New Goodies, Pt.1 : BUST CRAFTACULAR

Nearly a year later and we are back on the blog with a catchup of what’s going on over at Merry Happy Studios. This is going to be another super visual post. 🙂

BUST 2013

Does this picture look familiar? It should because the previous blog post also started out with a pic similar to this. Once again Merry Happy Studios was showcasing our goods at the Bust Craftacular @ Maker Faire this year. We didn’t have any rain but it was a big dusty weekend. Either way it was fun and great seeing the reactions to our new products; especially from kids who are unrestricted with their emotions.

First in the new products list, which is not for kids but that didn’t stop them from exclaiming “We should get that for Daddy!”

Beer Bag

Adding to the line of Grandma tote bags, I debuted 2 new grandpa “drinks” totes. COFFEE + BEER. Yum.

I created a bunch of tiny gift-able items that kids could afford. Things like postcards, pin back buttons and stickers. ^_^





These were eaten up! So happy about that.

More pictures to come in a follow up post… Going to force myself to get back on track with this blog.

And finally wanted to mention that I launched a brand new web shop 1-2 months ago. Other than my etsy, you can now buy directly from

New Web shop Thanks for stopping by and being patient with my post!


February 2012

I recently brought a new camera. A Olympus E-Pen PM1 to be exact. I wanted to upgrade my point and shoot to something that will take crisper detailed pictures without the price and size of a DSLR. I’m liking it so far. The only down point to it is that the indoor shots are not that great. It has a red/yellow muted hue to it and still hard to fix in photoshop. In the daylight here are the results I got.

Reprinted these little guys because they were so popular.

Anything with a yellow tint seems hard to translate on this camera.

Parfait postcards. Did a bit of retouching to this pic.

So far these are all pictures of product shots I needed to take for my shop. I’m heading on out to China this coming April. Maybe I can share my beautiful pics then. And for those in the New York City area, I’ll be at the Spring Anime festival at NYU’s Polytech campus. Hope to see some familiar and new faces. I have a booth there as an artist and it will be my debut at a convention 🙂

Here’s some info

Spring Fest 2012
NYU’s Polytechnic University
March 10, 2012 10 A.M – 4:30 P.M
6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

and I would appreciate if you guys liked my facebook page. 🙂 Check it out here.


Ok so time’s come and gone and I’m now a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. WOOH!

So let me just add that little candid photo in there. None of that staged stuff. 😀 Look at my hair, it was a humid day and my hair poofed and became huge. Even the cap couldn’t hold it down.

I sat in horror looking at all my pictures, but oh well, I’ll get over it. As a matter of fact, I am over it.

So as I sit in my room that is filled with the warm tempature of 85 degrees while a small breeze blows in and I hear George Michael singing with the random tweeting of the birds outside, I totally wish I could be in a open top car driving through the country side. How Sweet would that be?

Now that’ I’ve graduated, I have to look towards working 9-5 now to support myself. And that dream of driving in the breeze is slowly disappearing. I mean, I don’t come from money, I can’t just drop everything and go on these trips much less dream of owning a open top car at the age of 21. So what do I do? I’ve been sitting at home watching old episodes of law and order while waiting for the post man to give me my mail. And just dream. Putting things off.

So finally today, I said no! Stop sitting around, BE PRODUCTIVE. So I did and did something.


I made packs of stickers and magnets. The magnets to go in my etsy shop.

The squid kid sticker packs I’m sending it off to Brasil for their annual sticker exhibition. I better get to it to, it’s ending on June 30 and I’ve already put it off since I got their invite in early April. The Procrastinator in me.

And I can’t wait to watch Pixar’s UP! It looks absolutely beautiful, magical and gorgeous.

P.S. Here’s my Sakura stamp, which I’m hoping to list by tonight