Hi friends old and new!
It’s certainly been a while, right?!
Well, it has been with good reason! ^^ This past April I opened my private tattoo studio & kawaii culture hub, Little INKPLAY Shop.
June 12 (my birthday) was our grand opening and it was fantatstic! I also launched my tattoo blog, HELLO #TATTUESday. There’ll be far more about that in a forthcoming post. But until then, please feel free to stop by! (I like visitors) 💗💕✨
✨The Catch-Up Game
There’s so much to catch you up on, including #KAWAIIindaHood turning one, my new position as creative director of SCETA Japan Center, DC KawaiiStyle meet-ups, my recent (May 2016) trip to Japan, translations, and random photo dumps (of course 😅).
I promise to do my best but please be patient with me.
Today I just wanted to share my adventures in teaching this past July. ^^
My dream is to open my studio for regular arts and crafts classes soon.
My goal will be to teach about Japanese and kawaii culture through art. I want it to be interactive, all ages classes where we can connect with and indulge in Japanese culture through art.
Sounds magnificent, but I still have some field work/ research to do before attempting this on my own.
I’ve been blessed with really great opportunities to do some fun and creative work with #KAWAIIindaHood. The word is (slowly but surely) spreading in my local area (how exciting right!) and I was scouted to teach. 👯✨
I accepted a temporary position (only 2 weeks) at PG Community College teaching a cartooning and comic book heroes class. Not exactly my specific arena, but I knew I could rock it. And so WE did!
Warm-up sketches included creating a cartoon character from a combination of three random words ~
- animal – cat or dog
- good or bad – super hero | super villain
- occupation- ice cream man | cupcake baker |rockstar
Later in the day, students broke off into 2 groups after brainstorming for what will be their comic.
Since their stories were based off Star Wars (ALL Star Wars fans in this class haha) they decided their groups should also be Star Wars related – Light Side & Dark Side.
The Light Side was responsible for writing the script and colouring.
The Dark Side was responsible for choosing the story’s characters and illustrating.
Have some snaps from the crew!
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