Last July, I intended to blog more regularly, but most posts remained unfinished. I’m sorry for disappearing like that! To be honest I’m not sure what really happened. It’s probably a combination of things:
- ✦ Life getting in the way
- ✦ Busy work schedule
- ✦ Me being lazy and preferring to scroll the internet aimlessly
- ✦ My mojo (inspiration) went missing
- ✦ Dark days during wintertime, making it hard to take proper pictures
Also I’ve been having a mild case or RSI, for over a year now. With some computer and lifestyle adjustments it’s been getting better, but it’s still a weak (and painful) spot. So I try to stay away from the computer for longer periods at a time.
Recently I started creating a kawaii bullet journal and somehow it helped me to get my mojo back! I really hope that I can keep up with creating more content. You can expect the following subjects to show up on kao-ani.com:
- ✱ Independent illustrators and creatives
- ✱ Kawaii stationery
- ✱ Kawaii journalling and handlettering
- ✱ Cute character news
- ✱ Cute food and recipes
- ✱ Reviews & Giveaways
I’ll try to post at least once a week. Feel free to e-mail me with a (subtle ;)) reminder if I tend to fall off the blogging wagon again! Also I really appreciate all your comments and I promise to reply more frequently from now on.
In the upcoming weeks I would like to introduce you to some Dutch designers who have a passion for anything kawaii. First up is Erik Buikema from We Are Extinct. His illustrations are cheerful, cute and sometimes refer to 80’s toys.
I’ve been following Erik for a while on Instagram and noticed that he had a new line called ‘yum yum cats’ coming up. All the illustrations looked equally cute, so I was happy to discover the stickers in the shop. I ordered them along with a pin and I’m very pleased with both items.
I used a couple of the yum yum cats stickers to brighten up my new wallet. The stickers are from vinyl and can also be used outdoors, so hopefully they’ll stick around for a while (pun intended).
The set contains 10 pieces in total and it’s hard to pick a favourite one. Maybe I like the ice bowl best, as they remind me a little of Nyan Nyanko.
Wit every order from We Are Extinct you’ll receive a free kawaii card! I’ve received a box full of kitties with a previous order and this ice cream shop card was even from a better quality, printed on shimmery paper.
This is not my picture, but it shows how pretty the basket of kittens pin is. At about 4 x 4 cm it’s quite large and perfect for any cat-lover. If you are looking to get one yourself, do hop over to the shop, as there are only 15 pins left now.