Oki one Kanoki

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Many of you have met my sister, Diane at the shows I have been do. She is an artist and has taught Adobe Illustrator at FIDM aka Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (downtown LA) for 10 or 12 years...can't remember which, but it has been awhile.

Anyway, she created this character (among MANY others) and I just fell in love with him, so after GROVELING at her feet and BRIBERY, I got her to put it into a cutting file format for me. Some of you may have seen the page in the booth, but this is about an 18 inch vinyl cutout of Oki one Kanoki and he lives in my living room now.

Of course, I cut him out on my Pazzles Inspiration. Doesn't he look so cute next to my drums that I got in Africa last fall? Of course, the metal carrots are there for spring....or WAIT, maybe I will say that is what he eats...YES, that is the answer, that is why they are there...LOL
Now, I have added a few things to my living room that I got from Africa and I want you to be sure and NOTICE the lion and giraffe that is on top of the cabinet. Don't they look authentic?
This makes me happy, and I think I'm going to keep adding to my wall as I GROVEL and BEG for more characters from Diane, check out her art at www.dianepacker.com

Creating a Magnetic Board

Monday, April 05, 2010

I picked up and bought a few old windows last fall and have been wanting to do something fun with them. Well, I created a magnet board and here it is. I still plan on making some fun magnets for it and maybe adding some creative touches, but here is the start.