“9 Lives of the Kitty” Pop-Art Show Reception

Domo arigato to all those who showed up! The weather + traffic were yucky but *wow* it was really great to see my Hello Kitty Junkies out and about! Jenna + HKGuy + Messy Pink + Belle + Amber! Thank you x2873746526!!! n___n

I have some photos to share since some of you guys could not make it:

Guess who painted this one!?!?! n_~

So happy I got to hang out with *Belle* — she has been super busy lately juggling 87463542 jobs and all!

One of Sean D’Anconia‘s pieces…

My *fave* part of this is Kitty-chan in her panda outfit… Especially because she is blushing AND winking! *Sigh*…

*Belle*’s man asking Sean some questions on how he creates his paintings.

More kawaiiness from Sean… (I borrowed the image below from Amber’s fb)…

Sean and Misha (photo borrowed from Sean’s fb)

Misha’s artwork…

Yes, this totally looks like Stephiee!!!

Lucky Bunny‘s pieces…

Shawna Trpcic‘s piece…

Shark Toof had some of the wood panels from the Small Gift Art Show on display as well.

Cute stuff, right!? n___n “9 Lives of the Kitty” will be on display at Hold Up Art in Little Tokyo until March 17, 2011. Stop by and check out the work with your own eyes! *much better in person* n_~

More photos on Amber’s fb album and Sean’s fb album (you may have to befriend them if you are not already tho).

Again, *thank you very much* to everyone who came out to the opening reception! xoxo

Hold Up Art Presents: “9 Lives of the Kitty” Pop-Art Show Update

Reminder for *THIS* Saturday! And guess who will be making her debut with a small painting!? n_~

Here’s the 411:

Time: Saturday, February 19 · 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Hold Up Art in Little Tokyo, 358 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA
RSVP@ KITTYISART.COM
(and invite your friends!)

Please note that this is an art show featuring single painted “originals” (one of a kind). This is NOT a Sanrio or Hello Kitty event.

Featuring Art by Misha, Sean D’Anconia, Lucky Bunny, Shawna Trpcic (Dollhouse/Torchwood) & Maria Fleischman (Hello Kitty Junkies).

The show will run from Feb. 19 until March. 6th but please join us for opening night.

www.holdupart.comwww.facebook.com/seandanconiawww.misha-art.com

And you know me… I have been snooping around on Facebook to see if any of the artists have put up some previews of their pieces… I don’t want to ruin the surprise for any Junkie who is going… So here is a tiny glimpse of the kawaiiness! I wonder what Sean is up to in this one…

Below is a portion of mine…

Hope to see my LA Junkies this weekend! And I hope you will enjoy my painting — I made it from my heart! n___n

Hold Up Art Presents: “9 Lives of the Kitty” Pop-Art Show

This will be super kawaii and kittirific! I can actually tell just by looking at the flyer! I plan on attending the opening night. Any Junkies wanna join me!? n_~

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Hold Up Art in Little Tokyo, 358 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA
RSVP: If you are on FB, please share with your friends!

Held in Hold Up Art‘s Showcase wing, “The 9 Lives of Kitty” will feature three LA artists interpretations of the iconic Hello Kitty, and her many fascinating yet secretive lives. The show will feature Hold Up Art regular Sean D’Anconia, as well as introduce Misha and Lucky Bunny to the HUPA audience. The three artists’ approaches vary drastically and with a common ground in Kitty, the audience will be opened up to the understanding of how there styles originate and differentiate from each other.

via Hold Up Art

The show will run from February 19th until March 6th but please try and attend opening night – *rumor is that Kitty-chan herself will make an appearance*! =n_n=

For more info, please visit:
www.holdupart.com

www.majestysecret.com
www.facebook.com/seandanconia

www.misha-art.com

Hello Kitty x Misha at JapanLA!

MISHA X HELLO KITTY BOX SET RELEASE PARTY & SIGNING THIS SAT!

Seriously!?!?!?! I did not know Misha was going to make prints of her paintings!!! Or a very limited boxed set (cannot wait to see what this box looks like either)! o_O If you attended Three Apples, it was pretty hard not to notice (and adore) Misha‘s nine Hello Kitty paintings (she got pretty good placement too)… All of them were acrylic on canvas boards… Except for her Black Velvet Kitty which was painted with acrylic on velvet canvas board… Btw, *first piece she sold at the show*. All of the paintings SOLD OUT before the show was even over! @_@

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty Paintings by Misha

Hello Bast — I still love the fact that she added other Sanrio characters

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Hello Bast by Misha

Black Velvet Kitty — this looked so soft in person — I really wanted to touch it, but don’t worry, I did not… o_O

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Black Velvet Hello Kitty by Misha

Mona Kitty Smiles with Her Heart — Even the title is kawaii! n_n

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Hello Kitty Smiles with Her Heart by Misha

Our Lady of Sanrio — this conjures up so many memories from my Art classes in school…

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Our Lady of Sanrio by Misha

Hello Sphinx

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Hello Sphinx by Misha

Hello Kitty Sugar Skull #1 — this is almost as if Misha made a self portrait of herself as Kitty-chan!

