Recap: August

August, oh August. I frankly don’t know how I would describe this month. It contained an equal amount of highs and lows. I found my moods swinging from being happy and feeling great one week and then rapidly sinking down the next week. It was an inevitable cycle.

But I’m positive September will be better. For now let’s go back and take a look at what happened in August:

(Also I noticed I haven’t done a Monthly Recap in ages! I need to do more of these.)




My college friends and I faced our fears and tried the Clown House Escape Room at Breakout. Let’s just say we didn’t make it far in the game, but it still proved to be a fun experience.

We hope to be back soon to try our hand in conquering the escape room again.




It was a great reading month for me because I loved all the books I finished! I’m glad I stuck with my August reading list. I highly recommend these books.

  • The Geek’s Guide To Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash – 5 / 5 stars
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – 4.5 / 5 stars
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – 4 / 5 stars

You can read my full reviews on my Goodreads account. I’m happy to have been keeping up with my 2016 Reading Challenge.


Online Shop Updates

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This August, I opened a new Threadless store. I also added some original art to my Teepublic store.

I do hold sales occasionally so if you’re into that sort of thing, follow me on Twitter. I post all store updates there.


Job Interviews


I felt it was time I got a day job in order to support my personal projects. I spent this August applying for graphic designer positions in various companies. It took some patience and it proved to be a challenge.

But I’m happy I ended up bagging two job interviews in the end. I will update you during my next recap what happens next. 


Hope August was great for you guys!



Kaela is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer who draws inspiration from her quirks, childhood nostalgia, and pop/sub-culture.

6 thoughts on “Recap: August

  1. Escape rooms are fun, though it does seem like many of them go for the scary factor. Makes your adrenaline pump as you try to escape in time. Trying to solve puzzles under pressure can either be unfavorable or favorable depending on how you react under pressure. For me, I tend to make more mistakes under pressure. Drawing under pressure produces poor illustrations on my part, for instance, such as in Pictionary.

    Great that you were able to read so much in August. Look forward to your future updates for September!

  2. I can’t wait to hear about the outcome of your job interviews.

    I’ve never been to an escape room, but it does sound pretty fun and challenging. Not sure if it’s something that I could manage to do anytime soon.

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