Journal peek: July 2016

I’ve been having “such fun” (as Miranda’s mother is fond of saying–have you watched the Miranda series? I want to be her when I grow up) with my midori traveler’s company journals.

I am influenced by the many comics and books I’ve been devouring like a madperson recently and I was a bit concerned that reading would take a chunk of time from making art but am pleased to report that it’s feeding each other. I read more and listen to more music, I make more art. Or maybe I’m just more relaxed lately.

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This last one is inspired by my idol Frannerd 🙂

Childhood obsessions

I have so many obsessions as a kid: cartoons (particularly jem and the holograms, rainbow brite and sailor moon), stationery and ya paperbacks, collecting letters and writing to penpals,  collecting stickers etc. Etc.

I recently found evidence of my obsessions when I was looking for something else. Haha.

Here they are, from 1999:

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I realized I drew what I loved the most at that moment, and back then I loved the rugrats and maybe Quinn? Heh. That Sailor moon drawing pad is filled with copied sanrio characters lols.

My fave local writer back then was Jessica Zafra. Loved her writing style and sense of humor and wit. Loved it so much I cut out her column from the newspaper for 2 or more years since 1997:

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P.s. I am still addicted to stickers and stationery and cutting things I love from newspapers and magazines. 🙂