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Hello Kitty Sugar Skull #1 by Misha

Hello Kitty Sugar Skull #2

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Hello Kitty Sugar Skull #2 by Misha

Voodoo Kitty

531_three_apples_art_voodoo_hello_kitty_misha_painting

Hello Venus — Ahhhh! Too kawaii! @_@

Sanrio Three Apples Art:  Hello Venus by Misha

The special Misha x Hello Kitty Box Set Release Party will be from 7pm – 10pm on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at (where else???) JapanLA! The prints are 8″ x 10″ — signed and numbered! If you have your Three Apples Art Book, you can get her autograph just like I did:

Sanrio Three Apples Art Book Misha's Autograph

And make sure you take pix with her — because she is Misha-tastic and super nice… I mean, she was super nice to me and I was being completely nerdy in front of her! o_O

I hope I can make it (I have a baby shower to go to in the afternoon)… Please say hi if you see me… And check out JapanLA for more details! n_~

Hello Kitty Meet the Artists Party Racep

My *fave* event from Three Apples was Saturday, November 7, 2009 — Hello Kitty Meet the Artists Day! This was by far the best day! Obviously my opinion but I have very good reason why I loved this day soOoOo much! @_@

I had been working a lot (everyday for the past several weeks) but I always looked forward to Saturdays! I did not enjoy the waking up early part — I had to be down in Culver City by 9:30am on a weekend… I am not exactly a “morning person.” The good part:  being able to choose an original art piece from Buff Monster‘s Series 2 panels!

As you may already know, Buff Monster is an amazing contemporary artist who created a painting and prints for the Three Apples show along with a series of 35 10″x10″ wooden panels. His series was so popular that a second series followed. This series was released on the Artists Day and since I missed out on the first series, I kind of gave in to peer pressure and bought a panel! Very hard not to buy one when Bellerina and Jordan and Jamie and Jenna and Jill and Christian and etc… bought one… And also, I met Buff Monster and he is so cool and cute and nice and cute and funny and cute and really smart and cute and loves Hello Kitty… And did I mention he is cute!? n_~ Seriously, he is a really talented artist and I wanted to show my love and support!

Can you guess which one is mine!?

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Buff Monster Series 2 Panels

I actually spent a lot of the morning taking orders for these panels. During this time, I got to meet some new Hello Kitty buddies who collect art! I met Adrienne and Jolene — they both helped me to pick out the panel. I also met Robyn — yes, her name is spelled just like Robyn, the pop singer — remember Do You Know (What It Takes) from back in the day!? (I still have that cd single somewhere…) n_n

Ok, I guess right now would be a good time to share why exactly the Artists Day was the best for me. I started off meeting some really awesome people — and it really seemed genuine… I felt that throughout the whole entire day! I also saw the amazing Three Apples crew — Supa Jill, Supa Dave, Christian, Susan, Jamie, Vance… And you know I adore all of them (like to the 7645272934568th degree)! n_n

More original artwork released that day by Plasticgod — another super popular artist! How popular, you ask? Popular enough to make several series of these adorable 4″x4″ Kitties! So far, there are: Series 1 (19 designs), Series 2 (24 designs), Goth Series (9 designs), Series 3 (27 designs)! Each of the designs are limited editions of only 35! Oh My Kittiness!!! That sure are A LOT of Kitties!!! @_@ Which are your *faves*!? For me, there are just waaay too many kawaii Kitties to even pick out a handful! o_O

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Plasticgod Series 2

My photo does not do Plasticgod any justice *sorry* so please look at JapanLA’s site for all the juicy details!

These 16 10″x10″ panels by Chase were also released!

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Chase Panels

Peekaboo Monster got his live painting on… Btw, there are still a limited amount of his “Kitty Got Space Swag” prints available! Very dope title, huh? My buddy Taft (left) was there to make sure the artists had everything they needed…

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Peekaboo Monster Live Painting

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Peekaboo Monster Live Painting

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Peekaboo Monster Live Painting

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Peekaboo Monster Live Painting

You can spot Angry Woebots signing Dorothy‘s Three Apples Art Book off to the left…

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Peekaboo Monster Live Painting and Angrey Woebots Signing Art Book

Wowowow, right!? I would imagine it being pretty difficult to paint in front a of an audience…

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Peekaboo Monster Live Painting

I got to meet fellow Hello Kitty Junkie AND Graphic Designer *Sabrina*

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Sabrina

Bellerina & Co.

