Thursday, 22 August 2013

Artsy Wednesday: Animation

Most people's childhoods were full of Disney princesses - mine was full of Asian cartoons! Doraemon, Dr Slump, Sailor Moon... But by far, the VHS tape my sister and I reached for most often was My Neighbour Totoro (dubbed in Cantonese). Even now, I still turn into a child when I watch Hayao Miyazaki's films.


So my Artsy Wednesday animation manicure is Totoro-themed. Even though I've seen a hundred of Maria's manicures, I never tried using acrylic paint until now, and boy I'm a convert! I impressed myself with this one. The base is Alanna Renee It's a Boy!



Naturally, being Asian and female, my sister and I have a stuffed plush collection of Totoro merchandise. This is just a selection:


The blue Totoro is actually hand-crocheted by my sister, who's really good at crafty things!

More Artsy Wednesday animation goodness:

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    1. Thank you! It turned out better than I thought it would. All my nail art projects seem to be like that - they either turn out way better or way worse than I anticipated!

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  2. OH SO CUTE! I did one, but did NOT come out like yours.
    I am so in love with Studio Ghibli. I can't wait to see their new ones coming out soon. I still have to see On Poppy Hill, and it comes out on DVD next month!!! My favorite is Spirited Away. Which is yours?
    BTW, I played Totoro for my nephew when he was 4 and for months he wanted to watch the "bear" movie. LOL

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    1. I think Totoro has to be my favourite, I have such fond memories of it. I love Spirited Away too. In Cantonese it translates to "dragon cat" so I never thought of them as bears, and the Cat Bus made total sense to me! I recently tried watching the English dub but the different voices were too unnerving.

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  3. Cute!! I love the totoro! I'm going to have to try using acrylic paint soon. It seems like a good alternative when I want to mix together a specific color.

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    1. It's great for colour matching - the boyfriend even suggested that I stop buying polish and just use acrylic paint on my nails. Ah, no.

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  4. I loveeeeeeee this! It's super super super cute! I love the black fluffy things! I want one!

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    1. Yes! The black fluffy things are my favourite. My sister and I made a bunch out of wool and googly eyes when we were little!

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  5. very cute! and I remember watching Sailor Moon :)

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    1. Some relative of ours bought us Sailor Moon wands that lit up and played weird noises when you pressed buttons on them. I actually remember playing with those more clearly than I remember watching Sailor Moon!

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  6. You are so talented.. and patient.. and amazing!! I'm in awe!
    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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    1. Thank you! It took me hours, but I did it while studying, and I even ate dinner in the middle ;)

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  7. I wasn't a princess child either LOL - so I would have loved these too, and your mani is absolutely perfect, I love it!!

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    1. Thank you Maria! You were the first person to introduce me to the idea of using acrylic paints, so I definitely have you to thank!

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