Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Kawaii Inspiration

There's been alot of talk about inspiration lately. I'm enjoying Danielle's inspiration monday post, Doodlegirl left me a very kind comment about wanting to know where I get my inspiration. I can start with this- oh this definitely inspires me: why, its "Children Pinch!"
I got this for Christmas from my mom...They are little bowling pin shaped people (and dog) on little clothespins clips. The best part is the little labels they have on them, like "Sister," "brother," "dog":
There is something about labeling things that I love, which is probably one of the reasons why I love those Richard Scarry books so much.

Other random things I am enjoying: Swaptree.com, where you can trade books with others. Look me up if you have some goodies to trade!

12 comments:

matt said...

Jannie,
I love your photography. It really makes your blog come alive. Those clothespin people remind me of my old Fisher Price people from when I a kid.
Stay well.

Jeff Brame said...

Cute little people aren't they and thanks for the link to Swaptree, very cool stuff.

nina seven said...

Awesome clothespin people! I love them! Especially the one that says "me"! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your think, jot draw cover, too! You could totally win, girl!

Tami said...

Aren't these the cutest little things? I bought one from Daiso the Japanese store near Seattle. They have quite a few on the west coast. But I'm not sure what to do with them other than to think that they're darling. :-)

Oiyi said...

Those pins look so cute! I like labeling things, too.

Chickengirl said...

Tami- oh lucky! I don't think we have a Daiso here on the east coast. At least not that I know of. Probably for the best since I'll go broke :-)

roz said...

Those are adorable.
Thanks for posting about swaptree. OMG! I have to sign up!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh these are adorable...I can see how they would inspire you...thanks for the swaptree link...

great blog ...

Cheers,
Diana

Angelyn said...

Hi cute stuff! your illustrations is so colourful and cheery, makes me happy when I see them :D All the best!

ellencrimitrent said...

love those people way too cute!

Ellen

shawn said...

Those cool clothespins are my kind of inspiration, too! Thanks for sharing that! While scrolling down to this post, the cat hairballs caught my eye and made me laugh outloud. That is so adorable!!! haha! Who else, but YOU, who can draw hairballs and make them look so adorable?!? :O)

sandy said...

I loveee Richard Scarey! When I was in primary school, I was awarded a nursery rhyme book and LOVED it so much I still have it 30yrs later, and went on to read the rhymes to my daughter. Still have the book, it's still an inspiration in drawing to me also.