Art, Graphics, Typography

Bastille Day

July 14. Happy Bastille Day. In France it is formally called it is formally called La fête nationale. This day commemorates the Fête de la Fédération of 1790,which celebrated the unity of the French people one year after the Storming of the Bastille. Eat French food and indulge in macarons. In honor of Bastille Day, I was inspired by French Graphic posters. Here is a glimpse…

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

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Art

Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey

Gong Hey Fat Choy. This means Happy New Year (Cantonese).  Chinese New Year officially starts on February 8, 2016 and ends January 27, 2017. The monkey is the 9th animal of  the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle.

If you are a monkey?

You are characterized as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.  The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.

In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

Lucky signs for Monkeys…

  • Lucky numbers: 1, 7, 8
  • Lucky colours: white, gold, blue
  • Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums
  • Lucky directions: north, northwest, west

Famous Monkeys

Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Michael Douglas, Alice Walker, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gisele Bundchen, Kim Cattrall, Nick Carter, Patricia Arquette, Alyson Stoner, Christina Ricci, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez.

To find out your Chinese animal…

Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar.

The years below are a rough guide, but if you were born in January or February it may be slightly different as the new year moves between 21 January and February 20.

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

 

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BW, Graphics, Holiday

Merry Christmas Eve.

2015 Holiday Card2

It has begun…

I love this time of year. All my presents are wrapped and am excited to celebrate Christmas with my loved ones.  I wish Seattle would get snow for Christmas (but just on Christmas)!  For 2015, I designed this Christmas card in two versions – black and white of course. Print and Enjoy.

Sending you all Holiday Cheer…..Merry Christmas!

To download the Black Version

To download the White Version

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Art, Holiday

skulls + flowers

skull art

The day after Halloween is known as the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos in Spanish. This is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the blurred boundaries between life and death.  The tradition is that men, women and children honor their deceased loved ones by participating in a joyous festival. I’m so inspired by the artwork of this tradition. As inspiration, today is all about beautiful skulls + flowers. Here is a glimpse…

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{Images via Pinterest}



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Fashion, Weekend

A little Memorial Day shopping…

Memorial Day

As my friend {Rebecca} would say, “DANGER, DANGER”. Shopping can be very dangerous. There will be many sales this Memorial Day Weekend. I have already scouted the online stores and selected my favorite sale items. Love these items so so so much! Happy Memorial Day shopping!

1.   Wilfred Tandis T-Shirt | Aritzia   2.  Lucette Ring | Kalaki Riot  3. Claudia Walnut Wood Sunglasses | Woodzee  4.  Double Strap Heeled Sandals | Zara  5.  Blush Pouch | Baggu  6.  Oasis Rose Jacquard Skirt | Asos
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