Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty

"...I love the design of Hello Kitty. Her face is nothing but a few lines and dots, yet it's instantly recognizable and utterly iconic. The creators have broken down the essence of a character to the barest minimum and that's what's made her one of the best known characters in the world."- James Turner

Hello Kitty is 40 today! I had such a fun time at Hello Kitty Con, I can't wait to go back next year. It made me appreciate what the characters symbolizes and a great community that believes in happiness through a cartoon. I had a chance to be interviewed on BBC, according to them, I'm a "super fan" ha! You can listen here. I'll be sorting out through the hundreds of photos I took, I can't believe I didn't go overboard on Instagram. I have no idea how I'm going to be cutting back on such cuteness overload, not a bad problem to have. This is artist Sean Knibb for The LINE Hotel (the "official" Hello Kitty hotel for the convention). These plushes were dip-dyed in a lavender and hand sewn to the comforter. Amazing!