I'm taking part in Fun A Day Dundee this January! Organised by the fab Sam Baxter Art, the idea is that you choose a fun project to work on every day throughout the month. For mine, I've decided to get organised with my Bullet Journal - not everyone's idea of fun but I find the process super relaxing. I didn't have much time for it on the run up to Christmas so it's nice to get back into it. Each day I've been working on new spreads, or continuing pages from last year (like this bookshelf and films to watch). I might even try some timelapse videos of drawing them!
I've had quite a lot of people on Instagram asking where I got my journal/if it's available to buy (it's not) so I've decided to make some printable downloads of my favourite pages. I've just finished creating this bookshelf printable that you can download for free now! The way I use this is to colour a book in and write the details each time I finish reading a book but you could equally use it by filling it with all the books you'd like to read then colouring them in as you've finished them. I'm sure there are other ways too!
Download here > Bookshelf Printable
Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear any feedback and see it in use! If you share on Instagram make sure to tag me @jillyjillydesign
I've included multiple versions - black and white, colour, dotted background, plain white background, title, no title. This should print best at A5 size.
I've been bullet journalling for over a year now which I'm quite surprised at really. I'm sure most of you have seen pictures on social media and beautifully detailed journals on Pinterest and thought the same as me - it looks like a lot of work! It turns out that it's only as much work as you want it to be and that's the thing I love about it. The basic bullet journal concept is just a simple analog organisation system, how far you go with 'spreads' and decoration is personal to you.
I started mine in May last year and spent a while getting to grips with a system that suited me, at first I tried to do too much and it became (ironically) another thing on the to-do list. David bought me a Leuchtturm1917 in Emerald for Christmas so I started afresh for 2018 with a better plan of how to tackle it. Now I have a simple colour palette and weekly spread which is my go-to for everyday use. Alongside this, I have monthly overviews and some fun tracker type pages such as the books and films ones above. I should add that the 100 films to watch is a list from IMDB and we have watched much more than coloured in - we're just rewatching this year!
I find it such a great way to keep organised now and don't know where I'd be without it! One of the things which really works for me, which is the issue I usually have with regular diaries, is that if I don't have a lot on I can just take a break from it. Likewise, if it's a very busy time I can adjust my calendars to match!
If you'd like to see more of my bullet journal or journalling tips then let me know! I've actually filled in the whole of my 'books I've read' page which was meant to last the year.
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