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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: