
Black Cat with Pumpkin

And I also designed some kawaii/retro leggings for you on RedBubble:

And another super cute set of leggings with Skulls and Pumpkins

And in addition to fashion, my Etsy shop has some Halloween themed items available for you as well:

The coloring book is baaaack.....

Also a printable Halloween card - cute and kid-friendly.

And proving to be popular, is this clipart for personal use. Some examples include website design, social media, newsletters, home-made greeting cards or party invites...

Anyway, as you can tell - and you may have heard me say it before - Halloween is my 2nd-favorite time of year! Christmas is my #1. 

I love all the fun costumes, Halloween candy, party music such as Thriller, and the spooky movies!

Plus October itself is such an awesome month ๐Ÿ˜„

And September is the final month of the #OrigamiChallenge. So get that paper art photographed and shared online to get featured on this blog!

xoxo, Daryl J.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Fourth Powerpuff Girl

OMG! I grew up watching the original Cartoon Network show, and always identified with the innocent and easily-scared Bubbles.

And of course this show did try for a reboot recently, to less popularity then it used to have. So to build up some hype, the creators are going to be introducing a new PowerPuff girl on September 17th of this year.

Originally I was going to save the PowerPuff Girls blog post for a segment of 'Are They Kawaii?' but it is going to be in today's Feature Friday instead ๐Ÿ˜„

If you already know your 'girls', then you know the main character is the redheaded Blossom, sisters with rough-and-tumble tomboy Buttercup and babyish Bubbles. And you know they're all elementary-aged little girls with super powers, thanks to their mad scientist 'dad' Professor Utonium, who accidentally spilled a mysterious chemical into the potion used to make them. So naturally, bad guys come to their town so they can fight them.

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And it's recently created an internet explosion that, on September 17 of this year, they are introducing a fourth PowerPuff girl named Bliss. Not much is known about her at this point, though she was shown briefly in a screen shot with her new sisters. She appears to be post-pubescent; taller than them, and with wide hips. She has brown skin (so implied to be a different race?) and turquoise hair, which is super kawaii-cute!

Anyway, I look forward to finding out more about her from the 5-part movie series with background information on this new character and her origins.

Let us know what you think in the comments section. And, if you enjoy controversy, YouTube is currently loaded with some very opinionated videos on this topic.

So have a great weekend, lots of love!
xoxo Daryl J.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Inside Out Movie

And more!

Hello, how are you this evening?

Thank you for joining me here so we can talk about some neat stuff. It's been awhile since I posted here, and it's always nice to share with friends like you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So this afternoon, while I was working away, I decided to watch the Disney Pixar hit, Inside Out. I have a special fondness for this movie, not only because of it's uniqueness and relatability, but also because I happened to be working at the theatre when it came out in 2015. So it brings that back.

And around when it came out, [long before the Kawaii365 project], I drew myself as the 5 main emotions from the movie:

From left to right: Fear, Sadness, Joy, Disgust, and Anger. Just felt like sharing this.

So as you know, I recently uploaded a new coloring book to Etsy. And this one is based off the Zoo'd Animal Hybrid Friends series that I created earlier this year. So if you'd like a copy, here you go:

Zoo'd Coloring Book

And I also have other exciting news! You know how I am on Patreon? Well, recently I got the first monthly subscriber - I can already tell she is seriously awesome! Her name is Ann, and she is also an artist. So feel free to check out her work as well ๐Ÿ’–

And lastly, I am excited to share a couple of cute articles I found recently. They are both about shopping culture in Japan - eee! So Kawaii!

Shop Hop: The Downtown Retail Roundup

Anyway, that's all for now! Thank you and have a great night!

xoxo Daryl J.

Monday, 28 August 2017

My deviantArt

Hello everyone, how are you?

It's been a few days since I've been here with you guys, but today I had a day off work and so I finally caught up on some updating...

Updating my deviantArt page, that is... long before I ever even dreamed of the Kawaii365 project, I had a portfolio of some of my best works, included sketches and digital designs. Then as I became an art student, that expanded with paintings in various mediums...

...followed by coloring sheets from my Etsy shop!

Free download of a sheet from my coloring + activity book

Anyway, since this blog is based around kawaii cuteness, it can surprise people to learn that I'm a talented painter and sketch artist. In fact, people actually like to buy my work. So after adding in some 'hidden gems' from my art student years (some of these were put away really well), you can find some really cool items to buy from deviantArt prints, with the art of yours truly ;)

Thanks for being here with me,
xoxo Daryl J.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Lalaloopsy Jewel Sparkle Review

Today's Review Wednesday (August 23, 2017) is a cute 'baby' doll named Jewel Sparkles. I did some research and she's the only one I could find with light pink hair. The darker pink haired one is Crumbs Sugar Cookie.

Want to meet more cute Lalaloopsy characters? View them at

Do you love Kawaii art, fashion, food, and all things cute? Then there’s a facebook group for you!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Virgo Horoscope

Virgo (August 23-Sept. 22) – The sign of the virgin is truly the biggest enigma of all 12 signs. Although your sign is based on the ‘pure and virginal maiden’, you have a deep, intense, seething sexuality about you and erotic things don’t make you blush as much as astrologers would try to have the world believe. Have you ever seen Hugh Grant or Cameron Diaz love scenes in a movie? Kind of says it all ;)
There are a few other things that make Virgos mysterious and a little confusing sometimes – astrologers like to say that you’re analytical and critical to a tee, and yet you are a deep feeler and want to break all the rules society set in place before you were born – look at the badassery of actors Jack Black and Keanu Reeves, and singer Pink (Alecia Moore). So perhaps on the outside you appear like a cool Vulcan… but inside you’re an intense volcano. When you meet the right friends, you open up and love to talk about everything under the sun, due to the same ruling planet as friendly Gemini (Mercury).
When it comes to love and romance, you are analytical when it comes to choosing a life partner, and this is a really great way to be. You enjoy hearts and flowers, champagne and chocolate – but first dates are still to be treated similar to job interviews. After all, getting married and sharing life with one person is effectively, a career. The right person for you will know this to be true and will be very patient while you get to know them. When you decide to become intimate with them, they won’t be disappointed by your attention to detail (wink, wink).
As per careers and money, you are outstanding at numbers! Great career ideas for you would be bank manager or chartered accountant. Because you are smart with words, you could also be a professional novelist or script writer. It’s not even surprising that you likely have a lot of money stashed up for a rainy day – and retirement. You think ahead J

Best sign compatibility: Other intellectuals like Capricorn, Taurus, Gemini or another Virgo.

Celebs who share your sign: Beyoncรฉ, Jimmy Fallon, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler.

Colors associated with you: Neutral shades and earth tones, like Olive green and sandy beige.

Best idea for a pet: Low-maintenance pet like a newt or Japanese fighter fish.

Want to get something to commemorate your sign? Adorn your room or office with a printable and frameable wall art, from Etsy.

Or, wear a cute tee shirt of your sweet sign, from RedBubble's KawaiiNMore

And if small magnets for fridge or locker are more your thing, they're available for you here at my deviantArt page ๐Ÿ˜Ž