So today I received very rare high quality crepe paper from Mexico! It’s beautiful and I cant wait to start using it! I’m so excited about the anime expo, and creating more “pinata coin banks” I think I have to come up with a better term for my new inventions but anyways The main reason for this post is the free give away announcement!
There Will Be Ongoing Contests and Free Gifts All Year!
Prizes and Gifts will be:
- Anime Chibi Sen Prints
- Pinata Coin Banks
- Hand Made Beanies
- Authentic Artesenia from Coyoacan
- Hand Made Origami Notes
- and more…..
I’m extremely excited because we will be start shipping world wide! The contest prizes will be listed on Etsy,and all rules and contest announcements will be posted here on the Anime Chibi Sen WordPress blog.
The First Contest Is to Celebrate Graduation!!!!!!
I will post the prize, and rules, on Saturday June 2, 2012.
Plus for a sneak peek of the latest Anime Chibi Sen Coin Banks I just finished taking this picture for you all:
Today was exhausting but I didn’t forget to do the daily vlog. It’s day 24 now and I’m progressing faster than ever expected! My dad helped me out with a lot of including the best of the best paper in the world. I kept the vlog a little short though becuase I am a bit tired tonight. ^_^
So I’m late on the video posting today but I will be posting up all the new pinata banks on the etsy store this weekend!!!!!! Also I will be making prints of the new anime chibisen characters! The zazzle store will be featuring all new designs. I will keep you all updated with upcoming sales and promotions!
Also I just received circle lenses in the mail today! I will be doing a video on them once I soak them in the solution i just bought for 8 hours! Be careful with your lenses! Proper eye care is important.
So I just finished another concept design for the new kitty coin banks I’m going to be doing. I know I have a lot of pictures to still upload! I desperately need to invest in a good camera! I wonder how much they cost? I guess until them I’ll just have to use my iPad until then. Here’s the new sketches final pic!
So I know I have a lot of pictures to take and I haven’t updating my blog in awhile! I’ve just been so busy with finals and trying to finish these all up that I found myself not having enough time in the days! I have over 30 more pictures That Im going to upload! Next steps on my to do list
- Finish studied for finals
- Write a 1500 research paper
- Take care of my financial aid
- Take care of My VA Benefits
- Drill holes in 10 more piggy banks
- Dress and decorate the last 10 piggy banks
- Print out eyes for the new coin banks
- Make tutorials for origami pouches
- Take Final Pictures
- Find Correct Package For the banks
- Make Master Mold of new Animal Piggy Banks
- Work on business cards
- List Pinata Banks on Etsy
- and more…
So yes I have a lot to do still ! wish me luck !
I Dressed 10 more “pinata coin banks”and its really late now I just had to make sure that I got what I wanted to get done today! I keep on getting faster and better! Not only that but New Ideas Keep popping in my head for new piggy banks! I started really late today but I at least wanted to finish 10. Originally I had planned to do 20 today but I had to drop some of at my aunts house so I was busy preparing everything for her. it used to take me 60 minutes to dress to 40 to 30 and now 17 minutes to finish one! I keep on getting faster at it but I really am progressing. Now I never take more than 20 mins to finish one. I am almost done with all of them already and have a lot of pictures to post!
My next set will feature little backpacks! I’m really excited to start on the new details! I have to go to sleep now so Im going to keep this post kinda shirt, but overall today was a productive day so I feel content.
So I just had to take my real estate final So I didn’t get to work on make more “pinata banks” but yesterday I made sure to finish all ten that I had dressed. It’s about to be midnight already! I have around 38 days left before the anime expo and around 37 done! So My new goal is to finish at least 20 in a day! I can definitely pull it off I just need to wake up early! Its finals week and I’m debating whether or not I should go to summer school.
Anyways I made these really cute origami pocket envelopes for the “pinata banks” to hold money! I’ll do a tutorial ! I’m sooo excited on how well they came out! I am so happy that I was able to create something I love So much! It’s Insane! I have made origami for years and I finally got to put it to good use! If I can make my business grow I would die happy becoming a millionaire by making these “pinata banks” I really adore how they came out in the end! To me they are perfect right now but I know that as I make more they will continue to get better and better. I’m no where near almost completing my complete vision for this business! I still have a lot of characters that I can’t make yet because I need to make molds for different basic body shapes
I’m going to be making different body shapes so I can make:
- male figurines
- female figurines
- zoo animal figures
- cute big head figures
Also some more custom work In the future but they all will be dressed like a Pinata to really set it apart from everything else out there. I also want to make clothes for them so you can change their look, Just small accessories , growing up I had paper dolls and i want to take this same concept but transfer it to these Pinata banks I’m making! I’m really anxious to start on the Anime Chibi Sen Link Character I made! Seriously this is like a dream ! I get stressed when I have to wait before I can actually establish myself more in order to start these projects but so far so good!
