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@mimochai

Live In Wonder | Creating stories & gifts for all ages✨ An illustrated world by @mimizchao 🌱 LGE coming April πŸ“š Look, shop and learn with us πŸš€:

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β€˜I have a dream...’ ✨☁️ a little animated gif for today πŸ’› #illustration #hamstarcat
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Reading, studying, drawing... Here’s to the quiet times together πŸ“šπŸ“ // A little sketch peek for the LGE bonus spread ^^ goodnight πŸ’« #illustration
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High spirits πŸŽ‰πŸ’›πŸ’› Hope your 2018 is off to a great start! Sorry it’s been a bit quiet but actually it doesn’t feel quiet here at all- been in super planning mode 😑 Took some time today to post about what I learned in 2017, what we’re most excited to share with you in 2018, and my thoughts on direction and focus. Blog link in profile 🐰 More soon πŸ’› // (PS Giveaway ✨ win this print! I like hearing what other people are excited about. Leave a comment with what you’re looking forward to this year (could be a resolution, but doesn’t have to be. Could be like a video game coming haha we got a Switch!). I’ll randomly pick a winner by the end of tmrw 1/9 and ship it to you🚒🐰) #illustration #hamstarcat
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Rushing towards the new year like... πŸ‘‰ // Hope you guys are having a happy holiday season! β˜ƒοΈπŸ’› Been busy over here tying up the production items for LGE, including all the book expansions... the book is at almost 50 pages of drawings now 😱 This is one I envisioned as a wide shot since it was a square, really happy with how it turned out. So much more to come- excited for everything we’re planning to share with you next year! Til then, cheers to/pour one out for 2017 πŸ»πŸŽ‰ xx #illustration #digitalpainting #letsgoexplore
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Shipped out the last of the holiday orders today β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ„πŸ’› Makes me happy to have these little guys go off to new homes! Got to bring them out in person to some of our holiday markets too, it was so great seeing new people fall in love with the sprites 😭😍 Sigh I love the holidays.πŸŽ„βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨β˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸ˜Š (Thanks to @modern.artisan.marketplace @innercityarts @uniquemarkets for having usπŸ’›) #lasercut #mimosprites #mimostorylge
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A little peek at some of the ebook animation WIPs we’ve been busy with! So glad to have our Della on board to help bring these to life for you 😍😍😍 I’m trying to figure how to best share this kind of work BTS and our work process, it’s been totally interesting for me too 🐰 I’m like the girl’s expression all the time! Wwuuooowwwww πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ€© #animation #illustration #tippytoes
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Weeeee we did it!!! β€œOver the hill, turn one more bend”… this totally is how I felt the past few months. And now we came through! Such an amazing experience with all of you πŸ’›πŸ’› And now on to the epic task of production- thank you for hitting EIGHT stretch goals, even the ones I thought I was just making up for fun and would never hit T_T πŸ™ Oh and btw we’re now officially @Mimochai! πŸš€βœ¨It’s been starting to feel funny for me to keep referring to Mimochai as the illustration world but sounding like I’m talking about myself haha. And as you may have seen, we’re starting to grow a wonderful little team πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ So β€œwe” is legit and no longer refers to just me and my imaginary characters :p We have lots more to share- from our production process BTS to getting back on track to sharing new drawings. Yay cheers for now! 🍻πŸͺ -M
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Omg time is flying and there’s only ONE DAY left for our Kickstarter! We’re so close to our next stretch goal: an LGE-themed video tutorial πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŽ₯🎨 I’ll share my storyboarding approach and give a 101 to my basic digital painting process ^^ All backers Tier 2+ will have permanent free access to this tutorial πŸ–ŒπŸ”“ So pls help spread the word and hope we can make it happen! **UPDATE: we did it!!! Video tutorial is a go** πŸ™πŸ’›πŸ’› #letsgo #tutorial #storyboard #digitalpainting
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Busy prepping for holidays and @uniquemarkets this wknd, sooo happy with how these lasercut ornaments came out! β˜ƒοΈ They even have a naturally cozy woodsy scent 😍🌲 Getting them up on the site soon, stay tuned πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› (big thanks to @mulianja who helped me cut these and continues to make my dreams come trueee ^^) #uniquela #cantwait #comethru ✨
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Eek we are nearing $21k, I need to start sharing the new stretch goals! 😱😊 Thanks for all your feedback, I incorporated the most requested ones into my planned list, like sprite keychains and a video tutorial πŸ™‚ I’m personally super excited about the next one at $22k: it’s making the β€œebook”/digital story experience much more animated and interactive. Imagine the GIFs from the Kickstarter page but even more movement as you scroll thru the pages, and maybe things like when you find the sprites and tap on them, something happens✨✨! I love the idea of interactive storytelling with tech, and this would be so fun to explore πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Update 11/27: this goal is now unlocked!!! We doin it πŸ™πŸ™ #mimostorylge #illustration #interactivestorytelling (Thanks for turning my drawings into GIFs @happily.letter.after ^^)
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Besides Kickstarter, also been busy with holiday prepping... and look who showed up!!! These are the sprite #pins I asked you guys about a while ago, different from KS edition πŸ™‚ They’ll be up on the site by Dec 2, the same weekend as #UniqueLA! If you’re in LA, come throughβ€” they go all-out with booths, DIY craft areas, photo walls, murals, food/drink, general holidayness πŸ™‚ I’ve gone for years as a shopper and am excited we’re doing a booth this year for the first time ^^ but also can’t believe it’s almost December ahhh ok ttys β˜ƒοΈ
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Guys we did it!!! πŸ•πŸ•πŸŒ΅I am so beyond thrilled and excited and grateful and just endless OMG-ing. It really is more about the show of support and enthusiasm I feel from you guys that is making this such an awesome experience πŸ°πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Thank you so, so much. We’re well on our way to the FIFTH stretch goal now (I prepped this map pre-launch to slowly update, but it’s already almost obsolete😱). We want to start planning for fun additional stretch goals! Again all these things enhance your existing pledge for free. What are some stretch goals you’d be excited about? We’re thinking about things like a video tutorial, a keychain, a little coloring book, sprite sticky notes, etc. lmk, thanks and talk soon!! πŸš€βœ¨πŸŽ‰ #gifsfordays
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