Friday, December 18, 2015

More "Spread Hugs, Not Spoilers"!

#SpreadHugsNotSpoilers #ThankYouForListening #YodaLoveDoI

Seriously - if you get an itch to spoil The Force Awakens, share a hug instead! It'll get your excited itch out, will prevent a spoiler from getting out, and everyone wins with sharing the love!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Luke Skywalker Hug!

"Alright, I'll give [this hug] a try." I was requested a Luke Skywalker hug by Ian Fults from British Columbia.

I am aware that many of you will be seeing The Force Awakens tonight and tomorrow. I won't be able to go for a week or two... So I implore the following favors from you all. Spread if you feel the same way!

Happy Star Wars IIV eve!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ewok Hug!

Ahh Ewoks, you either love them or hate them. I personally LOVE them! Here's your Ewok hug (the equivalent of a bear hug in the Star Wars universe). As requested by Gary Finkler of NY. 2 days 'til The Force Awakens!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Princess Leia Hug!

A little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming out. You may have heard of it. I drew a Princess Leia hug in honor of it. Who's your favorite Star Wars character?

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Chanukah Hug!

Tonight begins the first day of Chanukah! We at Hug O' The Day couldn't be more excited. To celebrate, here's our big Chanukah hug! Here's what happens when we see the Han Solo Hanukah meme meets Sandra Boynton meets Hug O' The Day! =0) Enjoy your festival of lights! And don't forget to check out all of last year's Chanukah hugs and coloring book pages, beginning here and here!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday Cup and Chocolate Hug!

Thanksgiving is over, so you know what that means... Holiday season is in full swing! Let's kick off the most wonderful time of the year with something super cute and sure to put a smile on your face - a holiday cup and chocolate Christmas tree shape! Because what could be controversial about these two little cuties, amiright?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Clementine Hug!

My favorite fruit for this time of year is, hands down, yummy, sweet, juicy clementines. Anyone else a fan of this adorable fruit?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Artists Hug!

I was lucky enough to be invited to go on the Reciprocity: LA Artist Retreat last week. It was a wonderful experience, and a true gift to spend time bonding with 20+ artists of various backgrounds and art fields. I wanted to share the love by creating this "Artists Hug"! Here's a hug for all you artists, whatever your talent is.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Peace Hug

This is all I can draw right now. May peace in the world come soon.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jem Hug!

If you were an '80s girl like myself, odds are you grew up watching Jem and the Holograms! And odds are, when you heard that a Jem remake movie was in the works, you went from the high of "YAY NOSTALGIA!" to a very fast low of "NOOOOOOOO!" upon viewing the trailers. The fact that it bombed so badly at the box office is probably a surprise one! So here's a revamped 2015 Jem hug for all those who can use it (especially all those involved in the making of that film).

I'm also dedicating this hug to my dear friend Ari Gold, who was the singing voice of Ba Nee in the original cartoon series. Here's an Outrageous hug for you!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gilmore Girls Hug!

Last week was an exciting week for Pop Culture fan. I'm not just talking about that slightly highly anticipated Back to the Future Day. Those fans of the highly-acclaimed TV show Gilmore Girls were blessed with the news that a sequel for Netflix is in the works. So here is a Lorelai & Rory Gilmore hug for every fan of one of, if not THE most beloved Mother-Daughter duo in all of television!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Supergirl Hug!

Today is the day! I drew this hug months ago in eager anticipation of the Supergirl TV show! As someone who loves both Superheroes and Rom-Coms, I couldn't be more excited for a show that combines my love for both. Who else is jazzed? Yippee!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Back to the Future Hoverboard Hug!

Happy Back to the Future Day! Today's celebrations are 30 years in the making. Since the lack of hoverboards seem to be the major complaint, here's a Hoverboard hug for all those celebrating today. Now excuse me as I go back to my Back to the Future movie marathon watching...(while I work of course...). Feel free to celebrate in other ways - here are some suggestions of some really cool events happening in specific cities.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pumpkin Cheesecake Hug!

Tomorrow, October 21st, is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. I am posting about it today to raise awareness, because such an important day will surely be overshadowed by a one-in-a-lifetime pop culture phenomenon day that also takes place tomorrow. Unless you've been living under a rock for the last several years (aka entirely off of Facebook and other forms of social media), you know exactly what I'm talking about!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lightsaber Hug!

