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:
21 thoughts on “Artsy Wednesday: Animation”
This is absolutely awesome.
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!
Oh my goodness <3
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
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.
These are so cute!
this is incredibly adorable!
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.
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.
I loveeeeeeee this! It’s super super super cute! I love the black fluffy things! I want one!
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!
This is so friggin cute!
very cute! and I remember watching Sailor Moon 🙂
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!
You are so talented.. and patient.. and amazing!! I’m in awe!
MISSY IN THE MIRROR
Thank you! It took me hours, but I did it while studying, and I even ate dinner in the middle 😉
I wasn’t a princess child either LOL – so I would have loved these too, and your mani is absolutely perfect, I love it!!
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!