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Bellerina and Co.

The super awesome silkscreen t-shirt thingy… This was complete awesome-ness! You paid $20 cash and you received a t-shirt with up to three screens printed on it! Here are the six designs you could choose from:

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Silkscreen Designs

Screens:

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Silkscreens

Line of peeps who waited (up to two hours!?) in order to get their one of a kind silkscreened Three Apples t-shirt…

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Silkscreen T-Shirt Line

Some sample screens to test the ink and pressure… The red scared me… o_O

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Silkscreen Tests

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Silkscreen Tests

Jenna and I were super excited about the available designs! Photo by: Sarah M Golonka Btw, that is Plasticgod in the black hat behind Jenna! n_~

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Me and Jenna - Photography by Sarah M Golonka

That is my t-shirt!!! I was in love with 64 Colors, Buff Monster and Crowded Teeth! Actually, I really liked Plasticgod‘s Lady GaGa design too — that would have been the fourth screen if I could have!

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Silkscreen T-Shirt -- *Mine*

I saw Jeanne! How is she always this cute!? @_@

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Jeanne

I got a photo with the kawaii lolita girls! @_@ I am pretty sure that the panda-hat-wearing Julie is THE KAWAII-EST doll ever! Yes — doll! n_n She is always, I mean *ALWAYS* freaking’ adorable!

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Kawaii Lolitas

So happy I got to meet Pop (such a hottie) and Ash (super cool guy) — they bought a few Buff Monster panels for their Sahbu Shabu restaurant which is scheduled to be open soon! ;P

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Pop and Ash

And it was a real pleasure to meet the artists who had works up on display! I was soooo happy! You know how you feel at the end of the school year when you go around to all your friends with your yearbook and have them sign it!? Kinda silly, right? But I promise it was SOOO MUCH FUN!!! If you do not believe me, ask Bellerina and Jenna and Dorothy and Angela!? ;D

I <3 *Mari*!!! Photo by: Sarah M Golonka

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Mari Inukai - Photography by Sarah M Golonka

Thomas Han

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Artist Thomas Han

Ahhh I *love* Luke Chueh! <3 The only way to not love his work is to be blind! o_O His “Hello, Kitty” print is still available… n_n

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Artists Luke Cheuh

Simone and Buff Monster! @_@

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Artists Simone Legno tokidoki and Buff Monster

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Artists Simone Legno tokidoki and Buff Monster

Check out the canvas filled with Three Apples artists’ signature styles! Can you spot a few artists!? I was kinda sad when I studied this because I noticed Crowded Teeth had been there — but I did not get to meet her! :'(

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Live Painting by All Artists

Many props to the artists who participated in the live painting sessions:  Peekaboo Monster (right), Angry Woebots (middle) and Camilla d’Erricco (left). <3 <3 <3 These were silently auctioned off during the night…

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Live Painting by Angry Woebots

My fellow Hello Kitty Junkie Mimi came down from the Bay Area with her husband! It was so amazing to meet her in person — I just wish she came earlier! n_n

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Mimi

The amazing Misha!

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Artist Misha

Misha‘s “Hello Venus” is one of my *faves* from the show — hard not to have a few *faves* since so much of the artwork was a-maaazing! n_~ She obviously knows about Art History and Botticelli and The Birth of Venus — she should totally be an Art History professor! Seriously, wouldn’t that be interesting? I know I would not have fallen asleep as much as I did back in the day when I was in school!

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples "Hello Venus" by Misha

After I talked to Misha, I have to move “Hello Bast” into my *faves* category too! I just really love that she incorporated other Sanrio characters in this piece… Can you spot Kuromi? Keroppi? My Melody? Who else!? n_~

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples "Hello Bast" by Misha

My new friends Stephanie and Robyn! They are both kawaii, neh? n_n

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Stephanie and Robyn

I *heart* Simone and I told him! I am just sad that I forgot to tell him I was wearing the über kawaii pink puffy sleeved Donutella Kitty t-shirt! o_O I must have been too excited!!!

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with tokidoki's Simone Legno

Camilla d’Erricco <3 She was incredibly sweet! And her painting was one of my *faves* from the show… Like I get anxious because I did not buy her “Hello My Kitty Land” print and it is still available! What to do… What to do!? o_O

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples with Artist Camilla d'Errico

This was what she created during her live painting session… It was auctioned off and I know the girlie who won it! *jelly*

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Three Apples Camilla d'Errico Live Painting

Hmmm… I am probably leaving out a lot (although it does not feel like it)… If you have not already, please read Bellerina’s 3 Apples – Day 6 “Artists Party” because she is awesome! n_n

For images of most of the artwork, please view Three Apples Art Exhibit — looks like all the photos are up. For the official Sarah M Golonka photos of Three Apples Artists Day >>> CLICK HERE!!! If you would like to purchase any Three Apples artwork, you can do so through JapanLA!