A little bit of big news about the upcoming Star Wars movie happened yesterday. No biggie. It's not like the internet freaked out or anything. Well, here's a lightsaber hug to help promote the film! Because obviously it's going to need all the publicity that it can get. ^_^

Friday, October 16, 2015

Goosebumps Hug!

Here's a hug that will give you Goosebumps! Anyone else a fan of the book series growing up? In honor of the release of the Goosebumps movie, send this hug to anyone else who shares in the excitement!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Penguin Hug!

Because who doesn't love penguins? As requested by Becca Guttman from NY!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dessert Hug!

Happy National Dessert Day! Hope this hug adds a little sweetness to your day - but feel free to indulge in your favorite dessert too. =0) 

Israel Hug

As a Jewish person with many family and friends in Israel, including my sister, it's been absolutely terrifying to read about what's going on there. I drew this last night to post later today, but I'm posting it now because I just got off the phone with her and she heard the ambulances of a terror attack nearby before it was on the news.

Every man, woman, and child is a potential target to be mercilessly attacked for the crime of simply being Jewish and living in Israel. Every day I've been seeing more and more statuses on Facebook of friends who have had "close calls", where either they or their family had just missed being in a spot of an attack. A particularly horrific video that is currently circulating is one where a terrorist drives into a crowd of people at a bus stop, exits the car, and proceeds to butcher a man with a knife. In one of the first attacks, my high school music teacher's cousin and his wife were murdered in a car in front of four of their six children. They were my age. In another attack, a woman and her 2-year-old toddler were stabbed in the same attack that killed her husband and another man. The number of daily attacks is escalating, and the body count is growing.

Words cannot properly express how shaken I am to the core over this wave of terror, so I put my feelings into art. Here is a hug for the entire Jewish community worldwide. We are united, we are strong. When the world is filled with much darkness, we must remember to bring light; to be extra kind, caring, and loving. We must learn to put all our differences aside and to support each other. To everyone in Israel, be aware and be safe. And to my sister, I love you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Baseball Hug!

We're back! After about a six-month hiatus (fine, blame the baby), we're back with more hugs! Since we're in the throes of baseball battles, aka The Postseason, I felt it was only appropriate to start back up with a good old fashion hug in honor of America's favorite pastime. To those of you who have teams still in the running, best of luck! For those of you, like me, whose teams are already knocked out (Yankees 2016!), we all know that the Cubs are going to win the World Series anyway.

Send in your requests for hugs! Let's get the ball rolling again! (Yuck yuck) ;-)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Baby Bailey Hug!

Happy Mother's Day! You may have noticed that I've been a bit MIA from the site for a while. It's with good reason - the stork delivered a baby girl into my life! Here's a hug of my little Miss Bailey to share with all of you.  I'll be back with more hugs when this wonderful bundle of joy and her proud big brother let me get back on a regular schedule. Until then, I wish all other fellow mothers a wonderful Happy Mother's Day! <3

Monday, March 23, 2015

Panda, Horse & Pug Hug!

Here's a panda, horse and pug hug for Adi Bodenstein, as requested by her husband Boaz Hepner. I understand these are a few of your favorite animals, and honestly, who doesn't love pandas, horses, and pugs? =0)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Hug!

Happy first day of Spring hug! =0) Hopefully you're enjoying a beautiful, Spring day. If you're "lucky" enough to be in an area with perhaps colder or whiter weather than preferable Spring-like weather, then have no fear! There's hope in sight. Summer's only a season away!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Walk the Moon Hug!

If you have not yet heard the insanely catchy song Shut Up and Dance by the band Walk the Moon, stop everything you're doing and watch the awesomely 80's-inspired, fun video. If that doesn't manage to put a smile on your face, then check out the Shut Up and Dance Movie Compilation Video. (My new life goal is to see every movie featured in this video). Or the Shut Up and Dance Official Lyric Video. If you're like me, each video made me smile more than the next, and I love all three equally. I am also still not tired of the song. Walk the Moon's other hit, Anna Sun, is one that I enjoy listening to on the radio. So, in the vein of my Earth Wind & Fire hug, I am now doing a literal Walk the Moon hug. I dedicate this to my amazing husband, who also shares my obsession with this song and plays this song as much as I do. =0)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pen Pal Hug!

I've had a few pen pals in my childhood, but only one has stuck around as a friend. So I wanted to dedicate this hug to my pen pal/friend Guy on his birthday today! We may not write via snail mail like we used to (I think I'm actually "it" and have owed him a letter for a while...sorry Guy!) we've known each other for about 15 years now. It's nice to know that before Facebook there was a time when the power of pen and paper strengthened a friendship bond. =0)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Kimmy Schmidt Hug!