So today I :
- drilled a bunch of holes into more piggy banks,
- mopped my loving room floor and kitchen extra clean,
- washed a sink full of dishes, swept several times,
- cleaned up the mess of drilling all the holes,
- Registered for classes
- Sent an Email to the Anime Expo
- started cutting,and organizing all the tissue paper I have so I can prepare to dress a lot at once.
- and made a vlog of one of my favorite scenes of all time
It was a pretty productive day but I’m far from finished T T
I had to stop drilling the holes because I had to charge my drill some more but I’m more than half ways done. I also have to continue cutting a whole bunch of paper. I bought this fishing box thing from Wall-Mart that I’m using because it has all these compartments. Honestly cutting the paper can be so time consuming so I just want to have the paper pre cut for at least a hundred. So far so good. I’ll show you a pic of how I organized it all but for me the more organized the better! I can’t stand leaving my work space a mess.
But anyways when I get stressed out its definitely a good time to listen to some good music. That’s why I wanted to show you this one song that they used in this one show I like. Its the best.
So I woke up today pretty depressed because my to do list is so intimidating but I’m doing my best to hang in there. I fished one
of these little guys today. I started implementing different techniques.
Im going to keep today post short because I am so tired. I’ll write more about my hectic schedule tomorrow and add the link to this post of the latest video in an hour. I love you all and goodnight.
So my husband made a tutorial for you all! He’s the best! I’m so grateful for all the help and support he has given me with this Anime Expo event. I wasn’t sure if I was going to have any product to take and was very worried about just loosing over a grand on the spot. A booth at the exhibitors section of the Anime Expo is non refundable after a certain date, so If your not prepared you pretty much loose over a grand that you had to pay.
It took a lot of research and creativeness to be able to come up with the concept and designs I’ve been creating. It wasn’t just an overnight idea, it evolved over time by a series of events. Originally I only got that spot so we could take pinatas, but I wanted to make some of my own creations as well just in case we didn’t have enough product.
Over 100,000 people attended the anime expo this year and I knew that we would face possibly selling out on the first day. That’s when I started drawing, creating characters, and then my need to create something people could use in there everyday life grew on me. I myself had trouble finding a piggy bank, so I just made one out of a cardboard box, but it’s just dreadful. It’s an eyesore in terms of adding value to the room.
I’m a big interior design lover so I decided to create a coin bank that I would love. I decided to still keep the culture of my families pinata making background in my creation because it really is what sets my designs a apart from everyone else. I have never seen Pinata coin banks at the anime expo or anywhere else on the internet for that matter. It’s a completely original idea based on the origin of pinatas.
They were originally made from clay but over time cardboard and staples started to take over. So I really just went back to the pinatas roots to bring back the high quality durability of the clay into the design. Not only that but I turned it into something that can be kept, used, loved, and add value to any room everyday as a unique one of a kind art piece.
So Today I was super bummed out because I have all this homework and things on my to do list but I tried my best to get some work done today. First think I did when I woke up was make the video and get ready to leave to school. Its already going to be eleven right now and I didn’t get to finish as many as I wanted to at all! That means that tomorrow I have to do double work but I’m ready.
I was really rushing it with this video because I had to take the bus to school! You wouldn’t believe how crazy that bus ride was! There was this homeless women whose name was Linda that was at my bus stop. She ended up taking the last of my change because she was really desperate and I was just like awe no! I just let her though because I thought that maybe I would get lucky and the next bus driver would let me on.
Unfortunately it was the 745 bus driver that’s always stingy, last time I paid for someone else to get on the bus because he wouldn’t let her get on. I explained to him what happened and that I was late to school but he was just said sorry and that he cant. So I had to get off the bus in downtown and ask someone for change. Everyone there looked pretty penniless so finding someone was definitely not easy, not only that but by the time I got change I then had to find a bus to get to trade tech!
Hectic day but it was so fun in the end I made it to class 10 minutes late and we got out early so I was finally able to play the piano in the cafeteria. It was the best, but I am really rusty! I need to practice more for sure.