July 2020 Wrap-Up

So, as you may have noticed this past month, I wasn’t super active on the blog. That mostly had to do with the art challenge I was participating in (more about that later). It all swallowed up so much time, I could neither read nor blog very much.

A Pocketful of Crowsad ONE book. It was called A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris and the reason I did not review it on here was because I did not enjoy it. Despite it being told in a very fairytale-like fashion, which is usually very much in my wheelhouse, I ended up giving it 2 stars only. I neither liked the characters nor the message of the book and I was very unsure about a white author using this to also talk about the topic of racism. Something about it all just felt off.

I don’t feel worried about my reading challenge though! I am still three books ahead, because I made sure to set a very achievable goal for myself.

As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! I don’t have any reviews this time around, but normally you can find them by clicking on the titles in the text!

As mentioned above, but just in case you missed it, I did a little art challenge for the entirety of July. It wasn’t with different tasks every day, but rather establishing a routine and being consistent with your output. I set mine for drawing AND writing every single day, while friends joined me along the way to just do one of the two or something they wanted to work on. It was really motivating and I got a lot done!
If you want to know some details, you can read up on my half-way check-in and the entire recap. However, here are my favourite art pieces I made during the time:

Having finished this art challenge and having gotten some of my creative spirits up and moving again, I decided to start a new unrelated challenge. I am currently doing Chloe Ting’s 25-day-hourglass-workout. It’s already day 11 and I am actually having fun with it. Don’t think that I can do all the exercises at high intensity the way Chloe can, but I was happy that my lockdown workouts have prepared me for it to some extent and helped me with finding alternatives to exercises that made sense when I couldn’t do the suggested versions. So far, there is no weight difference, but my clothes definitely fit differently! I am super intrigued to see results.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS

I could say Stargirl again and it would not be a lie. But there is only one more episode and I think I will have to move on from it after that … maybe … probably … hopefully? That show took up a lot of my mental space.

I did also watch Outer Banks this last month and kind of get the hype, because I keep thinking about it and totally can’t wait for the next season. I feel a bit betrayed, because youtube ship videos made me believe that Kiara and JJ were gonna be a thing and that just wasn’t the case? But now that’s what I want, neigh, NEED! Like, I did not make these videos, but watch them and tell me there’s nothing there!?!?

As almost per usual, I’ve unfortunately still not been as active as I would have liked to be on everyone else’s blog. If you are up for it, feel free to share one of your own posts that you consider one of your faves from this past month in the comments below! I’d love to check it out!!

MY OTHER POSTS

VARIOUS POSTS AND TAGS

TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED

TRAILER POSTS


Hope your August started out well and that your July was as good as can be expected during these times!

7 thoughts on “July 2020 Wrap-Up

    • Thank you! And I think Outer Banks will actually be my next art series haha … I watched it and thought “huh, no idea why there was SUCH a hype around this show”, but now it’s two weeks later and I still want more haha

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  1. Your art this past month has been AMAZING! I love seeing your pieces and hope you continue posting them because you’re incredibly talented 😀 I’ve been doing at-home workouts too and I’ve done a couple Chloe Ting videos but I haven’t done any of her challenges. I might end up trying out the hourglass one 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! I loved diving into the Stargirl thing so much, because it kept me really motivated to get reactions out of the cast. I am looking forward to doing different things this month though.
      The challenge is so worth it! While I haven’t lost weight and don’t think I will very soon, my clothes fit me so differently. it’s so nice to see actual progress (and she recommends taking weekly pictures of yourself to really see what has changed!)

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  2. I’m so, so proud of you Kat for the art challenge and everything you’ve done during the past month, that’s AMAZING. I love your art so, so much and I’m so happy you shared it and it’s just all so beautiful and I love it okay. ❤ ❤
    I watched the Outer Banks trailer with my sister yesterday and we might give it a try! So many shows and so little time ahah. So happy you are enjoying it so much ❤ and I always wish you all the best this August, sorry I haven’t been too active and commenting on your blog lately, we need more time to do it all 😭😭😭

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