So I’m doing something a little different for today’s installment of (what I guess you could call) my bullet journal series. Normally, when showing photos of my bullet journal and explaining how I use it, I only post my monthly spreads – like this one for August. These posts include all the trackers and other pages I use throughout the month. However, a lot of people seem to like these posts and want more, so strap yourselves in kids, today you’re getting what you wished for – more journal photos! (Probably not you in particular, but some other strange internet-dweller like me who gets their thrills through arty organisation).
August has been the first month in which I’ve really stepped up my weekly spreads – previous months have had the same design for every single day, whereas this month is different each and every week! That’s why I thought it would be nice for this to be the first set of weekly spreads that I share with you all…
The first five days of August didn’t really get their own spread, and they featured in my August setup post anyway. I thought I’d include that page in here to show just how simple a weekly spread can be.
This week of August still felt summery – it was hot and sunny and I’m already starting to forget how that feels! Since then, we haven’t had much blisteringly hot weather, which is a relief for the grass (it was all yellow where I live and has now gone back to green) but I’m hoping there’s still another beach trip or two to be squeezed out of this British summer.
I think my mind and body were ready to jump into more autumnal/wintery themes this week; as soon as the rain came my bullet journal lost the yellow colours and a minimal black and blue mountain theme popped up. I like the simplicity of this spread, although my wrist started cramping up drawing in all the little dots.
For the next week, I felt the need to inject a little bit more colour into my pages (blue was still very much an underlying theme though…) I really love watercolour paints at the moment, and feel like I’m really learning how to control the colours and blending a bit more. I no longer feel like the watercolours are controlling me! That’s why I went for a planet theme, using different colour combinations to create several celestial objects across the top of the page.
And finally, we get to the spread that I think is kind of a combination of week three and week four – a minimal line drawing page with a planet/mountain theme. I couldn’t help myself continuing the blue theme, even if that was only with the presence of washi tape at the top and bottom of the pages.
And that’s it – roll on September (and the start of a completely new bullet journal)!
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