“Jiji Pan To”
Acrylic on Canvas – July 2017
This is a painting of Jiji from the movie Kiki’s Delivery Service by Miyazaki. They’ve been doing a Ghibli fest in the cinemas across the US this year and this month’s movie was Kiki. I painted this prior to watching it, though I had seen it before in English and not the original Japanese (which I saw for the first time this month.) Jiji is at first skeptical of his new home with Kiki, of the bakery and city that she’s chosen. However, he soon falls in love with his new surroundings and the neighbor kitty that he deems pretentious until he gets to know her.
To me this resonates a lot with what I am trying to do on Twitch (where I painted it live). I was very skeptical about live painting and letting others in, and yet, now I find myself looking forward to it. Not surprisingly, it forever transformed my stream and now they call themselves the bread squad. How I LOaVE them!
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