Sunday, 3 April 2016

Bullet journaling and calendar sketches

Can you believe it's April already?! 

My birthday month (March) flew by 
before I could blink.  WHOOSH!!!! 

I have been a busy bee.

I set up my bullet journal for April. 
I'm not sure if I have mentioned my bullet journal before 
but I started my first one in January of 2015 
and I've been an addict ever since. 
It's the only journal/planner that I haven't given up on.
 If you haven't heard of the bullet journaling system before, 
do check out the video below by Ryder Carroll, it's creator. 


I love the bullet journal system because it's so flexible. 
You can make it completely your own 
and it's so easy to use. 
My favourite part is the daily task lists 
because they help me to stay focused in the present. 



Kara at Boho Berry has some great videos on her YouTube channel 
if you are interested, check out more of them HERE


I've also set up an April calendar page 
in my Moleskine sketchbook. 
I figure I can manage a tiny sketch/doodle each day.  
No daily theme/prompt, 
just whatever I feel like sketching that day.


Above - A pic of the calendar and BuJo together. 
April 1st is my brother's birthday 
hence the cupcake. 


I figure these teeny calendar sketches will be suitable for Sunday Sketches
You can check out the other participants HERE.


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I have also joined the #RockYourHandwriting challenge
on Facebook and Instagram. 
We are given daily prompts each month and 
we practise and develop our handwriting skills. 
Not sure if I'll stay with this one 
but I do love putting pen to paper.


You can check out more details on this challenge 
at the following links - 

Kara at Boho Berry
Dee at Decade Thirty 

Happy Sunday to you all!

24 comments:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE your bullet journal, since I love making lists, lettering and sketching too. I heard about the system through another blogger, but haven't had the chance to start one. I bookmarked the pages, so that I can come back to them this summer when I have more time to focus on setting one up. Thanks for all the leads. Blessings, my friend!

alarmcat said...

i've never heard of bullet journaling but it looks like something i would like! i just LOVE checking things off of my To Do list :)

your calendar sketches are amazing!

Christine said...

lots of interesting stuff going on Serena! I am a natural journal keeper too.

GalleryJuana said...

Thanks for Kara's video and the rockyourhandwriting suggestions! Love how you've fashioned your journal month pages!

visiting from sunday sketches

carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely post of 'how to' and ideas and lovely illustrations you have done in your journal ~ thanks ~ ^_^

Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe its April already,,I enjoyed this post so much,,you are such an inspiration,

Jennifer Rose said...

will have to look more into bullet journaling, might come in handy for uni :0

and nice handwriting :D of course its a blue pen :D

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Arnoldo. I will share more pages from my bullet journal in future posts. It truly is a fabulous system. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Sue. I love To Do lists and my favourite part is giving them a tick when complete.
I think you would enjoy it too as you can customise the bullet system to your own way of working...so easy to do. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Me too! I have journals from years ago. I want to get back into doing my Morning Pages soon too. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Juana. I'm glad you found the links helpful. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Carol.
Peace to you also. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks for the lovely compliment, Laurie. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Jen...yes, blue. hehe
I think you would find the bullet journal system very handy for uni. :)

Abigail Davidson said...

That April calendar page is a beautiful idea! Great way to sketch every day -- the cupcake and fox are both beautiful!

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Abigail. Glad you like the calendar idea. :)

Sandra Busby said...

What a great idea! I an certainly someone who needs to be more organised!

Lisabella Russo said...

What lovely tiny little illustrations, I love them! Interesting idea about the bullet journal, I haven't managed to keep any journal for any length of time...

Serena Lewis said...

To clarify. I have lots of journals where I have written my thoughts and grievances but I have never been able to maintain a regular planner....until the bullet journal. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Sandra. I find the bullet journal definitely keeps me on task. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Lisa. You may like to try the bullet journal....it's the only type of planner I've been able to stick to. :)

Ginny said...

Serena, everything about this post is lovely. From your tiny sketches to your handwriting it is all beautiful. I have a friend who loves her bullet journal. I hope you continue to enjoy your journal as much as she does hers.

Linda said...

Really beautiful illustrations!

Rita said...

I love the way you have your journals set up. The Rock Your Handwriting is an interesting challenge and love your description! Your handwriting is beautiful! :)