Original Post: June 1, 2018
Planner + Journal = Plournal - Thanks to Kell S.
Added 06-07-18: A Conversation With Mom
I was able to spend most of my day with my mom today, although most if it was spent with me working on my bujo while she was laying in her bedroom watching Game 5 between the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals. As I was leaving, I asked"
What's the score?
Mom: (quietly) 3rd quarter, 3-2, Knights winning
Why are you whispering?
Mom: I don’t want to jinx it, Ohma
Them: I’m going to turn it on & yell at the screen & jinx it.
Added 06-01-18: Week 23
June 2018: Monthly - National Oceans Month
When I was a bambina, (around 8 or 9), our family went camping on Bibione Beach in Italy. I still have vivid snippets of memories of that week. Showers in the communal spaces under the shade of green, leafy trees. Barbecued dinners and laughing with the family and my mom and dads friends around a picnic table that gave someone a splinter every day of our stay. Running through the camp area playing hide and seek with Italian kids we couldn't even communicate with. Pedaling through town with my mom in a bicycle cart built for two for shopping and gelato. My little sister and I trying to control the pedal boat we were driving that was tossed to and fro by the gentle waves crashing onto the beach. The sun, the smells; Ahhhh, the memories...
My favorite memory was of the day that the sky was overcast, sprinkles rained down intermittently, the wind crashed the waves onto the shore, and the beach was empty, except for me. I reveled in that afternoon for hours, alone, walking the expanse of the desolate shore, wandering in and out of the water, I love the beach and the ocean because of that day.
My doodle challenge for June is also Ocean-themed. Click here if you want to see them.
Holidays for this month are a-plenty, as are the doodles.
June 1 - Doughnut Day, Founded by The Salvation Army
June 2 - Rocky Road Day created in Australia
June 7 - Vestalia (Roman)
June 8 - Best Friends Day & World Oceans Day
June 10 - Ball Point Pen Day
June 12 - Loving Day
June 14 - World Blood Donor Day & Flag Day
June 15 - Magna Carta Day
June 18 - International Sushi Day
June 19 - Juneteenth
June 21 - Selfie Day & World Giraffe Day
June 21 - Summer Solstice at 0307 Pacific Time
June 24 - Fairy Day
June 29 - Camera Day
June 30 - Meteor Watch Day & Social Media Day
Erma has been drawing she was a small child. She received lessons in chalk pastels at age 7, taught herself calligraphy at age 11, and learned the basics of figure drawing at age 13. She became a professional calligrapher in 1995.