My Favorite Things: July 2016

I can’t believe it’s already August! Where did all the time go? To start this month, I’ve listed down My Favorite Things from July.


Sennelier Half-Pan


July was World Watercolor Month so I decided to finally splurge on some Artist Quality paint. All I could afford at the moment was this half-pan Sennelier Rose Madder Lake though. But I love the color and I love how the paint is so pigmented!

I hope to purchase an Artist Quality set a few months from now.


Reunion with my Highschool Friends


On late July (or err… a few days ago), I hung out with my closest friends from highschool. It’s crazy because it’s the first time we’ve been complete as a group since literally highschool! We had long conversations over snacks and dinner. We ended up staying at the mall until closing time. It was heaps of fun.

We also took the cheesy photo above. We had a couple of photos like that during my highschool days so it was fun getting a chance to recreate it.


Dreamology by Lucy Keating


I only finished two books this month and out of the two, Dreamology by Lucy Keating was my favorite. It was different and I loved it so much because of that. The author managed to weave these two very different adjectives: dreamy and scientific, and end up with a story that just works! I commend her for her originality. I’d categorize this book as a Light Sci-Fi Romantic Contemporary with hints of Magical Realism here and there.

Overall I would recommend the book to anyone looking for a light and cute, but not-of-the-usual read. I learned things in this book and I appreciate how Lucy Keating has put some research into it. It’s also one of the few books that I would love to reread someday and that’s saying a lot. It’s just right up my alley.

Check out my Goodreads 2016 Challenge to see all the books I’ve read so far.


What were your favorites from July?



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

5 thoughts on “My Favorite Things: July 2016

  1. Sounds like you had an amazing reunion! I haven’t seen my batchmates in a loooong time since I moved to the US, but I’m not sure I can relate to them anymore haha. I haven’t stayed in touch with many of them since my ex and I broke up, oops.
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  2. Yep, being artsy can be really expensive. You have to buy all these art materials, and the great quality ones can be pricey. But that means you have to really use them and create, doesn’t it? Haha! Hope to see more of your art. 🙂

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