For the past 9 months I have become a bullet journal addict. Not only is it a great way to stay organised but it is also just a good excuse to doodle and practice some new hand-rendered type. June does not only mean the start of summer but it also means the start of a new monthly layout…
I wanted to keep with the theme of summer and used a pineapple washi tape, that can be purchased in a set here, and I just think it is so bright and beautiful. I use the monthly calendar on the left to mark any holidays (be that actual trips away or events like birthdays and fathers day). The space on the left I use to fill in other key events that I want to remember but feel need more space, as well as this I put in any future events that I will need to add into later months.
My weekly spreads in June, rather bizarrely, start on the 6th seeing as the 1st fell into my last May week. The flower pots at the top show me what week we are in – first pot means first week, second pot means second week etc. I like having big spaces on each day to make checklists of things I need to do as well as a place to highlight big and exciting events that I want to remember
When I fill in my daily spreads I like to attempt to try out different fonts to highlight any important things that happen in a day as well as boxes to make key little reminders stand out. I stick to the usual bullet journal key, which you can find out more about here, for my everyday to do lists. The pens I use are Rotring tikky graphic fine liners in 0.3 and 0.5 (I am thinking of writing a review on these on a later date).
I am far from a calligraphy master but love having my journal as a way to practise my designs and keep organised! I cannot wait to continue to fill out the month of June and in particular continue to use the adorable pineapple washi tape.
Go and grab another cuppa on me, Em x
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