Friday, May 28, 2010
Cute Happy Fun Time
I love my scanner. With a few clicks of the mouse, ephemera bits take on a new life. I love kawaii (cute) Japanese graphics, and so I save the packaging from Japanese products, including snacks, household goods and craft supplies.
This happy kitty was cropped from a scan of the logo for a packet of origami papers. I made the mosaic in Picnik, an online photo editing program. I love Picnik--I have the "premium" package ($25 a year) so I can keep photos I like to use again in my history. I doctored the colors on the kitty in Photoshop, then bumped the picture into Picnik.
We'll end with a scan featuring Japan's most famous kitty, Sanrio's, "Hello Kitty," shown here sipping tea in honor of the biscuits in the box. Although the biscuits are shaped like Hello Kitty and her family, she doesn't seem to mind. And she looks as young as ever, even though last year she celebrated her 35th birthday! What a kitty.