Editor’s Note: From handcrafted jewelry, fabric hand bags made with Asian inspired prints to Asian influenced apparel and creative home decorations, AsianWeek will be featuring Asian-inspired Arts and Crafts vendors each Tuesday to kick off the summer festival season.
The featured vendors all have previously participated in the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) – the largest pan Asian street fair nationwide that takes place the third Saturday of every May in San Francisco.
Produced by the AsianWeek Foundation, the AHSC is committed to supporting and promoting these creative and hardworking craftsmen vendors who may otherwise not get the online attention and exposure they deserve.
Nan Hockin, the founder, creator and illustrator of Nanamation, began drawing animations as a childhood hobby. In 2004, she translated her childhood hobby into Nanamation characters but in 2006, she began publicly presenting her Nanamation animations on her website.
The name ‘Nanamation’ was inspired by her husband’s input on her art . She enjoyed the name so much that she decided to name her animations as Nanamation characters.
As for her individual influences inspiring her art, She cites the many toys and objects gathered throughout her childhood:
“I am bit of a packrat so I love to collect books, fabrics, stationery and cool images from magazines so a lot of my ideas comes from that as well,” she wrote on her website.
Her biggest influence, however, revolve around her everyday observations, beginning with a “piece of fruit” or an interesting observation in the streets.
For more information, visit http://www.nanamation.com/site.html