February Favorites

February Favorites

February 05, 2018

Starting a theme of the month! This month's theme is Favorites. From care packages to digital tools, we'll be sharing our favorites with you. Read on for a preview of what's to come!

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MBR 2018: Themes + Inspirational Quotes for the Year

MBR 2018: Themes + Inspirational Quotes for the Year

January 08, 2018

Focus, Nuance, Perspective, and more — here are our themes for the year and a selection of inspirational quotes for each.

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2018! What We’re Up To + Thoughts on Focus

2018! What We’re Up To + Thoughts on Focus

January 08, 2018

What we’ve been up to, where we’re headed, and our focuses to set the tone for the year.

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Let's Go Explore: Our First Book + Kickstarter!!

Let's Go Explore: Our First Book + Kickstarter!!

November 08, 2017

All about the story and process behind Let's Go Explore, along with previews of our first ever Kickstarter campaign! Come join the adventure :D

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Mimoshop: Recap +Tips From First Craft Fair

Mimoshop: Recap +Tips From First Craft Fair

July 21, 2017

Recap from Mimochai's first maker/craft fair, Renegade LA! Five things I learned from my experience, plus handy checklists and tips.

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Custom Book: The Dreamer

Custom Book: The Dreamer

June 29, 2017

My latest custom storybook. Not only was it an international endeavor (it's in Dutch!), it's also wonderfully timely for Pride Month. I'm happy to share it with you.

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Story Series: Let's Go Explore

Story Series: Let's Go Explore

May 21, 2017

All about the new 'live story series': what it is, how it works, why I'm doing it :)

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New Site, New Shop, New Stories

New Site, New Shop, New Stories

May 17, 2017

The full site refresh is finally live! Read on for details on the redesign process and all the new things in Look, Shop and Learn.

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Mimoshop is Open!

Mimoshop is Open!

May 17, 2017

See all the new prints, notebooks and more on the shop, plus a little greeting from Ao :)

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Site Soft Launch!

Site Soft Launch!

May 07, 2017

After two months of combing through and redesigning the site, the full site update will officially launch next week. I can't wait to show you :D

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"In My World" Book | Story + Process + Published!

February 24, 2017

I've been waiting so long to talk about this! "In My World" started off as a custom project that grew into an official book :D It's about a child with autism, but not in the sense you'd expect. Read on to see the full spreads, backstory and illustration process.

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New Emme+HSC Space Wallpaper

New Emme+HSC Space Wallpaper

February 24, 2017

In celebration of finally posting about In My World, I made a new free wallpaper to share with you! Find them on the Digital Downloads page here. More details in the post.

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Sticker Skillshare Class + New

Sticker Skillshare Class + New "Learn" Section

February 07, 2017

My second Skillshare class is now live, and it's free to enroll this first week :) I've also finally created a section on this site with learning resources for drawing and illustration! It's going to be continuously updated as I create and find more helpful content.

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Chat Stickers! Now on LINE and iMessage

Chat Stickers! Now on LINE and iMessage

February 06, 2017

Chat stickers are live!! They're available on LINE and the iMessage App Store. You can click these links to be taken directly to the app page :) Over 30 snarky and sweet stickers (and just $1). Read on for more info.

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Why Skillshare?

Why Skillshare?

February 06, 2017

Here's my top four reasons why I like Skillshare the most out of all the online learning platforms, plus some additional thoughts and tips for self-learners out there!

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Chat Stickers 101

Chat Stickers 101

January 24, 2017

Don't get what stickers are or how to use them... or why you should use them? That's ok! Here's my 101 to help explain why stickers are not just fun, but important.

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Free Wallpapers! + What's In Store for 2017

Free Wallpapers! + What's In Store for 2017

January 06, 2017

Happy new year! I hope yours is off to a good start. A few updates from me: free phone wallpapers and what's coming in the next month. Bonus: where you can find this EPIC phone mockup I stumbled across :D

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'Seasons' Process: A Digital Zine

'Seasons' Process: A Digital Zine

December 21, 2016

Heyy it's my first digital process zine :) As you can tell from my blog posts, I like sharing my thoughts and tips behind my projects. I thought a zine would be a good format for this one since there was more content. It includes a bunch of sketches, setup, tips and more. Click through to learn more (plus a bonus tip on exporting PDFs).

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The 2017 MBR Calendar

The 2017 MBR Calendar

December 20, 2016

[Update 12/27: The calendar order period is now closed! Thank you so much for making this year bigger than ever, and for the many sweet notes I saw in the orders. I am truly grateful.]  Yay the 2017 MBR Calendar Order Week is here! Available through 12/26 only. Includes a free digital version this year :D Preview all of them in this blog post.

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2016 Holiday Card: Free Download

2016 Holiday Card: Free Download

November 27, 2016

As a little thank you, this year's holiday card is a free digital download. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season :)

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Site Updates Galore + Holiday Sale

Site Updates Galore + Holiday Sale

November 26, 2016

New picture galleries (finally!), new art, holiday sale, refreshed blog and more. Here's all that's been updated on the site, and a preview of what's to come (including, yes, the 2017 calendar). Yay!

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New Art: About 'Seasons'

New Art: About 'Seasons'

November 26, 2016

It all started with this line: "You can cut all the flowers, but spring will still come." A set of drawings that explore the natural phases and cycles in life. 

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Gift With Purchase: 'Summer Night'

Gift With Purchase: 'Summer Night'

November 25, 2016

Purchase any item from the Seasons collection and receive a free special edition luxe print of 'Summer Night.' While supplies last, no code necessary.

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Custom Work: 'Urbana' Custom Story Book

Custom Work: 'Urbana' Custom Story Book

August 26, 2016

Finished my second custom book! Made for a wedding gift, it's a couple's relationship story told through a series of video game tropes. From old school Final Fantasy to Super Mario, got to bring in a lot of childhood nostalgia :) More on backstory and process in the post.

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