Kawaii Die-Cut Original Character Mascot Sticker Packs

Hi family and friends!

Our Art Shop is OPEN for business.

Shop with us and show your support with some LIPS kawaii original characters, including our kawaii kitty mascot. ^.^

Nakayoshimashou ne!
πŸŽ¨β˜€οΈπŸŒˆπŸ’—πŸ’•βœ¨

LIPS Lucky Cat Mascot OC Sticker Pack

LIPS Nakayoshi Friends OC Sticker Pack

Little INKPLAY Shop Turns ONE! Happy Anniversary

Hi friends and family!

And happy FriYAY!

On June 12, Little INKPLAY Shop turned one (1)!

Gomen nasai that I am days late with this, but life has been happening.

Regardless, I didn’t want the month to go by without saying THANK YOU!

Without you my dreams of owning my own kawaii tattoo creative space & culture hub wouldn’t be possible.

Far beyond tattooing, LIPS’ first year has been insanely inspiring. SoΒ I’ve gathered some highlights of small goals and milestones that you all have helped the studio achieve … in only it’s first year! <3

Stick around and tell me (in the comments section) what you’d like to see more of or look forward. And don’t forget to join our kawaii community – DC KawaiiStyle.

Enjoy~

🌸Art

One of my goals in my private space, is to get stronger at my art game.

From sneakers to wood and regularly on skin, I am blessed to be able to create on many fluid canvases. Now to put them all together and #createEVERYDAY!

References | Illustration・Paintings・Installations・DIY

captured by Gertie Gerbre Photography
a bundle of ideas + branding

Brush pens + liners are my love, which I use for all traditional art.

In case you’re interested,Β my toolsΒ are public so that we can learn & create together, one day soon!

ornamental kawaii lucky cat + daruma-chan

Be My Valentine Kawaii Kokeshi OC + creative process

from #INKtober 2016
and more with my kawaii mascot, Ippie-chan ^.^

Ippie-chan stickers coming down the pipeline soon! ^.^

personal branding things for my blog

they’re also kawaii kokeshi (free) adoptables. grab ’em here ~

started making some fun & cool teaching material for future workshops

and who could forget about kawaii journaling

more kawaii branding + logo work

and my first release of hand made stickers now available in the art shop ~

last but not least, meet Zaza & Izzy OC’s for a super sweet book project I’ll illustrate across the pond, in Japan ^.^

🌸Kawaii in da Hood + Other Art Outreach

LIPS isn’t just a studio and creative space, but it is also an EMPOWERING kawaii culture hub.

Through our kawaii community, DC KawaiiStyle and arts outreach program, Kawaii in da Hood we strive daily to uphold the studio’s mission and goals.

References | Learn More・Event Reports

sample class with a regular art student
kawaii + kakkoii art party
drawing practice + custom Pokemon playing cards

DIY girls bows workshop fun

Do the Doodle workshop fundraiser

kawaii photo booth action at Sakura Matsuri

presenting the art of kawaii + creativity at EL Haynes’ Wellness Day
prepped for my Do the (sticker) Doodle session with students πŸ™‚
happy kawaii journal pages!

Creator Con with fellow otaku creatives

well … our first year of outreach was intense!

🌸Studio Friends

Little INKPLAY Shop would not come alive without the love, care and support of our family, friends and customers.


THANK YOU for believing in the mission of Little INKPLAY Shop and cheers to another year of kawaii + creativity builds.

Don’t forget toΒ comment what you’d like to see more of or look forward. And join our kawaii community – DC KawaiiStyle.

DC KawaiiStyle’s Spring Hanami Kawaii Meet-Up + Hang Out

Hi everyone!

We are getting ready for our annual spring hanami!

{Event Mechanics}

Spring has officially SPRUNG!

Please join DC KawaiiStyle on Sunday, April 2 as we welcome spring in true kawaii fashion.

Come in your finest J-fashion or comfortable spring-inspired attire while we fellowship over bento, beverages, and everything else in between β™₯

As this is a picnic, please be sure to bring a blanket or something to lay out over the ground as there will not be traditional seating available.

Also, please feel free to bring a bento for yourself and other snacks for others. Sharing is caring and always appreciated but not required.

This is sure to be a fun-filled event for all ages so invite your friends and family and we’ll see you there!

*This event is rain or shine and location will be adjusted in case of rain*

RSVP here to join us ~

(art and info graphics by Little Miss Paintbrush | Japan Lover Me family)





Celebrate Sakura Season with Little INKPLAY Shop

Hi everyone!

It’s Cherry Blossom season and we want to celebrate with you!

Join us the next few weeks for loads of fun – both in person and online. πŸ™‚

🌸A Few Things to Look Forward To

Mark your calendars!
Hopefully with this brief history of DC and cherry blossoms, you’ll come to love Cherry Blossom season as much as we do!


4/10 (Monday) our online art exhibit launches
and if you need help, there will be a quick guide of things to do in DC, available soon! <3
We can’t wait to celebrate spring with you!