Monday, November 29, 2010

love and loss

So you know how my dog was diagnosed with cancer in early August?
Yesterday, she was really suffering and coming to the end of her life, so we had to put her down.
That was one of the hardest things I have had to go through.
I've had her since I was 6, so she's been my canine companion for most of my life. I know this sounds silly and cliche, but she was like a sister to me.
I seriously don't want to be at home because it reminds me of her. But don't worry, I'm not as depressed as this blog entry sounds. ;)
This is just a rough patch in my life, and she will always be a part of me and my artwork.
-Mika Elan
P.S: Mika is actually the name of my dog ♥

Friday, November 26, 2010

magic luck friendship ♥

Wow. It's been a looooong time.

Ok, so as you might or might not know, I love kidrobot. This store contains not just its own merchandise, but also numerous other artistic toys, clothing, bags, and books. One of these other labels is Friends With You.
FWY is an amazing company. The Miami-based artists that created this brand have done an outstanding job promoting Friends With You through toys, art, apparel, film, and events. If only I could go to Miami and see Rainbow City, an art installation in Miami's Design District, or go to Taiwan to see the massive Field of Dreams art piece on the side of a building in the city of Taipei.

Rainbow City in Miami, Florida
Field of Dreams in Taipei, Taiwan
And to show how much I love this brand, I even have my very own Malfi toy. ;)
Here's the link (again):

Sunday, November 14, 2010

passion for fashion

Haven't blogged in a while. :(
In other news, the season finale of Project Runway was so disappointing. It was clearly obvious who the TRUE winner should have been! *cough* Mondo *cough*

I loved Mondo's collection the best out of the three, but alas he didn't win. In fact, the judges were split with their opinions. Ultimately, Gretchen won with her bohemian style clothing (shown below).
In other fashion news, I found another awesome website called Garmz. On this site, aspiring designers can show they're fashion sketches and hopefully rack up points from other designers. When the design gets a lot of hype, it is the considered to be made into an actual garment, and it will eventually be sold on the website.
Of course I have an account on there:
If you join, please vote for my design! ;)