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The Pink Samurai: June 2009

The Pink Samurai

Monday, June 29, 2009

You'll be missed, Billy Mays


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Learning Japanese

My sister is almost fluent in Japanese. She's been to Japan, hosted an exchange student and is all around immersed in the culture. In other words, she is a HUGE asset to me! We worked together the other day to come up with some new designs for my show at Otakon in July. She supplies the translation, I supply the design. Check out what we came up with.

Za! - Drama
Kira Kira - Sparkly
Gaa - Blushing
Doki Doki - Heartbeat
Zawa Zawa - Chatter

They are all commonly found in manga, just like WHAM, POW and BOFF are found in American comics. I'm really happy with how they turned out! Don't forget to come by and say hi if you're in Baltimore on July 17th-19th. Artscape is going on the same weekend, so it's just another great reason to take a day off and enjoy the Inner Harbor.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Pocket Mirrors

I've been spending a lot of time getting ready for Otakon (22 days left!) and one of the things I've been focusing on is packaging. I made some toppers for the pocket mirrors I'm going to have at the show and I'm really happy with them!

Otakon is at the Baltimore Convention Center, July 17-19. We're in booth F04, and another Etsy seller, Cally's Critters will be in booth V03 so stop by!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

G.I. Joes!

I am not going to see the new G.I. Joe movie. It looks awful. Super suits? Really?

This one ad from the 90s is 10x cooler than that movie:

And don't forget FenslerFilm's AMAZING dubbed PSAs. I lost my mind when I saw this one:

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Student Art Sale

I just got my check in the mail from the Student Art Sale that was held in May and it reminded me to write about it! It's an annual summer event for Salisbury University and I'm sad it was my last one. I made 4x what I did compared to the previous year, which is great for me and the school because 35% of all the proceeds went to scholarships for art students. Too bad I never got one!

Here's some pictures of what I threw together.

I came early and took and claimed the best table. It was right in the middle for all to see! This picture was actually taken during a lull and some buttons were already sold, that's why the board looks a little meager.

Some silkscreened shirts of the best painting teacher ever and the silly things he says. Definitely the biggest hit of the day!

I used some of the bowls that are listed in my googoomuck shop for display. So cute!

the paint chips and earrings commanded a lot of attention. I have an unhealthy relationship with bright colors.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

TMNT Cereal. Holler.

HAHA! I was going through some old comics looking for good stuff for buttons and found this. What an awesome 90s throwback! Don't pretend like you never had any.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nerdy Treasury

Middle Column, Second Row. Holler.  You can visit this treasury and comment on it HERE!
Show some nerd love.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Recycled T-Shirt Necklace

So I'm addicted to my Google Reader and someone wrote about this great tutorial on Instructables for those super cute layered knit necklace/scarves.  Check out the one I made from one of Dick's old band shirts (don't worry, it was a super old Fall Out Boy one that both of us are too embarrassed to wear).

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Monday, June 08, 2009

googoomuck vintage

So Dick and I started a new shop on Etsy about a month ago and we are loving it!  There is so much awesome old stuff on Maryland's Eastern Shore, we decided to open up a vintage shop called googoomuck.  Here's some of what we have:

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Love this

Being a Twitter addict, I love this!  You can get one here.

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