Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gung Hay Fat Choy y'all! Happy Year of the Dragon!

I know I'm a day late, but Happy Chinese New Year!

I sketched this guy a few weeks ago and decided he needed to come to life...a little late. This weekend I learned about the fun traditions to celebrate from my funny friend, Cindy (seriously funny, check out her blog!). We didn't pass out any red envelopes with money(maybe next year!), but we did enjoy the evening with some friends eating some delicious Chinese food and thinking about the rest of the year. Here's hoping for the BEST DRAGON YEAR EVER!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally! The ipad app is out there!


I'm so excited that I'm finally allowed to share what I've been working on for the past year! The Dressup Day with Misa Mouse and Friends, ipad app game is launching today! It was a lot of work and a lot of learning, but so fun to do. 

So the in the game, you unlock each costume treasure box to "win" or unlock each costume. Then you can dress up each character however you like and take them to the "puppet stage" to pretend play.  I think Pickles the Pup is my favorite character to dress. It was like a game itself coming up with the costume pieces for each character. It made me think about my Fashion Plates that I was obsessed with as a kid, but only way better! I always felt limited with those things. Man, if there were only iPads around back then.

My son really loves it. He only dresses Camo Cat up as a Cowboy though and takes him to the desert to stand on a cactus and giggle. It so cute to watch him make the characters talk to each other in their funny voices. He always makes me be a princess. I love dressing them up in different goofy outfits and that drives my 3 year old nuts, "NO! That princess dress doesn't go with the cowboy hat!" and then proceeds with the face palm.

It's now available on itunes, if you want to check it out (or buy it!). I really hope it does well. I really like it. Quacking Frog Productions put the game out and I'm so grateful that they chose me to help create such a fun project.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tomie de Paola Award Update

Check out the awesome winners of the contest here.
You can also see a lot of the submissions put together by Diandra Mae.  (So great that she took that on!) I love seeing them all together.