Hello Kitty Halloween, Birthday & Prius… Wait, Did I Say Prius!?!?!

Oooh boy! I really hate being super late! >_< I am the type of person that might just completely shut down and not speak to anybody when I am so behind… Not the most ideal way to handle situations. o_O I have been working really hard so I can earn $$$$$ for my Taiwan trip at the end of the year (which is creeping up very fast). Aaand, I went to Three Apples just about every chance I could!

On Halloween, I stopped by JapanLA to take some photos (have you seen them yet? Just posted this and this) and to hang out with some of the kawaii plushies…

Halloween Hello Kitty Plush at JapanLA

I was pretty happy when Misha (one of the über talented Three Apples artists) walked in with her husband! I was even happier when she let me take a photo of her modeling her Hello Kitty lotion. n_n

Artist Misha at JapanLA on Halloween

I headed on over to Royal T… I helped decorate Kitty’s house for Halloween the previous night… Pretty spooky, right? I worked on a little part of the spider webs and added some creepy crawlers… I wish I came up with the idea of wrapping Kitty-chan up like a mummy tho! That was the *cutest* idea and it was executed very nicely by Supa Dave! Here is Jordan and mummy Kitty…

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Halloween

I was sneaking around the pumpkin patch so I could pose with the kawaii kitties.  I was supposed to be Alice in Wonderland btw… n_n

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Halloween

Look how kawaii Jamie is in her Gachapin costume! @_@ I only knew who Gachapin was because of the collaboration between Hello Kitty and Gachapin and Mukku! My photo with Jamie and Jordan

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Halloween

My Three Apples buddies — the sexy girls who were working the cutest most awesome-est pop-up shop ever!

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Halloween

I did not stay at Royal T too long that night because I already made plans to check out the WeHo parade… And I wanted to make sure I would have enough energy for Kitty’s big day…

Happy Birthday Kitty-chan!

I tried to get to Royal T early… That did not happen. o_O I have a small problem with procrastination… And by small I mean pretty big! >_< I know I should plan things better, but somehow decisions are made up until the last possible minute. For example, I had a Bday card I wanted to make for Miss Hello Kitty but I did not buy the materials until the morning of her special day! Maybe I just like to add unnecessary pressure to myself? I stopped by Target on the way and this is how it turned out…

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Birthday Card

This card included all the “words from our heart” that us Junkies wrote down during the Meet-up!

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Birthday Card

LA Ladies Choir graced everybody with a few songs…

Sanrio Three Apples Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary Birthday Chior

LA Ladies Choir sings Happy Birthday to Hello Kitty from helloflux on Vimeo.

Click there for some awesome photos >>> Hello Kitty’s Birthday Party Nov. 1 <<< So bummed that I did not get my photo taken! What in the world was I doing??? o_O Flux was also able to capture some amazing moments from Hello Kitty’s Official Birthday Party! *I believe these were shot by the lovely and talented Sarah M. Golonka!*

Hello Kitty Prius

This kittified car sighting had to be one of the most memorable things that happened on Kitty’s Bday! Jamie asked if I saw the Hello Kitty Prius… My response, “WHAT!? WHERE!?” @_@ I followed her out the back with my camera and you know the rest…

Shella's Hello Kitty Prius at Three Apples on Kitty's Birthday

Kawaii overload in the back! These plushies are the perfect company for any ride you must take… *Especially the HUGE one* and yes, I am *jelly* (I later found out that the owner got it through a seller on craigslist)! o_O

Shella's Hello Kitty Prius at Three Apples on Kitty's Birthday

The car seat covers! I want! I want! n_n

Shella's Hello Kitty Prius at Three Apples on Kitty's Birthday

The ear muffs are hanging from the rear-view mirror… Just in case it gets cold? After all, the owner is from NorCal. n_~

Shella's Hello Kitty Prius at Three Apples on Kitty's Birthday

So many cute little details! I adore how a tiny Hello Kitty is sitting in a cup holder… Like she is along for the ride too…

Shella's Hello Kitty Prius at Three Apples on Kitty's Birthday

What Junkie wouldn’t want this ride as her (or his n_~) daily commuter!?

Shella's Hello Kitty Prius at Three Apples on Kitty's Birthday

I was so happy I got to meet the owner of the car — Shella! Of course, we had to pose for a photo in front of her kawaii ride! This was after an hour (I don’t remember how long I talked to her and her boyfriend for)… They were a very sweet couple tho! Her boyfriend took the picture for us — not sure why he didn’t want to be in it! n_~

Shella's Hello Kitty Prius at Three Apples on Kitty's Birthday

Ahhh! More Hello Kitty overload to come — please stay tuned! @_@ As always, domo arigato for reading. n_n

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