What's the coolest thing we can hold onto as we grow up? (hint: it's not anything to do with 'mint condition' or Ebay) ... it's creative joy! Making marks without any hesitation!
And that's why I am heaps smitten over Tokyo artist Mogu Takahashi
I've heard people try to be mean about a drawing by saying 'Pff, I could have done that when I was like, three years old!'. But I think this is the biggest compliment! No-one makes happy marks like a three year old with a crayon can. But Mogu does it with the motor skills of a grown-up to boot!
Her happy little characters pop up on everything from handmade dog food jars, to funny little stuffed toys, even mandarins
! Ha! There's always a good time to be had on her Flickr
page or in her cute Etsy shop
... and you'll want to take a peek at her very nice scrapbooks
But first!... Get happy with the five doodles
that Mogu drew just for us. If ever Sunday Grins was an appropriate name for this Q&A, it is today!