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A Danbo Paddy’s day

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'If you are lucky enough to be Irish, You are lucky enough'You're my cup of teaSt.Patrick got the snakes out of Ireland....Danbo gets the clover out of the garden!

A Danbo Paddy’s day, a set on Flickr.

Celebrating the day of green through Danbo! ‘If you are lucky enough to be Irish, You are lucky enough’

Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh! Happy Paddys Day everyone!

Via Flickr:
Proud to be Irish!

 

Creative beginnings

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So the new year is well and truly underway but I think I will start to blog some of my own personal favourite Danbo creations linking directly from my Flickr stream.

Since I got my second and bigger Danboard at Christmas I am finding myself even more inspired with my Danbo creations this year.
Ideas just’come to me’ now and having two little cardboard robots is actually making it easier to create.
I was worried that wouldn’t be the case, and undecided for most of last year about getting a second Danboard but now, I am without a doubt glad I did. Thank you Santa ^_~

So this New Years scene creation was my first Danbo image of 2012. I handmade the tiny bunting one evening – I love anything arty so having the chance to use it in my photography is relaxing and fun for me. The other tiny props are dolls house accessories, apart from the tiny guitar which is actually a fridge magnet and the Japanese cat which is a mini Maneki Neko ornament for Good Luck.

So far so good with my photography this year. I am feeling good about my progress. In my abilities with the camera to using photoshop and honing my post-processing skills.
For me, Danbo photography inspires me in all the other areas of photography. It keeps me imagining and thinking creatively constantly and that to me is what every artist needs. It brings me joy to know my images can bring a smile and even inspire others.

Via Flickr:
Happy New Year from us to you! May all your dreams and wishes come true in 2012 xoxoxo

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iLove.

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iLove.

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my little photography muse – mini Danbo!
I thought I should blog about my wee robot pal and introduce him to the rest of you.

The name ‘Danbo’ or ‘Danboard’ for those not familiar with him is from the Japanese word ‘danboru’ which means corrugated cardboard.   ( ダンボー )  As he is indeed a little ‘cardboard’ box robot!

Danbo was commissioned by Amazon Japan through Revoltech – from Azuma Kiyohiko the creator of the manga character Yotsuba-chan, from the comic of the same name ‘Yotsuba&!’. I first came across him in 2008 through Flickr (there were only a few Danbo fanatics back then), fell in love and had to have one. I think I have a penchant for Japanese toys & collectibiles (Blythe, Danbo, Sanrio,Monchhichi…yep I see a pattern too)

Danbo has become my favourite inanimate object to photograph.
I have to keep thinking of new ideas and adventures for him to have, thus keeping the creative juices flowing. Imagination is key, but he is so very very cute and lovable so it is rather easy. Part of the challenge is working with his one blank expression and how it can be transformed into something more. I tend to use props & objects I already have at home in each scene to ‘bring Danbo to life’.

I keep referring to my Danbo as a ‘he” because for me, he is a boy.
Don’t ask me how I know this, he just is. ☺

Shooting Danbo (as he is plastic) means I am learning more about natural light too and how to use it better in my photographs.
Plus it’s a whole lot of fun!

Pearl  +  Danbo   4eva