simon’s cat

I’m not a cat person, but I do find them to be quite funny and clever sometimes. I don’t hate cats, but my allergies have continued to encourage my keeping a distance. This however is a fun and cute illustrative animation.

Happy Friday!

name that movie… all 35

I found this video a while ago and never got to share. So, for your Friday viewing pleasure:

35 Movies in 2 Minutes!
35mm from Pascal Monaco on Vimeo.

I really love the illustration/animation style. Very clever. I’m so drawn to flat vector illustration (opening credits to Monster’s Inc comes to mind). I probably need to explore this more for myself. If you’ve ever worked with me you’d know how much I love to create vector icons!

(discovered on Drawn)

Post-It Love

I use post-it notes a lot. Love them dearly. Despite my attempt to be more “green” and recycle. Earlier today this video came to mind. I hadn’t seen it in a while and upon searching for it, I was happily reacquainted with its loveliness. And now I share it here:
Post-It Love from Kreatif360 on Vimeo.

It’s just so sweet! Really well done. Just made my day a little brighter.

*I cannot help but note how much I love her tights and especially her sweater in the last scene. Those side collar buttons are just adorable! And the stripes!

my aha moment

A couple weeks ago I received a random e-mail from the aha moment team for Mutual of Omaha (what? I have no idea what that is!). The girl said she had found my website and blog and thought I would be a fun participant of the aha moment videos. They were coming to Knoxville in a few days and would like to film me. After seriously questioning if this was for real and having Mark check it out too, I made an appointment to show up on a Monday evening at Market Square. It was super quick and painless (although the painful part came in the deliberation over what to wear and most importantly what in the world I would say was my aha moment). I filled out a permission form and then stepped into their little silver bullet of a trailer. A super friendly and almost fakely authentic (only way I can think to describe her) girl interviewed me while a guy filmed it from another room. I wasn’t quite sure what I was saying and simply hoped for the best. Today, I saw the results. See my interview on the aha moment website. And no autographs please.

holding my breath

We’ve applied to adopt a dog. The last 5 days have been a bit of a roller coaster on my emotions. But my hopes are up.

And I love this ad. More than words.