Depending on creativity and time, a bullet journal can go from simple and functional to a beautiful art piece. Whichever category you fall into (for me it’s somewhere in the middle) a bullet journal is a great way to get projects, thoughts and events written down on paper. An analogue break in a digital world.
I love to have fairly clean simple layouts, but if I need some art therapy, I will usually add a bit of decoration here and there. Spending the most time on collections or monthly pages often pay off, as I will have to go back to these again and again. My daily pages are very much used for practicality and checking off to-dos and appointments.
In case you are interested, I currently use a Moleskine Large Dotted Notebook Hard* in Black and a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen small to do most of the writing. For decoration, I like to use the ever popular Tombow Dual Brushpens* and my trusty Staedtler Triplus Fineliners* in all colours imaginable.
For this post, I thought I would share my set up for the month of March…
My Typical monthly pages.
In a monthly set-up, I normally include these components. Though it can change depending on what I need for that particular month
- Monthly Log
- Master Tasks
- Habit Tracker
- Gratitude Log
- Blog Plan (recent)
Adding in Extra Details
Thinking of a design.
I don’t normally go for florals. I tend to gravitate more towards architectural graphics and straight lines. Spring is around the corner though and I fancied a change. It was challenging to draw as I’m not the most artistic individual, but I’m pleased with how it turned out. I also like how the theme carries on winding through each of the monthly pages. Using the brushpens I added some colour and did a two-tone effect on the flowers to make them stand out.
I really enjoy reading others posts like this so hopefully, you feel the same! If you want to see more of the pages in my Bullet Journal then you can follow me on Instagram @lucylouminous as I tend to post a lot on there. Let me know what you think in the comments below and I would love to see any pictures of your monthly pages too for some extra inspiration!