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Hello October & Final September Spreads

Hello October & Final September Spreads

5 October 2018


A bit late with my October bullet journal cover, but here it is! As well as the final couple of spreads for September … the one below is from the challenge over at @journalingyourway on Instagram: ‘The minute you think of giving up think of the reason you held on for so long.’


This saying made me stop and think … for the last 13 and a half years, I had two four-legged companions who steadfastly followed me (not that they had any choice!) to three different countries and who gave me unconditional love and the motivation to keep holding on. Now that they’re gone it’s the memories of that love and their unforgettable presence in my life that keeps me going … and no, I am not giving up! The pleasure that I feel whenever I think of my girls — that’s what went into the drawing of this spread, and one of these days I shall scan it in and print it out for my wall, just to remind me to appreciate what I have while I still have it.


The final spread is the last one for my September birds and leaves theme, and I’m really sorry to see it go as I thoroughly enjoyed drawing and painting these spreads. It’s also put me on a new path with my bullet journal, and I’m looking forward to the next few months of fun creative planning.

As always, all the supplies I used for these spreads are listed below. Cheers.


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  • Scribbles That Matter (Pro version) Dotted Journal A5: UK and USA and STM website

  • SCHMINCKE AKADEMIE® Aquarell watercolours: UK and USA

  • Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Mod. 8605 brushes: UK and USA

  • Staedtler 308 SB6P Pigment Fineliner - Set of 6: UK and USA 

  • Uni Ball Signo Gel White Ink Pens: UK and USA