Some of the things I enjoyed in June:


1. Sketch day at the zoo with Kira of Kirakiradoodles and her hubby Lorenzo. Drawing from life is hard, especially when life is animals that won't hold still. Must keep practicing! I had a lot of fun, and Kira even made a cute video of our trip.

2. Roadtrip with brother to visit parents = hours of REAL TALK. We didn't really get along as kids. Who knew we'd grow up to have some inspiring conversations about the artist life (he's a musician).

3. Totoro on the big screen! I hadn't seen this movie in so long, and experienced a whole new world of feels watching it as an adult. So much love T-T I still can't get over what an amazing big sister Satsuki is, which makes me feel guilty about what a poo sister I was at her age.

4. Hannibal the TV series. I binge watched all three seasons and really enjoyed it! I love the books, and the show did some really cool things with the source material. Great cast, great music, and so much beautiful food. It did get pretty bloody though, so I'm ready to get into something a bit more lighthearted this month.

5. Books I read/am reading

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
I Can Hear You Whisper by Lydia Denworth
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron