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


Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

Absolutely adorable! I think my fave part is his NAME. hee hee


sweetpea324 said...

Absolutely adorable and what a perfect spot for him. Love the metal carrots too.

Evan's Eclipse said...

This is absolutely wonderful! How great to put this type of art in your house. I hope as I learn with my gazelle, that I too one day can do something so wonderful like this.


TonyaKaye said...

Please tell your sister is does wonderful designing ... between the two of you .. there is no stopping you!

Wendy in MD said...

This is adorable! I love it (and its name! LOL)