May Bullet Journal Spreads
31 May 2018
I've caught the Bullet Journal bug! I'm already a huge stationery addict and have spent most of my life acquiring blank notebooks, planners, journals ... just the feel of the pen in my hand as it strolls across a blank page leaving scratchy footprints is magical to me.
So I've been on a quest for the perfect planner for years now. The closest I've come to one was the Moleskine extra large soft-cover 12 month diary with horizontal layouts. But that was never enough, and the beginning of this year found me starting off with 4 planners to suit different needs. ouch. Then I discovered the bullet journal ...
If you want to know more about bullet journaling, go straight to the source the bulletjournal.com website of Ryder Carroll who created what has now become a world-wide addiction. Google it. One of these days I'll do a write-up on how I got started but today I'll just say that I tripped across the BuJo (as it's affectionately called) in March this year and loved the fact that I could customise it to fit my needs -- a planner AND a creative journal all in one. Perfect.
I shan't show you the first couple of months of my new BuJo as they were pretty dreadful experiments. The May one is still part of a continuing work-in-progress process, but I'm finally beginning to figure out which spreads suit me best though admittedly I'm still playing around loads. But here it is, just in time for the end of the month!
I'm using a Leuchtturm1917 Master A4 notebook (I'll list all the supplies at the end of the post) as I love the size -- tons of space for everything. And I can paint on it using watercolours without it bleeding through to the other side of the page!
Decided to get cretive here and do a dutch door, but as I hated the idea of wasting the paper I've stuck it to the left hand page to see if that might work ...
I'm actually quite pleased with it so far. Here are a couple more of the spreads:
And finally, the very flexible daily layouts ... to suit the need for long rambling scribbles, ideas and art on some days and, er, nothing at all on other days. I hope you've enjoyed this little peek at my new journal. So far it's been the most organised I've been as far as planners are concerned and I'm enjoying it hugely. Do you BuJo? I've been flollowing some very talented illustrators and journalers recently and will soon post a list and links to them as they're wonderfully inspiring.
Here's the list of supplies I've used as well as links to them:
- Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Master A4+ dotted Black: UK and USA
- Schmincke watercolours: UK and USA
- Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Mod. 8605 brushes: UK and USA
- Uni-ball Pin Fineliner 0.3: UK and USA
- Staedtler 0.2 mm Pigment Liner: UK and USA
- Polaroid Spring Paper Clips - White: UK and USA
I normally buy my supplies in the UK but I know that most of you who follow me either at my Floating Lemons blog, or on social media, are in the USA ... so I've tried to link to the same or similar products at USA stores for you. Enjoy.
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