Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SUPER SQUISHY kitten paw key cap from Japan!

This key cap was a gift from my friend Satoko (who is also responsible for my Japanese name: Nekoyama!) While she was visiting Tokyo late summer she spotted a capsule toy machine (gashapon) and immediately knew how much I would love a squishy cat paw key cap souvenir!!!
This is Satoko's umbrella shop site with the most amazing umbrellas you have ever seen:http://www.pareumbrella.com/store/default.aspx

Alpaca Sunday In Washington state

How cute are alpacas!? The CUTEST! :)
If you like them too, you can see more photos I took here:

Did you know that "alpaca fiber is classified as a rare specialty fiber and that it is five times warmer than sheep’s wool and more luxurious than cashmere! " This is the farm's website:

Monday, August 18, 2008

KittenChops interview in Precious Magazine (in Japan! :) "Life is so Precious"

This is the article above and the magazine cover below:

The interview questions I still remember were:

-What do you have in your purse that you do not leave home without? Toothbrush.
- Do you have a lucky charm? No.
-What is the best thing you did in your twenties? Discover/get on track with my graphic design career.
-What is the best compliment someone can give you about your work?
makes them happy!

As far as the rest goes, I hope you have reading knowledge of Japanese and can read it yourself :)

Photography by the super amazing Rodrogo de Maideros. http://www.ratedr.rodrigod.com/

Monday, July 21, 2008

New illustration, see the inspiration :)

This is a promo illustration I have recently made for a company making baby slings. And below is my blond bebe and mama photo from a long time ago.... :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Icon 5 Illustration conference Wall

At the Icon conference in NYC there was a huge wall/board space where you could just stop by and draw/paint anything. This was my ("whipped cream kitteh") and Suzie Roo's ("Lucy") contribution. Single arm stand girl is by Fernanda Cohen. Elephant by Christine Ohara Hale .

Jeff Koons sculptures in NYC

This is "Sacred Heart", "Balloon Dog" and "Coloring Book" by Jeff Koons, on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum's rooftop garden in NYC. (Gorgeous views of Manhattan and Central Park in the background). I just saw these sculptures during my MET visit in NYC while attending the Icon 5 illustration conference. Supercool and very inspiring!

Saturday, May 31, 2008


My wish for you/the sentiment inside the card (to be read in a cute singsong voice): "May you be as happy as a fresh strawberry on the kitten cake of life." xoxoxo! ^..^

Monday, April 28, 2008

Spring color energy!

This weekend I have visited the tulip fields by Mount Vernon in WA. The colors and the beauty of the flowers was delightful! See more pictures here: http://www.kittenchops.com/tulipweb/index.htm

Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Tasty flavors from 3400 Phinney Chocolates!

Check out these yummy treats! Hazelnut crunch is so tasty... and Fig fennel is elegantly flirty!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Illustrations for the Art with Heart "Art Buddy" Book

I have just finished creating illustrations for the "Art Buddy" manual , which will teach creatives how to use their talent to give back to their community. This manual will encourage even more adults to take an active part in helping under-served children." Find out more, see if you would like to participate as well: