Snow storm, cancelled classes, cleaning out and organizing studio spaces. For me it goes along with getting my everyday, calendar journal ready for the year. This simplified bullet journal gives me lots of freedom as I begin to live out my word of the year: FREE as in “be free.”
By simplified I mean, not a lot of “to-do” lists or coding, unless I want to, but more of a loose design format to happily contain my thoughts, prayers, dreams, and activities of the year.
Journal writing and research make up much of my everyday journal, but I want to jazz it up a bit. I still enjoy making a monthly calendar, so that will be included.
I’ve decided to give myself a fun challenge for the calendar pages: to put the name of each month in a different banner. I doodled a page of just banners as a reference for ideas:
That led me to Pinterest, and decided to use a different visual day/date style each month. Here is a page of ideas I made to refer to throughout the year:
There are now a bunch of new image/ideas on my Pinterest “Calendar – Bullet Journals – Moleskine – Leuchtturm” board. You will also find posted images from my current blog posts on Pinterest’s “Valerie’s Art board” if you are interested in following.
I’ve let go of designating the placement of “special” pages in the book, such as “Books Read”, and am placing them wherever the next blank page is at the time. I mark them with Washi tape folded over the long edge of the page.
Then I record the name of the page and page numbers in the Content section at the beginning of the Leuchtturm journal, so I can revisit them easily. It surprising to me, how much fun playing with Washi tape is. I’ve never been into it much, having a few rolls on hand that I like. I bought a few more and then visited mu local Michaels Craft store. They have a good selection $10 sets of Washi tape. It’s a great bargain. If you have a store near you, you may want to check it out.
As mentioned in the post http://valeriesjodin.com/2017/01/free-hopeful-surprising-word-year/ I made a year-at-glance, a new addition for me, and finding it quite helpful across from the reminder to live out my word of the year:
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Cheers to You with blessings of Hope in this New Year
and a new journal!
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