Like many, many people, I too have fallen in love with Netflix's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Kimmy's sunny personality is completely infectious, and the show is incredibly fun. So who else wouldn't love a hug from Kimmy here? =0)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pi Day Hug!

If you're a fan of fun dates like I am, you'll have realized that not only is this March 14th Pi Day, but it's the ULTIMATE Pi Day - the first 5 digits of Pi in its entirety, never to be seen again (until next century, of course!). So however you choose to celebrate, let's rejoice at some fun with numbers!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hugging Angels!

After yesterday's Matt Smith hug and a previous Tardis hug, I decided to keep the Doctor Who hug fest going with a "Hugging Angels" hug.  There are few things that creep me out more in pop culture than the freaky Weeping Angels in this beloved BBC show, and so when Keith Robinson of CA suggested a Hugging Angels hug, I thought it may be a good way for me to overcome my fear of these moving statues. Not sure if it worked, but one thing's for sure: you won't want to blink while checking out this hug! =0P

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Matt Smith Doctor Who Hug!

I had a request that I was only too happy to oblige - one of Matt Smith as Doctor Who! I'm currently binge-watching Doctor Who on Netflix and while I was terribly, horribly sad to see David Tennant depart, I'm in the middle of Mr. Smith's run and am happy to say that the 11th doctor is growing on me. I'm thinking of drawing his adorable companions too, because they are are awesome! Anyway, Laura Bernhardson of MN, this one is for you!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cute Lil' Devil Hug!

Here's a hug dedicated to all of you guys who have a "cute lil' devil" in your life. This may or may not have been inspired by my son, who last night may or may not have had an incident involving our neighbor's beautiful furniture set and a black Sharpie.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pancake Hug!

March 3rd was IHOP National Pancake Day - prompting a craving for a pancake hug from Mark Rottenstein. But really, does anyone need an excuse to want a pancake hug? Especially if yummy, gooey sweet maple syrup is involved....*drool*.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gragger Hug!

 Happy Purim! In celebration of this fun Jewish holiday, here's a gragger (aka noise maker) hug! Coloring page link below.

Gragger hug hi res download:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hamentasch Hug!

Purim begins tonight! In celebration, here's the pastry of the hour - a Hamentasch hug! Strawberry, chocolate, poppy seed, apricot...whatever your flavor preference, hope you can enjoy this hug! Coloring page and hi res link below.

Hamentasch hug hi res download:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

T-rex Hug!

When your 2 year old asks for a dinosaur hug, how can you say no? He even picked out this basic "Rex" shape and coloring. Rooooar!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Bunny Hug!

Does Somebunny need a hug? Well here's a fluffy little bunny hug to make your Monday a little brighter! So hop to it - have a nice start to your week. =0)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Polar Bear Hug!

Happy Polar Bear Day! I think we can all agree on one thing - polar bears are white. =0) Let's hug it out! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Elmo Hug!

Here's an Elmo hug for all you with little fans of the little red muppet! It's amazing how every toddler loves this guy! ^_^

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grumpy Cat Hug!

I felt like making a Grumpy Cat hug would be fun. So here, a Grumpy Cat hug for you all! <3

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tortilla Chip Hug!

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day! Whether you prefer salsa or guacamole, or just plain chips, all can rejoice at this day of celebrating yummy Tortilla Chips. Chip chip hooray!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Oscar Hug!

Happy Oscar Weekend! If you love movies and love the Oscars, here's a hug for you! I'm really excited for Neil Patrick Harris hosting. Anyone else looking forward to the Academy Awards on Sunday?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese New Year Hug!

Happy Chinese New Year! Whether you call it the year of the Goat, Sheep, or Ram, I wish all those celebrating it a happy, auspicious year!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hump Day Hug!

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means - Hump Day! We're more than halfway through the week! Enjoy this camel hug. =0)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Powdered Toast Man Hug!

I received a request last week for a Powdered Toast Man hug. He's a character I hadn't thought about in a long time and talked about him and the Ren & Stimpy show a couple of times over the holiday weekend. Then came the news that the voice actor for Powdered Toast Man (among many other beloved characters), Gary Owens, had passed away. So here's a hug as per the request of Evan Stulberger from CT, and in memory of Gary Owens.