I decided to paint Hello Kitty when I found out that was a favorite of one of the grandchildren. I had a general idea of what the Kitty looked like but always wondered why she didn’t have a mouth, especially considering her name. To appease my curiosity I started my research on this cutie.
According to Wikipedia , Kitty was first introduced in Japan in 1974 and made her way to the US in 1976. Her full name is Kitty White, she was born on November 1 in the suburbs of London, England and she has a twin sister Mimmy. Kitty is a bright, kind-hearted girl who is good at baking cookies and loves her mama’s homemade apple pie. Her favorite subjects in school are English, music and art. Now for the answer you’ve been waiting for. Spokespeople have said that Hello Kitty does not have a mouth because they want people to “project their feelings into the character, be happy or sad together with Hello Kitty” and that she” speaks from her heart”.
Say hello to Kitty White.
Check out Lisa’s Time Out For Art post at : http://playamart.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/timeout-for-art-blissful-solitude/
Next week I’ll be back under the sea.
Retirement life is good in Ecuador !