How do you all feel about the new month?
Here’s my bullet journal for May 2017. This month’s theme color is rose red. I don’t know how I came up with those stripes, but I’m happy with them.
As you can see, the left page is Ryder Carroll’s method of monthly spread, divided into two columns for upcoming tasks and accomplishments. My first experience with this method worked well for April, so I’m sticking with it.
I’m doing well with monthly habit tracker since last December. It’s traditional tracker that keeps me on track with daily routines and positive habits. The bottom of the page is intentionally blank, in case of adding more habits.
I’m doing new mood tracker since last March. I didn’t track my mood in April because I was not sure about my new experience with the dot grid notebook. I got the idea of this tracking spread from here.
As an independent worker, I organize my work assignments and income with my bullet journal. As the last Work Log was full with the work assignments in April (another busy month!) I needed to set up a new Log for May. This Work Log spread was inspired by Pretty Prints and Paper.
I hope you enjoyed my bullet journal setup for May, and I wish you a happy and fulfilling month!
I’ve started to practice lettering to make a new title image for my blog.
I was lucky to get these practice sheets from here.
I need to get comfortable with brush pens, which I have been avoiding all my life due to my low confidence in my own handwriting.
The brush pen used on the above practice sheet is the popular FABER-CASTELL PITT ARTIST PEN (B). When I bought the 4-pen pack, I expected the brush pen (B) would be the least used. But it proves itself incredibly useful for writing page titles in my bullet journal (which I will share with you soon!).
The FABER-CASTELL PITT ARTIST PEN is not the only pen I have for lettering. Below are some examples of my lettering practice with ZIG Journal & Title pens.
While practicing, I got the feeling that this particular style does not really go with the spirit of my blog to be the title image … I need to try several different styles.
Anyhow, I am proud of my first step in lettering and my progress so far. I will get more supplies and keep trying until I have the perfect title image!
1. Dawn Nicole Designs®: a resourceful blog of Dawn, a handwriting artist. Check out her free printable practice sheets.
2. Pretty Prints & Paper: YouTube Channel of Jessica Chung, one of my favourite bullet journalists and lettering artists. Check out her instructive videos on lettering and pen reviews. She also runs a blog of the same name here.