July 2020 Recap

There’s never a dull moment when there are things to make, conversations to have, games to play, and books to read. My July has disappeared in a flash, and I’ve got quite a bit to report!

July 2020 Recap: Reading, Watchlist, & Favorite Purchases

Taking Things Personally

I released a brand new batch of designs at BumbleBess.com on July 1! Hand lettering all sixteen MBTI combinations was a huge undertaking, but I’m thrilled with the end result.

Sample of the hand lettered MBTI designs created by Elza Kinde for BumbleBess.com

Check out all my hand lettered designs at BumbleBess.com!


From the Watchlist

I tend to watch a lot of TV when I’m working because it helps me focus. July’s viewing was all about shows I consider “quiet”, including:

  • The Great British Baking Show
  • Grand Designs
  • One Day at a Time
  • Good Bones
  • Making It

What are your favorite cozy shows?


The Start of Something New

I decided to try a new social media platform! MeWe is supposed to be a comp to Facebook. It brags on more privacy options and less stealing of personal information. I’m too new to share any strong opinions, but if you’d like to give it a trial run, you’re welcome to add me as a contact!

Where’s your social media happy place?


Photo Finish

My bookstagram got a refreshing bump in activity thanks to a couple of fun photo challenges! You know how much I love a good challenge.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more!


I’m Booked

Speaking of books, I did manage to sneak in some reading! As you can see, I’ve been in the mood for Fantasy.

What was your favorite book in July?


Buyer’s Pride

July is Disability Pride Month. I chose to celebrate by supporting some of my favorite disabled creators.

  • Skies of Dripping Gold is one of my favorite short stories. It manages to give the emotional punch of a full length novel in the span of its 50 pages. Author, Hannah Heath, finally decided to make signed copies available! So. Worth.
  • I’ve been a fan of Abi Stevens for about six months. Her vibrant, rebellious artwork is something I really gravitate toward as a graphic designer. Mid-July she opened up a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new batch of enamel pins with a positive message about chronic illness. Gorgeous!

LEFT: photo of Skies of Dripping Gold taken by me
RIGHT: Chronic Warrior pin mockup in gold colorway by Abi Stevens

Did you make any fun purchases in July?


How did you spend July?

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