Cute Wednesday: Cows!

On our podcast episode this week, we talk about animals, and I posted a picture of a Scottish Highland Cattle; cows are one of my favourite animals so this post is dedicated to cows!

Here’s a Scottish Highland Cattle; they are a type of cow that started out in Scotland, and just the cutest!
Scottish Highland Cattle

Next is an adorable picture I saw on Cute Overload, cows in coats! So cute!
Cows in Coats!

And here’s a picture my boyfriend shared with me, a cow that looks like his hair was blowdried and is all fluffy!

My love of cows started with Harvest Moon; with this cute cow:
Harvest Moon Cow

And my love of cows has only been enhanced over the years. Does that make me a weirdo? Probably.

Long week behind me

This week has been a stupidly long week.

My great-uncle, Judson Chu, passed away on in his sleep between Sunday night and Monday morning. He was a US Vetern, and he, along with my great-aunt (who passed away in mid-2013), was the main reason my family was able to immigrate from China. For this I am eternally grateful. He was close to his 92nd birthday, so he lived a good, long life; we will just have to celebrate his life for him this weekend.

Because his funeral is this weekend, I cancelled my plans which was stressful because I wanted to sell the tickets I had, but eventually I gave up and stopped caring about the money.

I also just found out my trainer, who I’ve been with since mid-2011, is moving onto a better job and while I’m happy for him, I feel like I’m losing a good friend.

A good friend of mine told me a harrowing story about one of her friends and I don’t want to post any details, but it reminded me of my dear brother; I haven’t had time to visit him as often as I would like.

On top of all that, work has been so busy this week; my coworker and I have been working on templates and color stories all week.

I feel like I could sleep for all of next week and still not have enough rest.

I’m going to end on a good note though, so I’ll add that I got lunch with my boyfriend today and I treated myself to some cotton candy limeade!

Cotton Candy!

Doesn’t cotton candy just make everything better?

Typography Tuesday: The Joker

Going back to sharing great typography! Today’s theme is The Joker, more specifically, lines from The Dark Knight.

Here’s a great kinetic type video of one of the “Why So Serious” scenes:

Here’s an amazing typographic portrait by EdUnderground:

edunderground Red Bubble

Here’s another great portrait of the Joker, this one by GeekSpeakPrints:

GeekSpeakPrints Etsy


And lastly, here’s another kinetic typography video, this one from the conversation between Joker and Two-Face:

Crochet of 2014

Here’s my big crochet post for all the things I made in 2014!

Going away elephant

Going Away elephant

I made this for a friend, Stef, who was moving away at the end of April. She loves elephants!
Graduation bear

Graduation Bear

I made two of these for two friends who graduated in mid-May. I don’t have a picture of the second bear which is a shame!

The rest are under here; there’s 19 more!

New Job (and Stuff)!

So last June, I started a new job! It’s near my house and the schedule is pretty flexible so I’m pretty happy about those two things. I’m part of a marketing team for a Nigerian medical care company called Me Cure and we’re mostly doing social marketing and e-commerce. I’m learning a lot about marketing and how to use social media as marketing, and I do some design work for the company too. I have great coworkers who are warm and welcoming and it’s a pretty great work environment.

But design-wise, it’s almost nil, so I kicked my butt into gear and created a podcast with one of my good friends Sowmya! We’re called the We’re The Worst (Sarcasm Implied) podcast, and we have two episodes as of this moment! We just goof around and record a podcast! It’s really fun, and it’s helping me out of my creativity block. It’s also one of my resolutions so I’m extra glad that we got to do this!

Here are some of the designs I made for the podcast.