December 18, 2017


The past few months have been quite the rollercoaster ride! At the end of August, I left one of my part-time jobs. I was working two jobs on top of being an artist! I felt like it was the right time to move on and that I had reached a point where I was no longer gaining anything from being there. So now I work as an (almost) full-time artist and part-time for my friend's stationery company, Small Adventure.

Soon after CatCon, I was busy with all the cat portrait requests that came trickling in. And I was also getting invited to participate in more gallery exhibitions. Time was flying by and the next thing I knew DesignerCon was here. I didn't even get a chance to post an announcement about it here on the blog!

These days, I wonder if anyone even reads blogs anymore but I continue to post anyways because they're really more for me than anyone. They're just the perfect way to document time in one place. If you ever want to see more works in progress, you can always follow me on Instagram.

This has been one hell of a growing year for me. All I can really say is: Thanks so much for following along and for all your support! 

Here's a piece I recently worked on for the 3rd Annual Totoro Show at Giant Robot. It's actually of my favorite character from My Neighbor Totoro that isn't Totoro himself—Catbus.

Catbus Clock

July 11, 2017

New Mini Paintings for Cat Lovers

I'm in the midst of gearing up for CatCon right now. I started painting more mini originals that are available at an affordable price. They come already framed and ready to hang. They're available now in the shop.

June 2, 2017

In Case You Missed It: Gold Sparkle Cat Pin

Last month, I released the Gold Sparkle edition of my cat enamel pins. I made them mostly for CatCon, which is coming up in August, and I have a very limited quantity. These are also limited edition and won't be restocked once they're gone. So if you want one, I suggest you pounce on them.

New Mini Paintings

I recently added a few new mini paintings to the shop. I'm a little obsessed with painting fruits right now. There's just something about the warmer weather that has me thinking about fruit 24/7.  

Available now in the shop!

Pop-Up at Kindness & Mischief Coffee

On Saturday, June 10th, I will be having a little pop-up at my friends' Kindness & Mischief Coffee from 6-9PM. If you're local to the LA area, come by and hang out! I will have a few originals for sale as well as a great selection of pins, prints, and stickers.

Nellie Le Pop-Up at Kindness and Mischief Coffee

May 12, 2017

Save the Dates for CatCon 2017

I will be at CatCon this year! I will have all my enamel pins, cat pillows, and new prints with me. If you're local to the Pasadena/LA area, come hang out. Tickets are available online now!

May 5, 2016

Now Available: Quail Print!

A few people have requested it, so I decided to make my quail painting from a couple months back into a print. It's 5x7, making it easy to frame, and printed on premium matte paper with archival inks.

April 7, 2016

New Hats in the Shop!

Recently added a few new hats to the shop. We’re finally getting a few colder days here in LA. I’m still planning on retiring my knitting needles for good at the end of this year. For now, I’ll still be making things until the yarn runs out.

March 29, 2016

New: Cutie Mayo Mini Painting

I've been working on more mini paintings for the shop lately. It's a great exercise to keep me constantly making new work. They're also super affordable (typically $30–40) so anyone can own at original.

March 26, 2016

New Bunny Dumpling Print

Sometimes when I get stuck on what I should paint, I revisit old ideas. I thought about how popular my dumpling pieces for Grumpy Bert's Red Envelope Show were and decided to do a different version of them. The pieces from the show sold and no prints will be made from them, so I thought this newer variation would be great for anyone who wants to own a similar piece.